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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (799) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Thanks Mike. An interesting aroma comes off this one. A lot of coffee and caramel. It had a big boozy factor with the 12.5% a slow sipper for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbutler1 (1361) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a murky, rust colored brown with a slight tan collared head. The coffee hits the nose first followed by the woody caramel note. Medium mouthfeel. Coffee, toffee, caramel, bitter hop/coffee notes. It’s decent but nothing I’d keep going back for again and again. Once is good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
75cl, Vintage 2013, new exclusive American brew, with coffee, thx alot to Secret Santa!, complex brew, malty/alcoholic/woody and slightly roasted/fruity, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet very expensive!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2014
2013 batch. Ruby brown pour with off white head. Nose is coffee, bell pepper, vegetile, dark fruits, plum, cookie dough, bourbon. Flavor is faded coffee, booze, dark fruit, still a bit hot, vanilla. Dry and warm finish. Coffee has started to turn a bit off on this guy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2896) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2294) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Aroma: Heavy Bourbon, Dark Coffee, Chocolate Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Burnt Coffee, Bourbon, Mild Bready Malts Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Semi Boozy

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (520) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bomber shared with friends. Pours brown with a beige head. Very coffee forward, with some caramel and vanilla. Flavor is all coffee, which is too bad because regular Mash was quite good. Some faint vanilla and caramel in there. Not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4627) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a brown color, with a tannish head. Very sweet similar to Mash, caramel malt, light dried dark fruit, vanilla and bourbon, and mostly covered by huge coffee flavor. The coffee really takes over the beer. Quite boozy. Not my favorite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle @ Matt’s house from our Reserve Society membership. Pours a hazy reddish brown appearance with a thin light brown head. Really heavy Foldgers coffee, caramel, light bourbon, a touch fruity aroma. A bit goopy sweet, burnt coffee, caramel, toffee, bourbon flavor. Get buzzed quick.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (1035) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. The pour is amber. The aroma is a good mix of bourbon and coffee. The taste is a little disappointing overall. The mix just doesn't work for me. Average, like regular mash better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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