Mash & Coconut | The Bruery

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Mash & CoconutMash & Coconut

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jhartley on 07-22-2014

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Ratings: 263 |  Reviews: 49
Reviews by TrojanRB:
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4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 bottle, poured into Bruery tulip

Pours a translucent dark brown, with a very thin white head

Smells of brown sugar, coconut (duh), vanilla

Taste follows the nose, but the coconut is more pronounced and oak makes an appearance. The coconut is the star, but it's not overpowering....really nice job balancing the flavor profile

Not overly sweet or syrupy. Mild carbonation, with just a hint of alcohol that lingers after the finish

Excellent offering from the Bruery!

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Photo of Treyliff
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a Hoarders tulip

A- pours a deep chestnut brown color with a one-finger foamy off-white head that has short retention before settling to a ring around the edge

S- plenty of toasted coconut aroma up front, followed by sweet caramel, toffee & vanilla. Bourbon and earthy wood close it out

T- rich caramel and toffee up front give notes of tobacco, followed by some dark fruit notes of raisin & fig. Mid-palate gives some flavors of brown bread and brown sugar, along with a maple-like sweetness. The finish brings the bourbon barrel, with some earthy oak and plenty of bourbon. The coconut comes out on the linger, put it definitely noticeable. It tastes more like fresh coconut than toasted

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns in to a creamy, warming finish

O- another solid variation of mash with plenty of coconut, even after aging a bit

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a hazy dark orange-brown with no head. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and toasted coconut aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, toffee, and toasted coconut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great toasted coconut characteristics all around.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of warnerry
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

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 Callmecoon
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SuperbikeShaun
5/5  rDev +16.3%

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 gibgink
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'd been wanting to open this brew up for quite some time, so the opportunity finally presented itself. Pours an opaque reddish brown with a little head. Good barleywine fruit/sweetness on the nose. The flavor starts out as a little alcohol forward barrel aged barleywine that pleasantly melds into a coconut finish. I liked this beer.

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Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -7%

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

Photo of RobertH50
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of SomethingClever
3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: fizzy khaki off white head that settles quickly. Body is a dense auburn brown in color.

S: coconut, honey, toffee, nuts, some burnt sugars.

T: getting a lot of oak, some toffee and some honey not a lot else.

M: Medium bodied with a little prickly carbonation.

O: it's just ok, the coconut is not as pronounced as it needs to be. The best you can say is it is smooth for the ABV.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fizzy head with OK size and retention. Nut brown clear brew.

Aroma is strongly boozy, strongly favoring the woody bourbon. Any added coconut is virtually lost. Strong malt base fighting for relevance amid the bourbon onslaught. If my description makes it sound unpleasant, that's inaccurate; it's quite inviting!

Flavor bears few surprises in mind; it's a BBA EBW, and it happens to have coconut added. For the first half, it's straightforward (but pleasant) enough: big, malty, bourbon-y, sweet (but not oversweet). The back half is where the added toasted coconut shows its face, and it's a natural, fitting transition. Quite nice.

Hot and smooth. Quite drinkable for 13%, but clearly a big beer on the palate. Plenty of alcohol evaporation on the palate.

This is a really enjoyable beer from start to finish. Everything is executed supremely well. Fans of the EBW style should find a ready companion inside this bottle.

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Photo of socon67
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml foiled and capped bottle into a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, booze and caramel. Deep. Rich. Completely missing the coconut. Beer opens sweet. Notes of vanilla, molasses, brown sugar and bourbon. Again, there's no coconut present. Caramel and waves of molasses, tobacco and oak in the middle with a rich, boozy finish. Body is medium to full with low carbonation. Slick and oily in the mouth and hot and sticky going down. Lingering, filmy aftertaste. Perfect for the style if, as in true Bruery form, a little hot.

Pretty good. I'm particularly impressed with the feel here. Now imagine if there was actually a coconut presence!

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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 fthegiants
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of brewnic
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Wasn't the biggest fan of the base beer so was not sure what to expect. Loads of Coconut that is all you need to know.

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