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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4742) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
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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. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (697) - 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 doesn’t work with the rest of the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9051) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5382) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
75cl, Vintage 2013, new exclusive American brew, thx alot to Secret Santa!, complex brew, malty/woody/sweet and slightly alcoholic/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Pours with plenty of sticky head and lace. Mellowed out in the last year; nice and caramely with bourbon undertones. Minimal booziness. Quite drinkable, I'm enjoying this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured a deep amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, wood, and brown sugary sweetness in the tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beechner224 (649) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle share thanks to DrewFace! Pours a ruby red. Aroma is malty sweet. Taste is sweet, a tad malty, but not much else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrewFace (760) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours a cloudy dark reddish brown color. Bourbon, sweet, malty, chocolatey, boozy aroma. Malty, bourbon, nutty/peanut butter, sweet, lots of alcohol. Not a bad bw but not the best, lacking some complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1853) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle share T. Hanks to DexterFace. Cold. Sweet honey nose. Super malty taste. Slight alcohol warming. Pretty sweet but not much malt character. Not complexity and no esters. Boost juice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8100) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle at the Night of Garbage, big thanks to Kenny my go to Bruery pimp, 20/12/13 up a shit load of stairs ! Hazed amber with a moderate light beige covering. Nose is toffee fudge, nutty, coconut shavings, ring of booze, caramelised sugars. Taste comprises toffee fudge, almonds, muscavado sugars, light booze streak, caramel nougat, nutty tones. Full bodied, fine carbonation, drying closure with a sweet ring to it with lightly warming booze. Decent barley wine, the ABV is well integrated, pretty well balanced.

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