alexsdad06 (7107) - Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours a dark cola brown color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have big coffee notes, bourbon, vanilla, roast, some booze, smooth mouth feel, wood, a mild dark fruit character, alcohol is warming. How will this age?
SudsMcDuff (6945) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My knees crack like you give out smiles .. . Pours a deep brown .. Shiny .. Great foam .. . Rich toffee, molasses, and caramel coffee with an extra espresso shot .. . Nothing but deliciousness .. . . You call it a beard. I call it a face forest..
b3shine (6762) - Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by brew3crew). Looks good for the style; a dark amberish brown with light beige head and lively carbonation. Smells solid; BIG coffee with notes of malt and a bit of tartness. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlogged rating, Bottle Share: Great coffee and roast tones countered by bready and chocolate maltiness. Some citric and jammy fruit undertones along with a touch of molasses. For the ABV it was pretty drinkable however pretty sticky for a coffee imbued brew. Nice to try once, likely would not seek it out again.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Bottle: † Deep dark caramel, brownish, dirty, thin frothy off-white head, spotty lacing. † Amazingly strong coffee nose. † Very fresh, slight roasted malts. † No way could you think of the aroma as being a Barley Wine. † Strong roastiness, lots of coffee, but after that there is a bunch of heavy rich caramel biscuitiness that is an English Barley Wine. † This is a crazy bastardization of a beer. † Strong coffee, very strong coffee, but smooth, with a big English Barley wine character not to be matched. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. † This is a very unique and different brew. † Very coffee oriented, but also strong maltiness. † This is unlike any other coffee beer. † This is first and foremost a big ass English Barley Wine that is infused with a strong coffee aspect. † I donít thing too many could get away with such a great balance, but this one works. † Heaps and heaps of coffee, yet not bitter, sweet, malty, strong, and clean, very robust, roasty, and simply different! † Smooth, rich, roasty, lots of coffee, without being overly bitter, damn, who wouldnít love this shit. † Not so much of a Barley Wine as a Coffee Beer (whatever the fuck that is), but this certainly is that. † Yeah, this is a COFFEE BEER. † Nobody can define what the fuck that is... but let me tell you, in the land of a bazillion different beers, nobody has done this over here (Seattle). † Props to Bruery and this creation. † BIG BALLS for such a big Coffee beer, on the back of an English Barley Wine. † It F*cking works, a-ight!
djd07 (6254) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a clear brown with small beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong coffee bean and roast. Medium mouthfeel with rich coffee flavor and light roast nuttiness. Very good, really enjoyed this.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: Some kind of boozy sugary barrel aged dark ale overwhelmed by used coffee filter flavors. Meh.
How: Bottle shared at post HF FoFA 2013 party.
The look: Cloudy burgundy body topped by a small tan head.
In long: Intense nose of used coffee filter along with some caramel and earthy stuff. Not the type of inviting roasted coffee beans I like to get from a coffee forward beer. In mouth the beer has a disappointingly not-so-full body for a beer of this size along with a medium carbonation. Taste is brutal. A dominant old black coffee flavor, hot booze, sugary caramel, a good amount of roast, some vanilla soaked bourbon oak. With all the roast and coffee this beer felt more like an Imperial Stout than the Barley Wine it claims to be. But whatever this was, it wasnít my style of beer at all, drinking a full bottle must be a chore. I think whoever go to the authorities and show their Bruery Reserve Society Membership should be granted a handicapped parking pass.
Mora2000 (6050) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
thirdeye11 (5817) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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.
radagast83 (5817) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Huhzubendah, thanks! Poured a light brown color with a small off-white head, as with the regular Mash. Aroma was nice lightly sweetened malts, toffee throughout this one, caramel notes - though all are overpowered by the coffee in here. I like coffee, and this reminds me a lot of a really fresh cup of coffee. Initial reaction makes me think this is better than Mash, but upon further inspection over that evening, the complexity of the base beer is a little lost here. Still good, but not nearly as good.