Mash & Grind - The Bruery
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Reviews by SkeeterBoganski:
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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