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Imperial Stout | Mendocino Brewing Company

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3.89/5
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185 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company
United States
mendobrew.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by allboutbierge on 09-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,365
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
185
pDev:
9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
18
Trade:
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Photo of mltobin
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Carolvs
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Yowza! Surprised at the relatively low community rating on this one. One of the richest, thickest mouthfeels I've ever experienced. Try this next to a watery Guinness and you'll know what I mean.

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Photo of Duffman79
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Super used motor oil black, thick, viscous, definitely an imperial stout. Over an inch of head on it, tan. Aroma was dry, astringent, bitter and roasty.

Thick roast taste, mouthfeel is slick, alcohol is noticeable, but not pressing itself too hard. This is real straightforward, no real dark fruit edge, its just a big imperial stout with no adjuncts, no sweetness, no barrels. A good price on it doesn't hurt.

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Photo of BigRizz62
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ims080198
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zotzot
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TDotScott
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Black with a generous, fluffy head that sticks around for a few minutes.

S- cacao nibs, soy sauce, coffee.

T- Coffee, with some roasted acidity. Lots of oxidation, but not necessarily the good kind.

F- Very full and syrupy, but finishes dry and a tad astringent.

O- No bottle date, but I got it on clearance a year ago. Given that store's usual policy for keeping high gravity beer before clearing it out (usually two years), this stuff is probably 2.5-3 years old. At any rate, it tastes over-aged.

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

Photo of travolta
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Coffee whipped head with nice retention and some very good spotted lacing. Needs more retention and some thicker lacing.

Nose: Charred malt, licorice, cacao, and cream.

Taste: Boy is this pleasant. Perfect mouthfeel, with licorice, chocolate, cacao, and a great malty backbone. The ABV is almost imperceptible.

Notes: This is quite a nice beer.

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3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
4.73/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A black as the night, nice choclatey lace
S sweet, rich aroma, no alcohol detected
T same as smell only this time, the wonders are done on my tongue. This time we detect that alcohol, though it is well integrated into the aftertaste
M full, I am fulfilled, thick lush brew makes itself at home in there
O as close to a 5 as you can get but I cannot legally give it that ranking :)

my favorite imperial stout

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Photo of diamondlie
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Fatehunter
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Pours a thin tan head on a black body.
The aroma is loaded with roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.
The taste builds from chocolate sweet, to bitter chocolate and coffee and finishes dry roasted malt with a touch of bitter.
The texture is silky smooth.
An outstanding stout.

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Photo of datalager
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of GRap
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of DamageCase76
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jwal
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Ohiolager
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of OB1
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Imperial Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 185 ratings
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