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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured a deep and cloudy amber color (almost a brownish) and a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of coffee grounds, caramel, fruity, wood, and earth. Tastes of vanilla, caramel, brown sugary sweetness, coffee, and citrus. More coffee in the aroma vs. the tastes with the alcohol overall well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (4183) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
16 dec 2014, tap at The Bruery. Amber. Nose is big mocha coffee. Med/full body and mildly fizzy. Coffee, mocha, sugary alcohol, creme brûlée. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2639) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Tasted on 2/4/15 from a capped 750mL bottle, thanks to Kyle for sharing. Pours hazy deep auburn with a thick beige head that leaves thick, uneven lace. The nose is really dominated by coffee with some nice maple and bourbon. The flavor is more bourbon and maple than on the nose, fairly sweet, but the coffee is the real focus with nice bitterness. The body is full with light carbonation and a long maple and coffee bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Color is murky brown white head. Big coffee toffee aroma. Taste is thick sweet brown sugar, toffee, coffee and some hop.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle.Muddy maroon -- a melted burnt umber crayon. Half a finger of dense, Nesquik-colored head fizzles away slowly. Lots of milk chocolate in the nose. Vanilla, lots of toffee and spicy light roast coffee as well. Smooth. Coffee is more pronounced in the flavor. Tangy toffee settles into the sides of the tongue. Soft oak, a hint of green apple, a touch of vanilla. Smooth blend -- the coffee and vanilla make an interesting pair. Quite a bit of boozy warmth. Moderate prickles of carbonation in a medium body. Despite the alcohol content, itís fairly light on the tongue. Not too bitter. Much better than Mash, the coffee adds quite a bit to this brew and the blend is smoother. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (6105) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3995) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
bottle shared by dennis at borefts 15. poured a dark amber colour with a tanned head. nose of coffee, and dark caramel malts, oak, vanilla and bourbon, dark fruits, figs, brown sugar, quite some alcohol burn, the coffee works verry well in this barley wine, enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9141) - Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2013
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?

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