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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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We take Mash, and then add Portola Coffee Labs 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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (5438) - 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 (2476) - 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 (9687) - 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 (2888) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (2014) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Color is murky brown white head. Big coffee toffee aroma. Taste is thick sweet brown sugar, toffee, coffee and some hop.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Backlogged rating, Bottle Share: Great coffee and roast tones countered by bready and chocolate maltiness. Some citric and jammy fruit undertones along with a touch of molasses. For the ABV it was pretty drinkable however pretty sticky for a coffee imbued brew. Nice to try once, likely would not seek it out again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2679) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Tasted on 2/4/15 from a capped 750mL bottle, thanks to Kyle for sharing. Pours hazy deep auburn with a thick beige head that leaves thick, uneven lace. The nose is really dominated by coffee with some nice maple and bourbon. The flavor is more bourbon and maple than on the nose, fairly sweet, but the coffee is the real focus with nice bitterness. The body is full with light carbonation and a long maple and coffee bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (5426) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
En ft sur place: Caf glac sur une charpente de caramlisation toffe. Le corps est lgamment allg par une fine carbonatation qui nous amne vers une longue amertume torrfie. La tendance des bires au caf va finir par sessouffler mais jaime encore profiter de la vague.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2931) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Hazy Carmel color pour on tap at the Bruery taproom. Slight off white head. Massive coffee nose - wow! Maybe a hint of toasted marshmallow in the nose too, but dominated by coffee. Less coffee in the taste. Bourbon, some bitterness from the coffee? Really like the nose on this but not a fan of the taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Draft at the bruery. Pours a deep nut brown with a thin creamy light tan head. Aroma is a solid cup of coffee, with a touch of molasses, light bourbon and vanilla. Flavor loses a bit of the coffee and turns more into a smooth molasses vanilla boozy goodness. Medium creamy body. Definitely better than the regular in my opinion. But a totally different beer.


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