ronaldtheriot (1332) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mendocino Black Hawk Stout has a thick, creamy, beige head, a very dark brown (essentially black) appearance, with reddish-brown highlights at the edges, and some thin lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of dark-roasted coffee, black bread crust, and chocolate powder. Taste is of charcoal, burnt sugar, black bread, dark bread crust, cocoa powder, milk, cream, dark cherries, licorice, and a minimal bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Mendocino Black Hawk Stout finishes semi-dry, easy going, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is another great one from Mendocino! RJT
fabioanselmo (185) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - OCT 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clássica Stout. Sabor e aroma de malte torrado com toques de café e algo de chocolate. Corpo médio com boa formação de espuma. Lágrimas na taça e escura como a noite. No palato um leve amargor, simplesmente deliciosa.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
arn8897 (46) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown. Little hazy. Thin with a bit higher hop presence than I’m uaed to in a stout. Nothing to write home about. Muddle of the road beer. Unfortunatly forgetable.
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"not as good as it used to be (all Mendo brews have gone a little downhill over the last few years), but it’s still a solid effort. all the right roasted, malt flavors...decent hop balance, just a touch underwhelming."
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very low on flavor for the style although the tastes that do surface is quite pleasant. Pretty thin and a wee bit watery on the finish.
Beersiveknown (3236) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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
Jorn69 (1143) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ 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.
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
alexsdad06 (5870) - Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
matt4054 (35) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BrewGoblin (462) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.