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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10840) - 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.

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   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1867) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18075) - 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.

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   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6377) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2354) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2015
March 6, 2015 - bottle shared by Brandon. Brown pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was coffee, bourbon and caramel. Taste was surprisingly coffee dominant with the BA barley wine being very much in the background. Seems to be just a tad too much coffee.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13854) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with orange glints and a beige head. Aroma is rather chocolate with coffee and bourbon. Full bodied. Flavor is coffee, bourbon, chocolate, treacle. Not getting oak. But the description didnít include barrel! Great stuff in any event. Lots of chocolate in the finish.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmoketreeBrewr (18) - Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Aroma is fresh brewed coffee, coffee and caramel dominates the flavor and finishes with chocolate. A great follow up to Mash.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1562) - 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.


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