Mash - The Bruery
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Reviews by dbc5:
3.94/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2013 03:02:03 | More by dbc5
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 149 ratings.