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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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We take Mash, and then add Portola Coffee Labís Lucio Delgado (Columbia) at a rate of 1 lbs. per 10 gallons. This has contributed an intense coffee aroma and some additional body, with flavors of raspberry jam, tart pineapple and maple brown sugar. Why did we release two versions of this beer, one with coffee, one without? Mash & Grind is certainly delicious on its own, but we deliberately sought a strong coffee aroma and flavor so you could try your own blending, if you like. Try adding "Mash & Grind" to "Mash" (or the other way around) until you find your ideal blend. Of course opening two bottles of high ABV beer is recommended when among friends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1372) - Nevada, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Red oak color with a thin but lasting head. Caramel and coffee aroma is really enticing. Alcohol presence does not distract from the warm coffee flavors and sweet caramel body. Thing I like is this beer does not have the astringency associated with many coffee beers. Still very strong.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5697) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Reddish brown color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee vanilla, caramel, maple, dark fruits, and alcohol. Taste of vanilla beans, coffee, caramel, dark fruits, roasted malts, dark fruits, and alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3002) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Pours thick and dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is incredible with chocolate, coffee, toffee, and sweet fruity malts. Flavor brings the coffee with some tea notes, smooth bourbon spice from the barrel, and a sweet malty ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (977) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle shared @ Borefts 2015. Pours dark brown with a small white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, coffee, malt, burned wood. Taste is malty, licorice, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, cold brew coffee, chocolate, light hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4952) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2015
Shared by a kind soul at BBF 15. Pours dark amber / brown. Good white head. Smell is coffee, roasted malts. Taste is big on bourbon, coffee, bitter, grainy, mildly booze. Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2490) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
bottle shared by dennis at borefts 15. poured a dark amber colour with a tanned head. nose of coffee, and dark caramel malts, oak, vanilla and bourbon, dark fruits, figs, brown sugar, quite some alcohol burn, the coffee works verry well in this barley wine, enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (4106) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2015
750 ml bottle poured into a Bruery tulip. 2014 edition at 13.7% ABV. Dark brown with two fingers of light tan head. Aromas of caramel, coffee, bourbon, toasty notes, light oak. Tastes of caramel, sweet roasty coffee, bourbon, brown sugar. Medium body with a dry finish. No alcohol on the finish. Pretty well masked alcohol for 13.7%. Seems like there might be a hint of infection but hard to say, not enough to detract though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JorisPPattyn (8795) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
Almost no head; dark brown, reddish hightlighted beer. Pure cold coffee nose, beer remaining hidden for some time. Cold coffee, sharpened with alcohol. Sharp, hot, astringent. For an utter coffee abstainer as me, unpalatable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6100) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of coffee and brown sugar. The flavor is more coffee beer than barleywine, with a lot of coffee coming through up front. However, you can also taste the base beer with some toffee, caramel , oak and brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I havenít looked at my old rating and havenít had regular Mash in a while, but I seem to like this one better than the base beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (2035) - Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Aroma is a good amount of coffee and sweetness. Taste is more barleywine. Sweet caramel. Surprisingly light for a Bruery beer at 13.8%.

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