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Talon Double Smoked Porter - Mendocino Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brouwerij78 on 02-19-2014)
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Photo of samtrillo
4.16/5  rDev +3%

On tap. Looks like a hearty cola. Nice amount of lacing around the edges of the glass.

Smell is a bit sweet and fruity surprisingly. Tad bit of smoke and toasted malt.

Taste follows up on the nose. Definite warm cherry chocolate. Slight woody smokiness at the end which blends with the dark malt to produce a bitter coffee feel as well. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Medium to full bodied. 10% melds into this one nicely.

It's my first smoked porter so I was expecting more smoke but regardless of what this one is called it was quite enjoyable.

samtrillo, Tuesday at 02:21 AM
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4/5  rDev -1%

Nage37, Monday at 05:37 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

mitch3114, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Joebraggot, Nov 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

akttr, Oct 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Josh_951, Oct 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

tmcarter23, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Segelstrom, Sep 07, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev 0%

melza, Sep 04, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +5%

emeyer, Sep 04, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +4%

jdciencia, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

paulish, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

TaylorIPA19, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of avwrite
3.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A - Nice dark color, though rather light for a porter. Was expecting something dimmer.

S - Interesting smell. Did remind me of the smoky quality advertised.

T - Wasn't a fan. Definitely had an odd taste, paired with the high ABV, made the taste off for me. Lacked the classic porter taste.

M - Tough to gulp down.

O - Not sure if I'd get it again. Appreciate the Mendocino, but wasn't a fan of this particular brew.

avwrite, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

IRONRakkasan, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

sunshinethewolf, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

JohnathanColeman, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

mmmbeerNY, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

JoeyStats707, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No bottle date, poured into a snifter

A- pours a very dark brownish black with on light creeping through, small foamy light tan head reduces quickly, leaving no lace behind

S- chocolaty malt with some slightly smoky notes, but not as much as expected for a smoked beer. Plenty of fruity notes with a berry-like sweetness, a hint of bitter coffee at the end

T- the fruity notes continue into the taste as well; mixed berries with a with dark cherry juice near the finish. The chocolaty malt provides a creamy sweetness, the smoke is barely detectable, not even picking up any charcoal/ashy notes. Some medicinal hoppy flavors on the finish with more of that cherry juice

M- medium body with medium foamy carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish, alcohol is barely detectable for a 10% beer

O- this is a tasty porter, but I have no idea how it's called a smoked beer. I was expecting those smoky, meaty peat flavors, but this was actually quite sweet. It's a good beer, but not what you want if you're looking for a smoky beer

Treyliff, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Markus98, May 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

ajcantu, May 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

dantsbeats, May 01, 2014
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Talon Double Smoked Porter from Mendocino Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.