Black Hawk Stout | Mendocino Brewing Company

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Black Hawk StoutBlack Hawk Stout

Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company
United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

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3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Black Hawk stout...has a great name in the #1 hockey team in the NHL...but is also a solid stout. The beer pours an opaque black with thin slightly offwhite head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries chocolate and peat. The taste is more leaning towards espresso. The mouthfeel is fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

App: moderate head, of deep black "stouty" color, and sweet bouquet in pint

Entree: impactful mouthful, with unwanting - unpleasant lingering aftertaste

Dessert: not tasteless, but not really taste full. Again, not eloquent in defining hints of this and that (not a judge, just a critique sampling the many offerings and commenting accordingly--since looking for holy grails of a variety).

Not crave / repeat worthy.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deepest black color with a thick caramel head with good retention and leaving lots of laces.
Aroma of coffee, a touch of smoked malt and dark chocolate.
Flavor of earthy and citrusy hops, roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate powder, charcoal, pepper and licorice.
Very dry aftertaste with a long lingering bitter roasted coffee notes.
Light to medium body with perfect carbonation.
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Black Hawk Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 654 ratings.
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