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Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

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191 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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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Looks a bit like Dr. Better with a tannish half inch head that mostly dissipates.

Smells of a barleywine, fruity sweet caramel malt and maybe some citrus.

Taste is similar but I do get a little smokey tobacco which is nice with the fruity sweet malt. Some bitterness at the end is expected and a pleasant warm feeling from the .

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little sticky but not viscous. Crisp but light carbonation.

Overall this is actually one of my favorite barleywines so far, but maybe the style is just growing on me. Can't wait to go back to the ones I tried last year.

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Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.