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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Brown pour with a small khaki head. Rich coffee, caramel, and vanilla. Spice, some bourbon, and more coffee. Coffee dominates the flavor. Caramel sweetness, a but of chocolate, spice, bourbon, and nice vanilla. Hints of dark fruit as it warms.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4067) - 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%!!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfishho (646) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
Canít believe how much less I like this one than the original. Iím a bit of a coffee snob, so stale, bitter dried out coffee was all I could really get out of this. Almost overwhelmed the excellent base beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3045) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle - Pours rosy brown with a filmy light tan head. Nose is boozy and sharp with coffee grounds, sweet bready malt, and a bit of sweet bourbon. Taste is codes grounds, not as pungent as Iíd like, with sweet bready malt, caramel and bourbon, and a light coffee finish. Slick and medium-bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
plytton27 (6) - - MAR 19, 2015 does not count
I love coffee beers. This one is unique, but excellent as well. A good beer to have when you want to grub out.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12016) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/18/15] Draught at The Bruery in Placentia. Dark amber-brown. Great aroma of coffee, bourbon, malt, vanilla and a bit of chocolate. Sweet flavor, boozy, with malt, bourbon, vanilla, some fruitiness and wood. Medium-bodied, quite boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at Tasting, Seattle. Deep rosy brown, tan foam. We all agree there is a green, fresh cut pepper aroma, but I think it is some funny play of the bourbon and coffee. Lots of coffee on aroma. Creamy sweet, cold brew coffee, condensed milk. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2009) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7188) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 6, 2015
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours Dark brown with a thick tan head and a fruity aroma. There is an intense dark molasses flavor with a sticky long finish. Lots of coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2341) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Deep Amber-brown with off-white head. Coffe meets syrup sweet aroma. Excellently balanced barley wine meets coffee flavor, sweet but not too much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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