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Black Hawk Stout retains the big traditional flavors of an Irish-style stout and yet offers a refreshing dry crispness that is rare in many dark beers. "Bottle Conditioned" Black Hawk Stout is replete with a rich, roasted malt flavor that makes this not-so-heavy stout, creamy and ever so smooth. It has a subtlety that surprises and converts even the most reticent stout drinker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beersiveknown (2963) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 31, 2014
bottle at home from dicey’s bargain bin
dark opaque brown brown black, thin tan lacing with slightly sweet toasty barley nose. moderate carbonation, thin body, slightly astringent,no finish. insipid

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jorn69 (934) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
@ Havregatan. Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen (31 DKK). Roasted malt with notes of chocolate and vanilla, moderate sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and bitter with chocolate notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Some coffee and roast but ingredients don’t mesh well. Pours black, OK head and lacing. Thick consistently. Kind of an oaky astringent finish. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours dark brown in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, some powdery dark chocolate, earthy bitterness, dry finish, thin body detracts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt4054 (35) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pitch black stout. Dry and similar to Guinness. Easy to drink, not heavy or sweet. Got a six pack on special and would pick up again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewGoblin (308) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
An affable Stout to be sure, a thick feeling muddy-black liquid with a tanned noggin. Your usual coffee and chocolate malts with slight whiffs of spiciness, molasses and anise. Hop bitterness finishes off this Hawk with a dry, lingering touch. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8212) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle shared @ weekly tasting. Dark brown to black color, medium sized brown head that leaves fair lacing. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, liquorice, a touch of hops. Pretty nice actually. Taste malts, lightly roasted malts, again liquorice, nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation. I like it. Nice beer imo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4003) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a medium sized, beige to lightbrown head. Smells sweet, roasty, ash, tar, nice. Tastes roasty, ash, tar, coffee. Pretty okay. Medium body, medium carbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8630) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2014 Bottle in our appartment, Kanapali Beach Maui, from Wine Corner Paia 25/04/14. Black with a moderate tan covering that retains well. Nose is bitter roast, earthy cocoa, slight lactic ring, molasses, dark berry fruits. Taste comprises light sweet lickings, chocolate dipped raspberries, toffee fudge, dark berry fruit twang, light roast. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok dry stout, this was the best beer by some way of a mediocre triumvirate from Mendocino.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (1204) - - MAY 18, 2014
Transfer from BA rated on 1-28-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance - Pours a deep deep brown if not black color, with a thin off white head that fades very fast after pouring leaving no lacing. Smell - Roasted malt with dark chocolate and burnt coffee aroma. A little bit of sweeter caramel and licorice come in toward the end of aroma, but are only very light. Taste - Burnt coffee and unsweetened dark chocolate. A very faint earthy hoppiness comes in toward the middle of the tasting. Not the slightest bit of sweetness in the beginning, but there is a very little bit that comes in toward the end with faint vanilla flavorings. Mouthfeel - Quite dry on the tongue with a more watery less creamy taste. Not as good as most stouts on the mouthfeel, a bit too sharp that could use come mellowing of a creamier body feel. Overall - The beer has some very nice qualities for the style, but then others really put away from its greatness. Overall fairly average

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