Mash - The Bruery
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Reviews by dbc5:
3.94/5 rDev -0.5%
750 ml bottle poured into 10 ounce Kentucky Bourbon Stout Snifter
A: Pours dark brown with some amber hues around the edges of the glass. A surprising 1.5 finger khaki head rises, then slowly recedes. A creamy froth is left atop the glass with a fair amount of lacing for a big barleywine. This is a nice looking beer.
S: Smell is big on brown sugar and molasses up front, which are some of my favorite flavors in an English Barleywine. Some alcohol is perceptible, although this doesn't come across as a bourbon bomb from the nose. The barrel is definitely there though. Getting more caramel and toffee aromas as it warms. The aroma profile is what I am looking for in my English Barleywines.
T: Burnt caramel upfront and some brown sugar sweetness, though this isn't as sweet on the palate as the nose suggested. There is a slightly harsh alcohol presence that is somewhat distracting. This doesn't come across as a bourbon alcohol but instead a byproduct of fermentation. I think some additional time in the bottle will do this well. Definitely getting some oak contribution.
M: I would probably classify this as medium mouthfeel. I prefer my barleywines to be a bit thicker. Carbonation is moderate.
O: This is a decent barleywine, but I think it needs a bit of time for the alcohol to mellow. The nose left me wanting a bit more from this beer.
07-25-2013 03:02:03 | More by dbc5
More User Reviews:
3.31/5 rDev -16.4%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep brown. Small off white head. Thick collar.
Smell - Bourbon and brown sugar. Smells like a sugar bomb. Vanilla.
Taste - Bourbon and booze. Brown sugar. Caramel malts. More sugar. Boozy and sweet in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium heavy body. Boozy. Medium carbonation. Sluggish.
Overall - Yet another Bourbon brown sugar bomb from the Bruery. This one is tiring, though.
08-06-2013 01:20:28 | More by Alieniloquium
3.8/5 rDev -4%
Appearance: Medium-brown color with red highlights when held up to the light.Moderate light beige head that slowly faded.
Smell: Brown sugar, toffee, and mild bourbon. Nice aroma but not much of it.
Taste: Brown sugar, toffee, and mild Bourbon notes. Some hints of oak and hops creep through in the finish. The alcohol is mild for something 12.5% ABV. Has a slightly bitter finish.
Mouth-feel: On the light side of medium-bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.
Overall: Good beer that I feel a little age may do it good.
08-10-2013 19:42:59 | More by IKR
4.25/5 rDev +7.3%
Poured in to Bruery tulip.
A - Deep brown, almost black in colour with a thin layer of cream coloured head that receded to a thin rind around the edges of the glass.
S - Intense barrel aromas dominate the nose with bourbon, vanilla and charred oak notes present. some sticky toffee and caramel notes are also present from the base beer.
T - Follows the nose. Sweet bourbon, vanilla and charred oak from the barrel are well integrated with toffee, dark caramel and brown sugar flavours from the base beer.
M - Full bodies. Thick and viscous. Light carbonation.
10-19-2013 13:22:19 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.95/5 rDev -0.3%
A-Practically black in the glass, more of a deep clear ruby when pouring. A one finger off white head.
S-Good deal of bourbon. Very malty. Caramel, vanilla, chocolate, roasted notes and oak.
T-Starts with bourbon, malt, some chocolate and vanilla. Not much bitterness, but what you'd expect from an English Barleywine.
M-Lighter, not much carbonation, flat finish and a tad watery.
O-A good BA Barleywine. But nowhere near Abacus and the like.
11-20-2013 01:19:13 | More by rlee1390
4.34/5 rDev +9.6%
750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. Bottled 5/24/13. Served in a Bruery snifter.
Pours a barely translucent tawny chestnut with almost two full fingers of off-white head. The foam settles to a nice frothy cap and laces well.
Aromas of bourbon, toffee, vanilla, oak and a little sweet fruit.
Taste follows the nose with the bourbon consistently present. Toffee, woodsy vanilla, caramel, pear, slight char, brown sugar, raisin, faint coconut, bicuit, molasses and a healthy dose of booze. Quite sweet and lots of alcohol but it's really enjoyable.
Syrupy and fairly heavy with moderate carbonation. Nice boozy sweet finish with plenty of toffee and bourbon.
Mash might be neither my favorite English barleywine nor my favorite from The Bruery but it's really freakin good. A boozy sweet treat that it worth a try for fans of the style.
12-16-2013 03:02:50 | More by ThickNStout
Mash from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.