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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (516) - 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 (4356) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (937) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernbourbon (1299) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle. Pour is clear brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and light espresso notes. A hint of bitter chocolate and herbs as well. Flavor is caramel malt, herbal coffee notes, and light bitter coffee. Very green and vegetal. Hides alcohol well. Strange flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2598) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Side by side with regular mash. vanilla in mash is totally gone. appearance is the same (golden, copper) I get cold pressed coffee on the nose and in taste, almost old acidic coffee taste which is a really big bummer. Diluted Mash & grind with a bit of Mash and that helped immensely.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle at Mattís with friends. Pour is murky brown with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Over roasted folgers coffee, green peppers, toffee, earthy, somewhat bready, and caramelly aroma. Taste is huge coffee, peppers, cocoa, brown sugar, roasty, and caramel. Watery mouthfeel with soft carbonation. The coffee is way overdone. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (1851) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Mike! Murky mahogany & dingy brown pour with a beige head that transforms to a thin ring in just moments. Aroma is mostly made of roasted, slightly astringent coffee beans, somewhat acrid in nature. Light oak & booze underneath, with even lighter notes of caramel & buttery toffee. But the cold diner-esque coffee vibe is the dominant aroma. Taste is the same way, overrun by coffee, lightly sweet & backed with a bit of caramel & toffee that peaks through from the base barleywine. I get some notes of anise, cocoa, & oak occasionally, but again, it seems the coffee addition has obliterated the base beer. Lightly astringent & sharp in the finish. It wasnít bad, but it wasnít my jam, either. Expected greatness, turns out it was merely decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7387) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Dark brown pour, coffee and caramel, lower hop levels, it is a decent brew but nothing amazing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (6173) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, slight oak, big coffee, hints of earth, big coffee, touch of dark cocoa, hints of dark slight funky coffee. Tatse was weird funky earth, slight funky grounds, hints of folgers grounds, hints of earth, finishing fairly bitter, dry, very coffee grounds. No thanks.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olr1984 (1076) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
sampled at the young guns dinner at the kitchen in denver. pours a light brown with a tan head. coffee aroma and taste


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