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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Best enjoyed fresh

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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6427) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of coffee, toffee, fruit, and a touch of vanilla. It pours a cloudy orangish-brown with a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with a caramel, chocolate, and a hint of fruit. The finish has a ton of coffee, roasted nuts, vanilla, and a touch of bourbon. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, I would have expected I would like the coffee version better. This is very good, but I like regular Mash slightly better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerman6686 (6386) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2014
This one poured a murky brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of coffee, lots of green peppers and cramel. Falvor was booze, green pepper and cofee. Very stale and unappealing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6376) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6302) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2015
750 ml bottle. Date of 10/27/2014. Dark Amber color with bubbly head. Aroma is big on coffee with mild level bourbon with a mild amount of oak. The flavor is bourbon forward without the alcohol or massive warming after the sip. The main base is toffee and caramel. I wish I would have tried just the Mash base first but I am always hesitant to let any coffee brews sit so I decide to open this now. I got to say just enough coffee-bourbon - toffee balance. I really enjoyed sipping. Much more manageable when the brew is under 13%!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6157) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (6153) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to Darrel. Pours out a muddy mahogany. Nose is sweet malts spice toffee and pit fruit. Taste is as the nose with coffee toffee caramel pit fruit and hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (6136) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (6103) - 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.

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