Mash - The Bruery
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Reviews by Jeffo:
3.43/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
Got this one and M&G from claaark13. Cheers for the b-wine theme dude!
From a bottle into a snifter
APPEARANCE: Pours a 1+ finger, medium, fluffy, crackly, off-white head with good retention. Clear burgundy brown in color with lower amounts of carbonation evident. Head quickly fades to a half wisp and ring. A ring and a half wisp remains until the end leaving touches of lacing down the glass. Nice color, but head is definitely sub par.
SMELL: Bourbon, oak, coconut, vanilla with toffee and butterscotch on the nose. Bold and barrel forward, but not out of wack. Caramel and light red fruits as well. Enticing.
TASTE: Nice oak, vanilla, coconut and bourbon up front with some toffee and butterscotch sweetness through the middle into the swallow. Big finish of barrel, oak, red fruit sweetness and coconut with some butterscotch as well. Bourbon barrel and alcohol underneath, but well measured. Tasty. Too bad the feel is a little bubbly, as that huts the experience a bit.
PALATE: Thinner body and lighter on the palate. Slightly higher levels of carbonation, a touch prickly, goes down okay and finishes slightly mouth-coating. A bit of a burn and some heat lingers. Too light and not creamy enough, unfortunately.
OVERALL: This is an enjoyable, well-balanced barleywine. The barrel is nice and the base beer holds its own underneath. Unfortunately the feel is too light and prickly for the style, which hurts the experience overall, but besides that issue, this is a quality beer worth checking out. Cheers claaark13.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 13:44:18 | More by Jeffo
More User Reviews:
3.64/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Moderate lacing. Lots of dense, yet fast moving, straw foamy head. Brew is VERY dark for a BWine.
Super sugary aroma, Toasty caramel. Kinda bland and generic.
Ho-hum. Flavors are kinda weird and forced. Vanilla is strange. Nothing really stands above the vanilla... Caramel, leathery, rustic, (ever-so-slightly) metallic, white grape-y... Nice strong carbonation, funky forced sweetness with mild rubbery after taste.
Eh. there's just something not hitting me right. It's a good beer, just not a memorable one. I won't seek again @ $20. Aroma is just flat-out too much and unmelded. Too English of an English.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2014 01:22:39 | More by chugalug06
Mash from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.