Mash & Coconut | The Bruery

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4.3/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jhartley on 07-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,118
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
263
pDev:
8.6%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
40
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 263 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of Antg8989
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delish. Mounds.

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mschrei
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown, tannish, reddish, thinning colors on the edges. Roasty and full of coconut and vanilla flavors. Plenty of barrel presence. Super smooth while still very boozy.

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Photo of Sigmund
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 13%. Reddish brown colour, large off-white head. Aroma of toasted coconut, bourbon, oak, vanilla, molasses and fusel alcohols Warming mouth- and throatfeel. The flavour is sweet and malty, but still not quite as sweet as I feared. Toasted coconut, bourbon, oak and vanilla again, moderate hops.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pretty cool of grapevine to be blowing these out, something like 75% off the very high original sticker price. i am always thankful for the good deals to be had in here, ill have to get back in and pick up a couple more of these, this is a great bottle of beer, enjoyed by all. they call it an imperial brown on the label, which i believe is apart from the other mash beers, which called themselves barleywine, but i could remember that wrong. either way, its much more a barleywine than a brown to me, although i suppose there is a little chocolate malt thing going on in the shiny bronze colored brew, not nearly as thick and dense as a lot of these high gravity bruery beers are, and holding a nice head too, a bit less intimidating than others for sure. aroma is awesome, booze and sweet toasted coconut with a little almond and maple in behind it. the flavor matches, a ton of bourbon too, and vanilla, almost desserty even without actual vanilla in here, the whiskey is stronger than the barrel, but that works here. the coconut is forward but not forced, natural but also quite sweet, and while i was glad to be sharing this bottle around the after dinner table, i could easily drink a few glasses of this one if left to my own devices. not quite as complex as some of these get, but i like the clarity of the coconut here. subtle dry cocoa, maple, and molasses, but its not all the heavy. a little booze warmth to it, plenty of leftover sugar, and an almost tropical vibe from the coconut. really cool beer, this is a rad series. i really want to try the coffee one!!!

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Photo of tbryan5
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tittyfish
4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LXIXME
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy dark amber colour with beige head. Aroma has sweet toffee, caramel, bourbon and dried fruits. Taste is sweet and sugary with coconut, butterscotch and burnt sugar bitterness on the finish. Medium body with syrupy feel, medium carbonation. Complex, elegant, tasty.

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Doing my last 2017 Mash & Coconut from The Bruery (which I got for $3.99 clearance instead of well over $20). I just love this beer. Called an imperial brown ale, it tastes more like a BA English barleywine with incredible toffee/caramel flavors, full malt bill with some hints of spicy or rye..and, of course, toasted coconut. No flavors dominate and the blend is joyous (it is the holidays). There is a bit of sweetness (like caramel), but this is not a sweet beer at all. A toast to the creators of this greatly appreciated beer.

L - 4.5, S - 4.5 (welcoming/luscious), T - 4.75 (simply delicious, like the finest chocolates or coffees...world class), F - 4.75 (wodoyuwant? this is creamy without trying, just genuine...can I say luscious again?)...overall, I am mourning the loss of my last bottle and that I had to drink it by myself...but, I'll get over it.

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was an inch of foamy / fizzy, off white head that quickly dissipated. Pretty good lacing.

S: A big aroma of coconut, malt, bourbon, caramel, and vanilla.

T: Tasted of a bit of malt (not overly present), lots of bourbon (and the accompanying barrel), a bit of vanilla, lots of coconut, some caramel, and a tinge of chocolate. This is one aggressive, powerful flavor. The bourbon almost threatens to overpower everything, but it becomes balanced after awhile. Forceful, unique, and tasty.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this isn't a beer for everybody, it's still well made. Worth a look.

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Photo of Dan411
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2017 vintage
Look: Walnut brown, almost barleywine like in color. Small, tightly packed, creamy head that has staying power. Glass lacing and clinging ribbons of alcohol on the swirl. Nicely carbonated with active streaming bubbles.

Smell: Sweet coconut and booze blasts out of the cap on the opening. The nose is rich, creamy coconut, caramel, milk chocolate, and some non-descript dark fruits peeking through. No expected nuttiness for a "imperial brown."

Taste: A considerable amount of initial sweetness, follows with coconut flesh, caramel, milk chocolate, and butterscotch. Expected nuttiness for a brown ale is oddly missing. Some roast and nutty malt would help balance the booze and sweetness. Booze up front, but none in the aftertaste.

Feel: Medium thin mouth feel, with a slick, oily finish. Warming in the chest after the first sip or two, that lingers some.

Overall: The brown ale characteristics are all but missing, save the color of course. Some nuttiness and some toasty-roasty would work so well with the sweetness of the coconut and malt base.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Suds
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This brew was poured from a tall, thick bottle. The color is a deep and hazy brown hue. It has a gristy, malt and grain scent. The taste has warmth, some deep and rich fruit, and lots of malt. Bitter and sharp. It is a solid and serious beer.

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Photo of Badger2121
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smell almost like mixed nuts on the nose. Very boozy tasting. Don’t get a ton of the coconut. Still really tasty. Very different.

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Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DangerDawg
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2017 Bottle: Sweet, warming vanilla Bourbon character with drying coconut. Better medium mouthfeel with 13%.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, Brewdog, Bristol - Pours darkish brown with a small white off head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - caramel, vanilla , coconut. Taste - Bourbon, oak, vanilla, light coconut, sweetish, caramel overtones, light dry bitter finish. Lovely well balanced coconut brew.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear dark cola brown color with a thin tan cap that leaves modest lacing. The aroma is sweet caramel, bourbon and feint coconut. The flavor follows the nose wonderfully and feels smooth. Wonderful beer that I'd buy again if money were no object.

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Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khargro2
3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mash & Coconut from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 263 ratings