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Mash & Grind - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

238 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 33
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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Reviews by jeff1973:
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jeff1973

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Bruery tulip. Came out in July, so a couple months old now.

A - Very dark clear ruby red. Off-white head leaves decent lacing.

S - Tiramisu, coconut, vanilla. Booze is there also.

T - This tiramisu in a glass. Big coffee, toffee, dark chocolate. Bourbon flavors (coconut, vanilla) come in on the finish and compliments. Very complex. Slight booze burn, but doesn't detract.

M - Medium. A little thinner than I was expecting, but gives it the feel of ice coffee. There is a creamy note to it. Carbonation is also medium.

O - Very nicely done. The blending of the coffee with the original beer's toffee and chocolate notes really elevates it. Had the Mash also. This coffee version is definitely better.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 04:03:25 | More by jeff1973
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Appearance - Brown body. Ruby red when held up to a candle. Nice off-white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Rich coffee. No acidity. Bourbon. Vanilla. Caramel. But mostly coffee and barrel.

Taste - Bourbon more prominent. Vanilla also. Brown sugar and caramel sweetness. The coffee is less rich, but strong. Blends right into an oaky bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel - So this will sound weird, but it isn't thick and sweet enough. It could use a bit of body.

Overall - A vast improvement over Mash. The coffee is a fantastic addition.

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Mash & Grind from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.