Talon - True Style Barley Wine Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company
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3.15/5 rDev -15.5%
Pours a beautiful red color with very little head. Kind of tastes like Redhook Eisbock ... just a bit more flavorful.
Taste is quite syrupy ... caramel candy with a hint of molasses. I think I might be growing tired of sweeter beers as this just isn't doing much for me (a year ago would have been a different story!). There is a very faint bitter finish ... but the sweetness hangs around to the bitter end (pun intended).
08-01-2012 01:23:17 | More by Vierenner
1.65/5 rDev -55.8%
Murky deep amber/brown color. Potent alcoholic nose already. Can't tell how old the bottle is, got it at a chain liquor store though so I'm sure its been sitting around for a little while at least.
Fodder, caramel and rum covered raisins on the nose. Figs and other dark fruit.
Strangely only a medium sized body.Feels thin in the mouth. Sweet Malted grains upfront followed by astringent dark fruit and caramel flavors. Sharp alcohol throughout with a hot alcoholic finish.
This beer lacks stability and complexity but the flavors go together at least somewhat well. Not a good beer, but at 3.99 it competes with even worse malt liquors for a cheap buzz. Okay for the price, but overall bad.
06-02-2012 04:07:56 | More by jtierney89
3.95/5 rDev +5.9%
I love a barleywine. This one is a murky, dark brown color. It's mostly still, with just a little carbonation and nearly no head at all. The aroma is all malt and alcohol: sweet, grainy, malt-extract-like, toffee and biscuit, caramel and rum-soaked raisins. The beer is warm and has a bite, but also very sweet. Firm bitterness for balance. The sweetness is lingering...it's a sensation that hangs on for several minutes. Firm body. This is a solid, but not particularly outstanding, barleywine.
05-21-2012 00:18:53 | More by Suds
Talon - True Style Barley Wine Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.