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Mendocino Winter Ale (06/07 - Oatmeal Stout)

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This special edition Winter Ale is a smooth, full-bodied Oatmeal Stout. A rich blend of roasted barley and chocolate malts imparts wonderful coffee and chocolate flavors and aromas. The soft creaminess of this ale comes from the generous amounts of Warrior and East Kent Golding hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6131) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2010
Bottle. Drank fresh and backlogged. Pitch black with almost no head. Roasted malt aroma, a bit sweet, coffee and chocolate. A well roasted, sweet stout flavor. Not overly sweet, very burnt malt flavor with coffee and chocolate. A long-lasting roasted malt finish. Very well balanced. A sweet stout type, but not too sweet. Creamy and slightly milky. Very good. Not especially wintery, but great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5992) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle from 2007. Pours thick black with caramel colored head, aroma is chocolatey with a bit of sugar sweet. Taste is creamy still with nice chocolate notes that end sweet with a bit of bitter. Good oatmeal stout, especially aged to smooth out the flavors!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2009

Source:12 oz bottle purchased in Oak Ridge.
Glass:Pint glass.
Appearance:Dark brown pour with a one finger brown head.
Aroma:Sweet malt with a hint of sourness. Mild notes of chocolate.
Flavor:Soy sauce and sweet malt, with a bitter chocolate finish.
Palate:Medium body with soft carbonation.
Overall:Soy made this one not very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29017) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2009
Bottled. A pitch black beer witih a brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt, wood, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and soy sauce, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2009
12oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering–shared by gunhaver, pours a light tan ring for a head and black color. Aroma is dark malt, dark fruit. Taste is daek malt-roasty/ashy, dark fruit, some acidic hops. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2009
courtesy of gunhaver. pours black, tan head with nice golden lacing. Taste of roasted malts and caramel, coffee with light bitter chocolate finish and warming mouthfeel. That was some amazing beer, not overly complex but highly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Bottle from oak tree. Pours a black body with a tan 1 finger head. Sweet malt, oats, light coffee roastiness, and sweet chocolate. Good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
Black with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with hard roasted malt, coffee and chocolate notes. Sweet flavor with hard roasted malt, caramel, coffee, wood and dark bitter chocolate. Low carbonation. Ends bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Bottle, 2 yrs old. Pours with a decent head that disappears. This is surprisingly good after these years, retaining a rich, dry, lustery character, full of coffee and oatmeal and a touch of sweetness. A little oxidation has set in but a light sherry character weds everything rather well. A touch of brine and a light coffee finishes makes this an easy drinker. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2008
Bottle 355ml.
Clear medium black color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, wood. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. (130608)


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