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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Best enjoyed fresh
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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (16111) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Brown pour with a small khaki head. Rich coffee, caramel, and vanilla. Spice, some bourbon, and more coffee. Coffee dominates the flavor. Caramel sweetness, a but of chocolate, spice, bourbon, and nice vanilla. Hints of dark fruit as it warms.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4713) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2016
One of these Bruery beers which is only available through their hoarders society, a coffee-flavored barley wine. At B.U.M.B. in Antwerp. Lightly lacing, pale beige, moussy, thin rim of a head over a clear, amberish copper bronze beer. Rich and perfumey bouquet of rum-soaked raisins, cognac, candi sugar, maple syrup, honey liqueur, vanilla, wodka, glue, faint hint of coffee, marmelade, orange peel. Clean fruitiness in the mouth, quite intense, candied fig and marmelade, underlying basic sourish touch, soft carbo with very vinous, oily mouthfeel, very smooth but thick, caramelly malt sweetness with a light toasted hint in the end blending well with a vague bitterish and delicate coffee hint, spicy hops as well, lots of warming but non-astringent, brandy-like alcohol. Very rich, almost overwhelming barley wine, typical high AVB Bruery, delicious and doubtlessly with an interesting ageing potential.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (4307) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2016
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of coffee, cream, malt, vanilla and caramel. Rich flavor of raisin, vanilla, coffee, bourbon, ripe fruit and cream. Fantastic.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (460) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
Sublieme barley-wine die cht balanceert op de grens met een stout. Dik vol in de mond met lange warme afdronk. Verraderlijk bier want alcohol bijna niet waarneembaar. Subliem.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8391) - 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, didnt 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (13176) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2016
Tap room - Nice roast coffee bean. Clear copper and a decent light beige head. Coffee and some malts with a long grain like finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2469) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Cloudy rusty brown with virtually no head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, hint of green pepper. Medium-full bodied, lightly sweet on the palate with a complex finish. Taste is coffee, dates, toasted nuts. Yum.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8281) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1861) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle shared by random nice guy at Borefts Beer Festival 2015. Pours a murky dark brown with a small, off white head. Aroma has coffee, bourbon, caramel, sweet malts, vanilla, ice coffee, slight roast. Taste is sweet, boozy, bourbon. Huge coffee with a roasty bitterness. Slight chocolate, toffee, sweet, dark fruits. Low carb and a sticky body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1700) - Nevada, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Red oak color with a thin but lasting head. Caramel and coffee aroma is really enticing. Alcohol presence does not distract from the warm coffee flavors and sweet caramel body. Thing I like is this beer does not have the astringency associated with many coffee beers. Still very strong.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (6186) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Reddish brown color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee vanilla, caramel, maple, dark fruits, and alcohol. Taste of vanilla beans, coffee, caramel, dark fruits, roasted malts, dark fruits, and alcohol in the finish.


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