Mash & Vanilla | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
Exceptional
277 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by shoegueuze on 03-21-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,704
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
277
pDev:
6.46%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
58
Trade:
9
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Ratings: 277 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of kingjohnh
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd34
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

On fire. Not like Mrs. O’Leary’s cow fire, but more like Nina Agdal walking down the cat walk. So, “Mash & Vanilla” lets think about that.... Mash - Raul is thinkin like all that bourbon stuff, and Vanilla - well, Raul ain’t no dumb dumb, he’s thinking Madagascar. Mix em together? Raul says yes. Raul says yes well and good!

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryan5
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark, mahogany brown color and a cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy / fizzy, off white head that lasted a below average amount of time. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: A big, bracing aroma of vanilla, bourbon, malt, caramel, and dark fruit.

T: Tasted of a good shot of bourbon (and its barrel), a decent amount of malt, some light dark fruit notes (raisins), lots of vanilla, and some caramel as well. Like the aroma, the flavor is a big, complex, powerful force. It's a little on the boozy side, but the vanilla and caramel cut into it nicely. Delicious.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a sharp finish. Full-bodied.

O: This is an excellent barleywine. Definitely drinkable.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tobelerone
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky reddish brown with two fingers of tan head.
Smells of sweet vanilla, marshmallow, caramel, toffee, some dark fruits coming through as well. Bourbon heat present as well.
Taste is vanilla and marshmallow up front followed with the toffee and caramel. Dark fruits come through, raisin primarily. Bourbon is definitely there but not as hot as the nose implied. Lingering vanilla and tobacco notes.
Medium bodied, good carb level amplified by the bourbon.
Overall a tasty one that seems to pack a punch.

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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of goodbeergoodfood
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of von_kaiser
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psumjl269
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brob245
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maz
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NorthSideSean
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CMEG
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsnScotch987
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of impending
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bl00
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 bottle
A- garnet and chocolate, murky
S- vanilla, whiskey, cake. Not what I expected but smells unbelievably good. I could sniff this glass all night
T- cola, cherry, vanilla. Bitter malty dry finish with whiskey notes
M- some carbonation, dryness. Good body but not sticky or overpowering.
O- totally enchanted by the nose on this, really enjoying the other attributes. Thia bottle is a treat. Thanks to the other ba'ers who posted good reviews of the 2016 bottles and influenced me to spring on this one.

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Mash & Vanilla from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 277 ratings