ronaldtheriot (1597) - 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
TorbenJensen (1394) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich foam and a lovely aroma of coffee and chocolate. The taste varies over the classical dark chocolate, coffee, lightly roasted malt and a small touch of licorice. The finish is moderately hoppy with dry end. A good stout who do nothing bigger impression, but still keeps the type of accuracy. Well recommended.
ttoadee (1063) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour, decent tan head. Nose roasted grain. Bittersweet. Middle is coffee, coco powder, seared grain. Finish dries some. Pretty good.
ordybill (824) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
larsga (6893) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium gray-brown head. Opaque black body shows hazy dark red light
at edges. Roasty floral aroma is faint, with traces of rubber boot
(no, seriously). Dry earthy roasty soy sauce taste with toasted sugar
notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish earthy mealy soy
sauce aftertaste with rubbery notes. Well. It’s ok. (0.355l bottle,
from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)
martin00sr (1806) - Haderslev, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark copper, thick light beige head. Roasted, wet malt aroma. Light, dry mouthfeel. Roasted aroma, faint, fruity and smokey notes. Dry and light bitter finish.
Bamsen78 (4604) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour cloudy nearly black with small but stable light tan head. Dark aroma of coffee, malt and caramel with some subtle roasty notes. Bitter, roasty flavour, complemented by sweetish notes of caramel malt and touches of coffee. Roasty and bitter aftertaste with notes of yeast. Decent, albeit just medium-bodied.
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bready and dusty aroma, smells a lot like a milk stout. Almost black colour, seems clear. Big stable creamy light brown head. The flavour is bready, slightly vinous, sweetish. Not a dry stout in my book, but perhaps not sweet enough to be a milk stout, either.
Sigmund (5966) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Black colour, moderate to low tan head. Slightly sweetish and mildly roasty aroma, hints of creamy coffee and chocolate. Dry roasty flavour, notes of cold coffee. Drinkable, but not remarkable.
gunnar (6909) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours almost black with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, weak roast. Taste is light sweet, malts and coffee with a strange sidekick not making this a very good one. Dry bitter finish.
Holmen1 (3898) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske på rbhd-samling feb-15: brunsvart med capuccinoskum. Mild kaffe/vanlijearoma og kremet munnfølelse. Tørr og mørk men med en bismak av våt papp.