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RATINGS: 808   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2011 Bottle. Poured a deep dark muddy black with a huge frothy tan head that produced some really good lacing. The aroma was of dark roasted bread malts, a resin hop and a meaty yeast with notes of dark chocolate, coffee and molasses. It tasted a little bitter-sweet with a hint of molasses and chocolate at first and finished with a bitter coffee flavor that had a strong dark chocolate presence at the end. Mouthfeel was very full in body and nice, smooth and creamy texture with a flat carbonation. Overall this stout was exceptionally smooth with a very nice flavor from beginning to end.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (975) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Dark pour, decent tan head. Nose roasted grain. Bittersweet. Middle is coffee, coco powder, seared grain. Finish dries some. Pretty good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (665) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2015
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.)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (1590) - Haderslev, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (4414) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14465) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5734) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (6424) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1 (3549) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
abemorsten (3214) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Shared bottle at RBHD Bjørnøy February 2015. Clear deep mahogany colored body with a light brown rim. Rock sugar and molasses on the nose. Prunes and wet cardboard on the nose. Medium bodied.


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