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Imperial Stout - Mendocino Brewing Company

Imperial StoutImperial Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

154 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.51%


Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: allboutbierge on 09-04-2010)
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Reviews by troysoy2:
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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. A small-bubbled brown head gives way to decent lacing and a nearly pitch black body. Retention is okay.

The smell is of dark stone fruits and smoky, roasted malt. A slight sweetness comes through.

A nice, full bodied taste. Progresses from stone fruit and bitter chocolate on the front to mild smokiness, then dry roasted malt on the finish. The roast almost has a tanginess to it. This might go well with some barbecue. Hmm. The mouthfeel is a little on the light, effervescent side as far as stouts go, but it works for this beer.

Very nice job by Mendocino, and something I might look into getting again.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 05:29:05 | More by troysoy2
More User Reviews:
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mendocino Imperial Stout has a thin, tan head, a very dark, chocolate-brown appearance, and thin lacing left behind. The aroma is rich- deep, dark-roasted malt, a touch of anise, possible coffee, milk?, and some black cherry. The flavors are the same, with bitterness that is coming from the charred malt, rather than from hops. Mouthfeel is heavy and velvety, and Mendocino Imperial Stout finishes dessert like and sipable. Overall, this is the best beer I’ve had from Mendocino so far.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 12:59:44 | More by RonaldTheriot
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sia478

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-29-2014 16:25:25 | More by sia478
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oldvines

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-28-2014 23:16:54 | More by oldvines
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northbayrugger

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-13-2014 14:23:29 | More by northbayrugger
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

02-15-2014 14:44:41 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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TheBrother

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-08-2014 21:55:17 | More by TheBrother
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-22-2014 16:57:20 | More by williamjbauer
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-08-2014 04:03:45 | More by atone315
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-14-2013 16:38:25 | More by jaydoc
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-07-2013 22:40:54 | More by Seattle_Suds
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Grinky

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

11-18-2013 02:58:28 | More by Grinky
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Danimal1101

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-13-2013 22:54:32 | More by Danimal1101
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PrivateEquity

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-10-2013 03:52:18 | More by PrivateEquity
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-10-2013 00:38:48 | More by bostonryan
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stanale

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-05-2013 03:47:22 | More by stanale
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

10-18-2013 00:47:57 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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rheimbro

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-12-2013 00:12:28 | More by rheimbro
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111213forlife

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

10-06-2013 15:33:24 | More by 111213forlife
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-05-2013 22:06:09 | More by animal69
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

10-02-2013 22:57:37 | More by KevinGordon
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nasa60

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-02-2013 02:07:53 | More by nasa60
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-21-2013 22:47:58 | More by kwkdmk
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tiltedglass

New York

4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Blind tasting (no visuals)--a really sharp, full taste, hard on the tongue but with overtones like a heady wine. Goes down too smooth for a high ABV brew. Some of the very best stout I've ever had, and I've had too many to count. But it's an Imperial brew for sure, not a Guinness easy-going breakfast replacement. Youzer! Sense the mixture of immediate taste (full) and the long lag on the followthrough (surprisingly complex and not bitter or out of balance). The other beers from this brewer do no especially inspire, but this is another beast altogether. I dare you to taste it blind, knowing nothing about who made it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2013 20:25:10 | More by tiltedglass
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maketheheartglad

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-28-2013 22:28:49 | More by maketheheartglad
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Imperial Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.