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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 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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5634) - 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. It’s 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 (2066) - 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 (12452) - 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 didn’t include barrel! Great stuff in any event. Lots of chocolate in the finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmoketreeBrewr (15) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5780) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Haslinger (873) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
bottle, dark caramel pour. Some coffee and sugar in the aroma. good brown sugar, roasted coffee flavor a bit too much going on but solid beer. Would drink again but probably would not buy with so many other great Bruery beers out there.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear burnt orange body with a small cream head. Aroma of coffee, wood, bourbon, toffee, and caramel. Flavor of toffee, bourbon, coffee, golden raisins, maple, vanilla, dark fruit, brown sugar, and raisins.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12726) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle split at the Night of Garbage, big thanks to Kenny, dear dear Kenny who didn’t seem to understand the rules, either that or the worst beers in his stash are pretty decent, 20/12/13 up a shit load of stairs ! Hazed dark amber with a good sized light beige head that thins to a covering and edgework. Nose is roast coffee, toffee fudge, light boozedom, sugars, roasty notes. Taste comprises earthy cocoa, coffee present bit not as rich as in the aroma, muscavado sugars, coconut shavings, caramel fudge. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet closure. Nice coffee’d up BW - this beer had no right to be here on this celebration of cack!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ataraxia (415) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Clear, deep amber brown with thin beige lacing. Sweet boozy aroma of roasted coffee bean, sticky toffee, sugary milk chocolate, charred oak, dates, and hints of vanilla. Heavy sweetness accentuated by the bourbon barrel character but finishes quite bitter. Carbonation is a bit too lively and the palate ever so slightly thin despite the full body. Feels fairly boozy, with a residual medicinal taste in the back.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9444) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 005: Coffee-tastic 01 on 02/08/2014. This beer pours a cloudy reddish-brown color with a medium thick cream-colored head that dissipates gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast coffee, malt and grassy hops. Full-bodied with a subtle woody character and flavors of black coffee, roast malt and earthy hops. The finish is roasty with a caramel mocha aftertaste. Pretty good all around.


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