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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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We take Mash, and then add Portola Coffee Lab’s 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Pours a dark brown with tan colored head. Aromas of coffee and sugars. Flavors of roasted coffee and a sweet back bone make this one great beer. I found myself going back to this even with Mash was available. I tried the mixing as recommended but continued drinking this one by its self.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Brown pour, light tan head. Big beer with huge coffee and toffee flavors up front, vanilla has faded in this one from the coffee. Very light roasty tones, brown sugar. Very tasty but even better with a splash of Mash.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle shared with timfoolery. Cracked Mash and Mash & Grind simultaneously. The updates on these from The Bruery suggested mixing the two to find you own perfect blend. I liked the Mash by itself. There’s caramel, vanilla, coconut, oak, and fig flavors. But it did seem like there was a missing ingredient. I tried the Mash & Grind by itself after that and it was pretty much the same with good coffee in it. I like a good black cup of coffee and coffee in my beer, but I didn’t think the coffee was the missing ingredient I was looking for in the Mash. I think I was looking for some more dark fruits... Anyway, I did a bunch of mixing with it, and I think my perfect blend was about 2/3 Mash and 1/3 Mash & Grind. Was definitely a fun way to taste some beers!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle from RS. Aroma and flavor of sweet bourbon, medium and bright roast, and caramel. This ain't Rare, but it held a finger to it. Really liked this beer. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
(750ml bottle) clearish deep copper, fine offwhite bubbles. Nose of sweet cream, fresh coffee, marshmallow, peanut shells, less complex than regular Mash but smells better, rich. Taste of sweet coffee, light vanilla, acidic, cream, light roast, creamy/sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2881) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Side by side with regular mash. vanilla in mash is totally gone. appearance is the same (golden, copper) I get cold pressed coffee on the nose and in taste, almost old acidic coffee taste which is a really big bummer. Diluted Mash & grind with a bit of Mash and that helped immensely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4553) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a brown color, with a tannish head. Very sweet similar to Mash, caramel malt, light dried dark fruit, vanilla and bourbon, and mostly covered by huge coffee flavor. The coffee really takes over the beer. Quite boozy. Not my favorite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bomber shared with friends. Pours brown with a beige head. Very coffee forward, with some caramel and vanilla. Flavor is all coffee, which is too bad because regular Mash was quite good. Some faint vanilla and caramel in there. Not great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Brown pour with a small khaki head. Rich coffee, caramel, and vanilla. Spice, some bourbon, and more coffee. Coffee dominates the flavor. Caramel sweetness, a but of chocolate, spice, bourbon, and nice vanilla. Hints of dark fruit as it warms.


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