Mash - The Bruery
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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
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
3.24/5 rDev -18.2%
Bottle, thanks to Abraham.
Pouring a clear mahogany with a dense, light brown head with decent retention and lacing, this looks decent. The nose opens with a big burst of toffee and floral notes, along with a pronounced bourbon note and a particularly strong oak character. The base beer seems strangely underwhelming, with a rather dull cereal/Cheerio malt character, some fruit (pear?), toasted coconut and burnt toast. On paper, that sounds like an interesting blend - and it is - but this is just rather disjointed.
The palate opens with a blend of bourbon and sweetness and washes that up with some oak. As disjointed as the nose was, the palate's worse. A pleasant enough barrel character is present, with vanilla, coconut and overbearing oak. Toffee, burnt caramel and a moderate fruitiness are present on the mid-palate. I can't understate how disappointing the finish is. Boozy, tannic and disappointingly watery, there is very little redeeming about this aspect.. The wateriness alone makes me dump the entire damn thing. There's some lingering floral and coconut present. Medium in body with a slick carbonation, this is rather disappointing.
11-03-2013 05:49:40 | More by DefenCorps
Mash from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.