Black Eye Ale | Mendocino Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company
United States
mendobrew.com

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
203
Reviews:
156
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
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8
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6
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Photo of barczar
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Almost opaque deep brown with clear garnet highlights and a frothy half inch khaki head that dissipates to a thin foam layer.

Floral hops, tar, roast malt, nutty caramel, and licorice form the aroma. Fairly complex.

Flavor reveals roast malt and an initial buttery note, which becomes nutty and deeply toasted at the slightly bitter finish. Undertones of minerals and earthy hops add complexity. Floral hop notes emerge.

Body is slightly full and smooth, with carbonation a touch low.

There's good roast character, not overpowering, and somewhat substantial malt backbone, but there's a minerally, acidic character that is offputting. Becomes somewhat metallic. May be the roast acrid notes and citrus hops clashing.

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3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured two fingers of head on a black body. Looks nice.
The aroma is chocolate, roasted malt and a little coffee. Pretty good except for a slight metallic note.
The taste is watered down roasted malt with metallic undertones. There's a mild bitterness at the end.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
An easy drinker. The metallic notes took some points away, but not good overall.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy latticework of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and a mild char aroma. Taste is much the same with a slight soy sauce taste on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that seems to be much more stout forward compared to the other beer it's blended with.

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

Enjoyed in a snifter
A: pours a deep brown that does not allow any light to permeate, pours with a nice finger of very active and fizzy head which dissipates rapidly, leaves
S: nice scent, gentle notes of dark fruits with a slight sweetness behind it
T: taste pretty much mirrors the scent with some nice coccoa notes which add a nice depth
M: a very smooth brew on the palate, virtually no carbonation tingle, leaves the mouth cleanly
O: I was a bit weary of buying this bottle simply because it looks kind of cheap and tacky at face value, also I had no idea how long it had been sitting on the shelf for since there was no bottling date, quite pleasantly surprised by this well balanced beer

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4.77/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Something a little special. Bourbon cask conditioned Black Eye from the Mendocino east coast brewery, served at Saratoga Beer week. Very crisp. Very tasty. Coffee and chocolate notes overlaid with woodsy oak and sweet bourbon, sufficient hops. Much better mouth feel than the straight on tap Black Eye.

Excellent with food. I would follow this beer anywhere.

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Black Eye Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 203 ratings.
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