Mash - The Bruery
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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
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
3.94/5 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
Mash from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.