Black Hawk Stout | Mendocino Brewing Company

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80
good
654 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Black Hawk StoutBlack Hawk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company
United States
mendobrew.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
654
Reviews:
431
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
13.31%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 654 |  Reviews: 431
Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cabage99
2.63/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jodio
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good deep black appearance indicating heavy roasting with a full one inch of cream to beige colored head on the top of it. Plenty of roast, earthen smoke to the aroma.

Chewy, but not as much as you would expect from the color. Coffee malt notes, still some earthenness. Its reliable stuff for the stout crowd, must love roasting and can't be the guy who always complains about a stout being too thin.

Otherwise, plenty serviceable.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got as a gift. 12oz bottle served at 8deg in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a nice high 2" high brown head that lasts for nearly four minutes before film out. Nice dark brown colour

S- Not much here. Some malt and a touch of chocolate but that's it.

T- Lacking all around. Just a lack of proper ingredients and money into this one. Not for me thx. From an Irish dry stout stand point it is fair at best hence the rating

M- Creamy going down then dries out

O- Nice brew but not for me. Good to those who like this style. My rating is fair and won't upset the balance of the universe with respect to where this brew stands in the ratings.

Food Pairing

This alright brew went ok with....... Liver and onions! I fry bacon and then the onions in the grease! Yum LOL.

Enjoy

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Photo of Squire123
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"
Listed in the "1001 Beers."
MJ"s 1999 "Guide" gave it 2 of 4 stars.

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Photo of psmith161
4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.2/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Zylod
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
2.87/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SensorySupernova
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.43/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Big coffee smell with a nice malt backdrop
Appearance- pours a black color with a thick brown head.
Taste- Coffee and a bit of licorice with a nice malt mix
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation with a dry finish
Overall- A real good Irish Dry Stout, highly recommended.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeBeerS
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reminds me of Old Dominion Stout

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Photo of Damian74
3.09/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 303beer
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Of course there is roast but there is some hops too. Has some lacing to it. You can see light through it in a pint glass if you hold it up to one. A fact I like.

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Photo of DaveMiller
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jooler
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Initial taste is very flat. There is a hint of chocolate and coffee in the after taste, but there is also a lager or a metal taste at the end too. It's alright

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Black Hawk Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 654 ratings.
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