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Mash & Grind - The Bruery

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94
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235 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
An English-style classic with rich flavors from time spent aging in Bourbon barrels, plus fresh roasted coffee from Portola Coffee Lab.

(Beer added by: IKR on 07-06-2013)
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a Bruery tulip.

A - Mash & Grind pours kind of an opaque deep brown with a thin but present head lacing the outer rim of the beer; there's some effervescent carbonation present

S - the Portola coffee is exceptionally noticeable when you dab your shnozz in the glass; some subtle caramel and brown sugar is evident; the coffee, for me, overpowers any hint of bourbon

T - I truly hate to have to compare this to anything else, but it really tastes like a thin, barleywine version of BCBCS; there's nothing overly barley-winey about this beer however; the coffee is quite amazing and I'm sure best fresh; those brown sugar and caramel notes come through; just a touch of vanilla and toffee, with a hint of bourbon shining through; the bitterness of the coffee notes kind of dominate, in a good way

M - as I mentioned, this beer is thin-to-medium; it's supremely easy to drink actually, with the booze notes well concealed under all that coffee flavor; the carbonation is tame and the drinkability is supreme; 12.5%? My arse.

O - I'm really impressed with this beer; BCBCS is one of my all-time favorites, and M&G can hang; I opened this, poured a full glass, and sipped about half before ordering an additional four more of these bottles from the Bruery; at around $17, in my opinion, it's worth every penny. If you're a big fan of coffee...that nutty, slightly bitter thing...this is your beer. I have to imagine the BW elements come through after the coffee mellows...probably why the Bruery said, "best fresh!"

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 00:16:06 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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Mash & Grind from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.