Talon Extra Select Smoked Double Porter – 3.5 out of 7 Smokestacks


Awfully foamy (Bad)! No silt (Good)! 10% Alcohol (Good)! I can’t really taste the booze due to all the flavanoids packed in there. This smokebeer is thick like syrup. Just too crowded with flavor for me to enjoy. Its beating up my taste buds. If the band Metallica were a flavor, this would be it, Enter Sandman, repeat 1. This smokebeer is malty and way foamy. There’s a bitterness that sucks all the energy out of my mouth, discouraging my next chug. I’ve gotta focus on putting the rest of this down. I’m getting drunk. I am drunk. I will try the Listerine 21 day challenge after this.

Brewer Mendocino Brewing Company
Beer Name Talon Extra Select Smoked Double Porter
Brewer’s Description Smoked beers require a delicate and a talented brewer to coax the correct balance of flavors from the hops, malts and smoky essences. Fortunately, Mendocino Brewing has several brewers up to the task… Cherry wood smoked malt provides a subtle and smooth sweet smoky flavor to beer.  Used in a moderate amount so that it will be a pleasant aftertaste reminiscent of campfire and barbeques.
Food Pairings Barbecued meats and vegetables, chipotle dishes, pulled pork sandwiches, and anything else with a smoky flavor. Deserts: anything containing dark chocolate.
Brewer Location Ukiah, CA
Alcohol content by volume 10.0%
IBU (International Bitterness Units)  40
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 6.4
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 4
Sausage detection? Y or N No
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 3.5
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (detention – recess) 3.5

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