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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2364) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Deep Amber-brown with off-white head. Coffe meets syrup sweet aroma. Excellently balanced barley wine meets coffee flavor, sweet but not too much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7549) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 6, 2015
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours Dark brown with a thick tan head and a fruity aroma. There is an intense dark molasses flavor with a sticky long finish. Lots of coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5071) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2015
750ml. Pleasant coffee aroma. Smooth caramel bourbon notes. Coffee really works well here. Very drinkable for the ABV. Sugary, but still drinks clean. Brown sugar, coffee, bourbon. The bourbon is mild and restrained. Really good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (363) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is coffee, some hops, malt presence. Appearance itís brownish red, poured fizzy, very light brown head. Taste is coffee, dark fruit, malt. Mouthfeel is a touch light, but good carbonation and boozy. Overall, itís pretty tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10279) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
pours dark copper, very little head. Bourbon up front on the nose, but that gives way fast to the coffee. And itís a beautiful aromatic combo. The coffee is present on the palate, but in a balanced way. Bourbon characters similar to mash, but the coffee adds an amazing additional flavor, along with adding more drink ability. Truly great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1467) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Slightly cloudy deep toffee brown. Nose is terrific light roast coffee. Taste is green and light roast coffee, brown sugar, some general bourbon moodiness. Perception of sweetness, but nice interplay with cold press like coffee bitterness. Well done. Like Dayman, but it BB barley wine form. Good with both steak and gorgonzola quesadillas and chocolate cake on first snow day of the year.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by dudeabide- thanks again, Nate! Pours a semi-cloudy amber with a small beige head. Aroma of nice fresh roasted coffee, oak, caramel, bourbon, toasted sugar, and earth. The flavor is mostly the same but doesnít work on quite the same level. Definitely some warmth to this one. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty, earthy, warming mouthfeel. Nice barrel-aged coffee barley wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle shared at the Night of Garbage - thanks to Mr. Bruery, Kenneth. Pours clear amber-brown with a foamy beige head. Lots of coffee in the nose, some earth, cocoa. Medium to big sweet flavor, more coffee, some maple syrup, chocolate, honey, burnt toffee. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation and a creamy texture. Warming finish, quite sweet, some pancakes with maple syrup, milk chocolate, mild coffee, a bit of earthy bitterness. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Another winner from the Bruery. Aroma is oddly bitter with coffee, dirty grass, and malty chocolate. Pours muddy brown with ugly wisps of blonde. Taste is super sweet with cappuccino, brown sugar, oak, and white chocolate. Just tasty and sweeter as it finishes. The coffee is all there but it doesnít feel dark or heavy. Nice.


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