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Talon - True Style Barley Wine Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

235 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rkhaze on 03-11-2004)
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Nbdreher


3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

08-19-2014 16:50:44 | More by Nbdreher
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6d7073


4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-14-2014 00:19:53 | More by 6d7073
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-13-2014 09:30:17 | More by zestar
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-19-2014 03:07:20 | More by Georgiabeer
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

11-23-2013 22:38:28 | More by JMS1512
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Danimal1101

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-13-2013 22:55:44 | More by Danimal1101
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-08-2013 04:18:36 | More by WOLFGANG
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-19-2013 15:56:23 | More by mrfrancis
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-15-2013 15:28:24 | More by Drknight
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-25-2013 23:19:17 | More by Slatetank
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-26-2013 23:55:03 | More by spycow
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auggie

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

02-07-2013 13:05:05 | More by auggie
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-31-2013 20:31:13 | More by skaboom420
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-21-2012 00:47:16 | More by buckyp
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-11-2012 04:55:59 | More by cliff1066
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-22-2012 02:57:43 | More by t0rin0
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beerpadawan

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-25-2012 21:28:56 | More by beerpadawan
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Vierenner

Ohio

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
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birchstick

Colorado

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-11-2012 05:31:25 | More by birchstick
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jtierney89

New Jersey

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
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Suds

Pennsylvania

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
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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-17-2012 03:33:35 | More by enelson
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vonnegut21

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-03-2012 17:03:43 | More by vonnegut21
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KingRascal


3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-09-2012 00:51:39 | More by KingRascal
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.6%

02-19-2012 01:06:28 | More by jfcaa193
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Talon - True Style Barley Wine Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.