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RATINGS: 111   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 Lab’s 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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phaleslu (10101) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by dudeabide- thanks again, Nate! Pours a semi-cloudy amber with a small beige head. Aroma of nice fresh roasted coffee, oak, caramel, bourbon, toasted sugar, and earth. The flavor is mostly the same but doesn’t work on quite the same level. Definitely some warmth to this one. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty, earthy, warming mouthfeel. Nice barrel-aged coffee barley wine.

2.4
JorisPPattyn (9929) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
Almost no head; dark brown, reddish hightlighted beer. Pure cold coffee nose, beer remaining hidden for some time. Cold coffee, sharpened with alcohol. Sharp, hot, astringent. For an utter coffee abstainer as me, unpalatable.

4.3
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
750ml bottle, thanks to FlandersNed! Shared with local ratebeerians. 2013 bottle. Half hazy brown / red color. Thin off-white grayish head. Spread and dots of lace. Amazing huge coffee roast, fresh ground nose. Very nice vanilla. Aromas work awesomely with each other. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, minimal sweet, nice dryness. Awesome coffee barley wine. Delicious vanilla and coffee aroma, and a nice big bitterness, nearly no sweetness. Awesome stuff. So good.

4.5
77ships (9638) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2016
Thank you! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ HopisHop B.U.M.B. 2016. Dark brown amber, little tanned head. Nose is nicely boozy, warming brown sugar, spirit, oak, sugar, herbal, good cough syrup, molasses. Taste really improved as it got warmer, more sugar, more sweetness, rich bourbon upfront, sugar, faint varnish boozy, vanilla sugar & fragipan, faint pine, sugar, didn’t get the coffee but a very nice, very big Barley wine. Body is bourbon, very thick, sugar, frangipane. This is the good stuff for the fans.

2.8
arminjewell (9585) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, slight oak, big coffee, hints of earth, big coffee, touch of dark cocoa, hints of dark slight funky coffee. Tatse was weird funky earth, slight funky grounds, hints of folgers grounds, hints of earth, finishing fairly bitter, dry, very coffee grounds. No thanks.

3.6
b3shine (8804) - Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2013
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by brew3crew). Looks good for the style; a dark amberish brown with light beige head and lively carbonation. Smells solid; BIG coffee with notes of malt and a bit of tartness. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.7
Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2016
750ml bottle pour, 2014 vintage courtesy of JPDurden24, exhibits a copper to amber body that supports a thin off white head. The aroma offers up molasses nuanced pine hops, muted sweetened coffee and booze. The taste delivers smooth molasses and sweet malts with a bit of pine off in the background. To midway a mild coffee note comes to the surface. It seems maybe the coffee has rolled off some. Pretty nice yet a little rough and boozy.

4.1
SudsMcDuff (8388) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
My knees crack like you give out smiles .. . Pours a deep brown .. Shiny .. Great foam .. . Rich toffee, molasses, and caramel coffee with an extra espresso shot .. . Nothing but deliciousness .. . . You call it a beard. I call it a face forest..

3.8
radagast83 (8011) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle shared by Huhzubendah, thanks! Poured a light brown color with a small off-white head, as with the regular Mash. Aroma was nice lightly sweetened malts, toffee throughout this one, caramel notes - though all are overpowered by the coffee in here. I like coffee, and this reminds me a lot of a really fresh cup of coffee. Initial reaction makes me think this is better than Mash, but upon further inspection over that evening, the complexity of the base beer is a little lost here. Still good, but not nearly as good.

3.7
kraddel (7859) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2015
Shared by a kind soul at BBF 15. Pours dark amber / brown. Good white head. Smell is coffee, roasted malts. Taste is big on bourbon, coffee, bitter, grainy, mildly booze. Ok


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