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Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

Imperial Barley Wine Style AleImperial Barley Wine Style Ale

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BA SCORE
83
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161 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%


Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 05-29-2010)
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Reviews by Ghenna:
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Ghenna

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smell- malt and alcohol

Taste- caramel malt with long hop dryness and alcohol burn at the end. Kind of bland all considered.

MF is thick as is expected of the style.

Was kind of expecting more for a beer at this price. Kind of like their eye of the hawk, just stronger and more expensive.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 03:06:01 | More by Ghenna
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3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cask at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is very hazy amber in color—some yellow hues are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a dense quarter finger high beige head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark fruits are present in the nose along with notes of caramel malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has underlying notes of grainy malts along with some alcohol flavors that strengthen and linger through the finish.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and a little edgy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't nearly as rich and malty compared to other beers in the style. There was too much alcohol in the taste for my palate.

Serving type: cask

03-01-2014 20:13:42 | More by metter98
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California

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Less murky than other barleywines I've seen, but still that soft, brackish-brown without highlights or clarity. A soft head that quickly dissipates. The nose is amazing; candy-like fruitiness, caramel, molasses, citrus hop aromas. Taste is even better; raisins, figs, candied fruit, sweet caramel sugars, molasses, lemon hop flavors with just enough bitterness to balance all the sugar. Thick, heavy mouthfeel with ample carbonation. Pretty fresh bottle judging from the taste. Fantastic barleywine that is my new favorite.

Serving type: bottle

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Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.