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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2563) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, brownish amber hue, a modest layer of tan head foam that reduced to bubbles and a thin ring, with a little syrup, and spotty lacing on the glass. The nose was toasted & malty, with dark caramel sweetness, dried fruit, and a combo of age, earthiness, and barrel hints. Rich and full bodied, with decent carbonation, hop bitterness was noticeable but low, alcohol was boozy, bourbony, and warming, and a bit of tartness & tang showed up for the finish. Very sipable & satisfying!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
16 dec 2014, tap at the Bruery. Light Amber, a tad dirty, no bubbles. Nose is huge fruitcake, plums, alcohol. Ned body and mildly fizzy. Nutty fruitcake, alcohol is very mild, dry nutty finish, sweet in the middle. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3503) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy chestnut amber, medium tan head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is bourbon and vanilla, some toffee and other dark sugars. Flavor is medium plus sweet, light bitter, lots of bourbon, vanilla, toffee, oak tannins, but pretty tasty. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1512) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
750 bottle. Bourbon and oak. Some sweet dark fruits. Bitter English barleywine. Pretty good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6559) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
[6062-20131115] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Sweetened tea and malty toast aroma. Clear, dark amber brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Sweet oak bourbon-infused caramel flavour with a huge toasted caramel aftertaste. Full body. Amazing things going on here but it’s hot and spicy and has a super oak caramel. (8/4/8/3/16) 3.9
(c/o Ferris)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (744) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2014
From notes. This was shared at a tasting put on by @mikem409 on November 7. The pour is a nice medium-light brown with a small off-white head that quickly dissipates leaving some spotty lace. The aroma is big on caramel. There is a little bourbon character and a nice light vanilla. There is a decent dark fruit on the far back. The flavor is surprisingly boozy. There is a strong toffee and dark fruit combo with a big barrel character. There is a lot of woodiness and a light vanilla as well. The mouth feel is thinner than I was expecting, but it’s well carbonated. The aftertaste is malty and sweet, but carries a big boozy heat to it. Good, but could be a little better with age I think

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Sample at the tap room. Pours a murky brownish color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Malt, oak and vanilla in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, oaky bourbon, vanilla and dark fruit. The finish is bourbon and rich malts. Solid beer all around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (862) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2014
750ml bottle of 2014 vintage. Pours a brown color with a bit of head. Boozy at first, but that blows off with some time to breathe. Bourbon, pineapple and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (999) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark copper brown hue with thick creamy tan head that lingered. Aroma is toffee, cola, vanilla, oak, ethanol. Mouthfeel is good with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet with a slightly bitter tannin followung and an ethanol finish. Overall this is a decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle: Hazy copper, brunt orange... Almost brown, really. Foamy, ecru cap fades quick to a thin collar. Big caramel aroma, toffee, mild prune, some faintly tannic woodsy & bourbon soaked notes towards the back-end. A touch of medicinal-like anise notes pop-out but seem to get more mellow & less abrasive with some warmth. Flavor is much more bourbon & oak forward... Lots of boozy, spirit drenched wood with light sprinklings of cocoa dust, burnt toffee, prune, caramel, & lots of residual sugar from the mid-palate into the finish. Light hint of vanilla, likely barrel induced with a woodsy caramel & bourbon finish. Feels a little hotter than 12.5% ABV, especially given how strong some of the Bruery’s other beers are, that don’t feel this warm. Still pretty decent, & I actually preferred this to Mash & Grind, unlike most.

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