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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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An English Barleywine aged in Bourbon barrels, Mash is an intense yet balanced beer with notes of burnt caramel, toasted bread, ripe pear, dried figs, vanilla, toasted coconut and finishes with oak tannin. This has become an instant favorite around the brewery due to its balance, subtle complexities and overwhelming deliciousness.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6439) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma is complex, with coffee, dark fruits and toffee. Flavour is complex as hell (wow, The Bruery!), with notes of toffee, dark fruits and coffee. Very cohesive, with no booziness detectable at all. Low residual sweetness as well, without any harshness. Excellent beer - surprising quality from The Bruery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
Tasting at Mattís; vintage 2013
Dark brown color with generous compact head. Malt aroma, sweet, toffee, but also butter and cream. Full bodied, sweet, caramel and toffee, full of vanilla, industrial vanilla cake, and some milk cream; strong bitterness and fairly strong alcohol.
Itís not bad, but itís one of the most cloying beers I tried; also greatly unbalanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft. Brown hazy pour with tan head. Light fruit, malt and oak aromas. Fruit and oak flavors, some hints of bourbon and maltier tones.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2389) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Brownish colored, moderate head, pretty good lace/retention. Aroma is boozy with bourbon and vanilla, also has caramel, darker sugar, darker fruit. Full bodied, bourbon and alcohol are most present but they donít completely dominate the other stuff going on either. Iím usually a sucker for BA English style Barley Wines, but this was just ok.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1880) - USA - SEP 11, 2014
Mahogany brown/amber in color... Aroma of vanilla, caramel, raisins, toffee, bourbon... Flavor is dark fruits, caramel, raisins, figs, slight alcohol burn... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (1787) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
"Another beer with no hype since I didnít know it existed, that is as good as or better than the great Bourbon County BW. Fantastic oak, bourbon vanilla and coconut atop a malty bArleywine. Great in every way, and super smooth for the high abv. So very close to a 4.5."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daniel719 (141) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours dark brown. Little head. Smell is dark fruit and bourbon. Some roasted caramel? Taste is smoother than I thought it would be. Bourbon, tangy, a little harsh in a good way. More dried fruit and bourbon. Overall pretty decent.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4809) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Courtesy of rayl101

Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, toffee, raisin, vanilla, faint bourbon, and coconut. It pours a dark orangish-brown with a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with caramel, toffee, faint chocolate, and a hint of raisins. The finish has light vanilla, coconut, bourbon, and a touch of oak. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (736) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
750 ml bottle to myself. Aroma is caramels, toffee, burnt sugar and toast with some light chocolate notes. Notes of raisins, figs and prunes. Light alcohol notes become more noticeable as it warms. Medium light bourbon character and light oak. Pours a hazy, burnt amber brown with a moderately thick, tan head that recedes steadily to the edges where it lingers. Light lacing and sheets of alcohol. Flavor is fairly sweet with a lot of caramel and toffee notes with some chocolate and toasted bread. There is a bit of a nuttiness as well, similar to nutella on toast. Light fruit notes of raisin, fig and prune. Moderate bourbon character with light oak notes. Finish is sweet with caramel, toffee, bourbon and some alcohol spice. Medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium full to full bodied with medium carbonation. A nice silky mouthfeel. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a really nice barleywine with great sugar notes and good bourbon character. Really nice malt complexity with some nice fruit notes as well. My one knock on it would be that it has a bit of an earthy, bitter note mid palate that doesnít work with the rest of the beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle... Dark brown pour with a small, fizzy, cream-colored head. The bouquet is a swirl of bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar and cotton candy. Full-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and surprisingly vibrant carbonation. The flavor presents brown sugar, caramel, smooth bourbon and a very light splash of tawny port. Sticky, boozy, bittersweet finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!


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