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Billy The Mountain - Upright Brewing Company

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Reviews: 35
Hads: 100
Avg: 3.42
pDev: 31.58%
Wants: 32
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jdense on 12-23-2009

Inspired by the great Prize Old Ale once brewed by Gales in England, this beer is deeply malty and full of ripe fruit, leather, wine and oak flavors. The Billy is partially barrel aged with brettanomyces yeast, lending a distinct twang and developing unique aromas over time. Bottled still and best served at about 55F to be finished at room temperature. Cellar for up to five years.

"Billy the Mountain - A traditional English-style Old Ale, having undergone over five months of oak barrel aging and another several months in the bottle."

Malts: organic pale, ashburne mild, caramel
Unmalted: black barley
Also: molasses
Yeasts: London ESB and brettanomyces clausennii

First Release - January 2010
Second Release - January 2011
Third Release - December 2011
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

such a strange beer here, almost like a stingo, with the tannic acidity of the wine, and a funk to it beyond what we are used to in barleywine and old ale as we know them. murky dark brown amber colored beer, thick and sludgy, but still rather carbonated by the looks of it, with a nice tall chai tea latte colored head. the nose is really barrel influenced. tons of red grape character, and if i was told this was made with must or juice, i wouldn't argue it. light acidity from the vino, lots of fruit. the grain marries in well, but this is different from almost anything I've ever had, its not sweet at all, instead super dry. carbonation is enormous too, which you almost never see in this style, but its already nothing like anything in the old ale style I've seen. burnt cherry and dark caramel and toffee flavors from the grain and wine barrel, mellow oaken middle, with a zippy and tannic finish. this must be first use barrels, or have spent eons in the barrels, its just so wine forward. its rare these days that i find a beer that challenges me like this, its always cool to find something so unfamiliar and well put together. i don't like it half as much as the saisons upright does, but i have to tip my hat and commend this beer, there is really nothing like it. i see this as post thanksgiving dinner beer, maybe i will revisit it in that context. pricey but worth checking out if you have a curious palate.

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Photo of emerge077
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tapered sampling glass, review from written notes.

Pours a murky reddish copper, some light gets through, giving it a reddish highlight in the bottom of the glass. Thin ring of wispy skim around the edges.

Winey nose, some tangy cherry, and woody notes of dry sawdust.

Tart cherry, tangy and vinous, with ample bitter tannins in the dry finish. Some funky leathery qualities, along with the tartness suggests more of an Oud Bruin impression. Not too drinkable though as the bitter/tart/tangy/funk elements never seem to blend cohesively. Interesting experiment to try, sample it with an open mind.

Thanks to Eric for sharing this!

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Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of dark fruit with some nice toffee notes mixed in. The flavor is more of the same with a few welcome additions. I get a lot of dark fruit, but there is some nice tartness to it. I also get some toffee and alcohol. As the beer warms, I get some flavors that resemble dry red wine as well as some brett notes. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer has a murky light brown / amber color, that shows a very hazed, pale brown color when held up to the in light. The beer is not quite still, as a careful pour manages to produce a few bubbles, but very low in carbonation. Just to see if I could, I vigorously poured a small amount into another glass and was able to scare up a half finger thick, nicely brown tinged, dark tan colored, large bubbled head. The aroma smells most predominantly of spicy oak that is backed by a touch of red-wine like fruitiness. There is a soft, buttery oak like character as well as perhaps a hint of toasted grain if you really dig for it. After tasting the beer, the Brettanomyces character becomes quite a bit more apparent in the nose as well; it is a fairly soft Brett character, but well representative of Brett C. with a oak-spice accentuating, slightly earthy phenolic character and spiciness as well as a touch of medicinal plastic.

Lightly tart tasting up front, and this has an earthy funkiness that seems quite characteristic of Brettanomyces Clausenii (or something similar); a slight, almost, but not quite medicinal character, touches of plastic and maybe even a slight smokiness that leans more towards burnt plastic. The beer has some texture to it, there is actually just enough carbonation to this beer keep it from seeming flat, and there is some viscousnous to the body that contributes to a medium'ish heft. Up front there is a touch of sweetness, it is not a whole lot, but is enough to suggest a berry like red wine character as well as just a general fruitiness. Despite not mentioning it yet, there is quite a bit of oak that comes through in the flavor; notes of spicy, plank like wood, perhaps a hint of buttery oak character, and a spiciness that provides some heat a bit like Bourbon. The malt character is quite a bit more subtle than I ever would have expected; there is perhaps a suggestion of toasted malt character here and perhaps a bit of brown bread like character, but I feel like I should be able to taste a lot more malt character than ends up in this beer.

This beer could definitely use a bit more carbonation; a bit more liveliness would really help the flavors and aromas pop too. The aroma, especially, and the flavor are a little too dominated by the oak character. The oak character is significantly spicy enough that it seems to drown out the complexity of the base beer; the malt especially seems to be quite a bit more reduced than one would expect from a beer of this color and gravity. In the end the oak and the Brett, and a little bit of the Wine, contribute more to the profile of this beer than the base beer does. This is certainly not a bad beer, but I could see this recipe and oak aging process being dialed in a lot more tightly; I wouldn't be surprised if a great beer is hiding here somewhere and I would love for Upright to keep trying to improve this beer so that they can get there.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

For my 2,500th rating/review I'm going with my favorite style: old ale--a bottle I picked up from the brewery in 2012.

2011 bottle. Spent 1 1/2 years in cellar temp, 1 year in cold fridge

Pours a deep chestnut brown and mahogany. Clean and bright. Off tan head is dense, thick and gooey. 1 finger depth. Looks like a nitro pour, but it ain't. Sticky, creamy lacing

Aroma is sharp orchard fruit. Red apple skin and pulp. Nothing too complex, going to let it warm up a bit. Perhaps a bit of oxidation as hints of cherry come through. Booze is present, but falls short of being obtrusive. Fruit is main attraction here, with hints of acidity and tannin. Seems a bit closer to a Belgian dubbel, without the sweetness. This beer is becoming...odd as the tartness turns more to sourness

At first sip the red apple transfers to a dark grape or berry. Carbonation is noticeable, which is good as it distracts from the booze and the tartness of some of those fruits. Shows borderline infection, but not enough to declare it so.

Feel is good, but for the style would like to see less carbonation

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2010 bottle, batch 1.

Appearance - Cloudy murky pond water looking brown body. Big off-white head. Thick chunky collar.

Smell - Huge molasses aroma. A little acidic. Kinda bretty. Mostly molasses.

Taste - Bretty and lightly tart. Lots of molasses, but no real sweetness. Kinda nutty. Caramel and a brighter, just lightly tart finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy body. High carbonation.

Overall - This is a lot better than I remember it. I just remember an acetic mess last time I had a bottle. This has a much more controlled brett flavor with an enormous amount of molasses.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


My curry farts herald the coming of dawn as I pour batch one Billy the Mountain into my snifter. This bottle has been sitting in my fridge for what seems like forever, sent to me in a time beyond time. I'm happy to finally free it from its imprisonment. The bottle opens with a sinister hiss.

A: The body is red kissed dark brown with a finger of beige froth. Retention is good.

S: I'm greeted by a strong bready malt foundation, upon which is built a small village of dark fruits. Plum melds with grape and prune. The nose is lightly tart, with a little leather and must.

T: The flavor opens with earth and prune, segueing into a restrained brown sugar essence. Malt is bready. Grape, currant, and prune are evident, accompanying a dry earthy leathery bitterness. The beer possesses a light acetic acidity, with oak and tannins in the finish.

M: Medium in body with upper moderate carbonation.

Overall: An interesting beer, to be sure. Definitely worth a try. I guess this is the first beer made by Upright, so I have in my glass a piece of Portland history.

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Photo of John_M
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Grain and Gristle this evening.

The beer pours a dark chocolate brown color with virtually no head or lacing. The nose is kind of bizarre, and I assume what I get reflects some extended aging in barrels. In any event, I get a melange of celery salt, dry sherry, nuts, wood, light vanilla, prunes and molasses. The flavor profile replicates the nose fairly closely, but is clearly dominated by the molasses and prunes, as well as the dry sherry and more wood. The finish is fairly dry and sherry filled in this otherwise moderately sweet, full flavored beer. Drinkability is where this beer really falls apart, and in fact I was unable to finish even the 8 ounce wine glass serving I received at the G&G. While not hot, the beer is heavy and a bit tiring on the palate, and it was just a chore to get this beer down given the sweetness, wood and sherry flavors.

Interesting beer, no doubt, but I'm not sure this is a beer I'll want to revisit any time soon.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
1.9/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured a lighter brownish color with no carbonation leaving two bubbles, no lacing and for get the head. This beer is flatter than a board!

S: Funky notes, hints of old wood, molasses and toffee but rather mute

T: I am completely disappointed in this beer. Flat mouthfeel, no carbonation leaves funk, sugar and old musty caramel notes with two year old chocolates. Tannins, cardboard coming. Old wood, molasses is subdued and dirt rounds it out.

M: No carbonation, nothing to feel out, thin with booze

O: Extremely disappointed. I snagged this bottle from Apex's cooler just three days ago.

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Photo of ccrida
4.07/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is murky dark brown with a big, very tight, creamy light tan head that leaves scattered, foamy lace. Probably my favorite of Ezra's labels.

Smell is big raisiny malt (special b?), toffee, a little bretty funk. Major bourbon as it warms, huge caramel and vanilla, some fruity esters, grapes. Drastically improved as it warmed to room temp, but then again, I'm a bourbon lover. A total shift from the nose at fridge temp, with plenty of Belgian characteristics as well.

Taste is not as rich, the brett seems to have dulled it down a bit, although it's not overly funky, just a little horseblanket on the clean finish. The palate is not as drastically changed as it warmed, although the malts really come out more, a really nice slightly funked BSDA. Loving it quite a bit by the end, but still note as much as the nose.

Mouthfeel is medium light, not creamy or well carbonated though, which I expected from the pour.

Drinkability is good. It's a pretty smooth strong ale, more BSDA then old ale, but I realize that is how Upright billed it, so no really complaints about the style designation. I'd drink this one now if you're holding it in the cellar, the richness of the malt will only continue to thin by the brett. It started out kind of boring, but the depth increased as it warmed, and the smoothness speaks to the execution, particularly due to the obtuse style.

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Photo of sweemzander
2.8/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to Jason for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a very murky/cloudy cola brown color. Produced some good tan froth. Some lace.

(S)- Alot going on with this. A dense woody dryness with equally dense malty profile: cocoa, raisin, and dark fruits. Mildly yeasty.

(T)- Similar to the smell in the malt profile. Very very dense in a raisin, cocoa, clay, and a bit heavier yeast presence than in the smell. Alot of dry wood too somehow.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Very dense overall. Its really too heavy in a coarse/grainy core; abrasive really.

(D)- I appreciated the effort, but not exactly Upright's best. A little disjointed and coarse. Also, a bit different than your average old ale.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.15/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle courtesy of fthomasl. Pours a clear copper color with a small tan foam. Light lacing to a nice collar.

Nose is sugary and fruity with some spicy yeast esters. Cinnamon, caramel and toffee. Malty brew, but the sugar aromas are killing me.

Taste is lightly tart with a dark fruit and caramel flavor. Bitter on the finish...and I dont think it is the hops. I want to say some spices are involved here, but I cant be entirely sure. By far my least favorite of the (usually outstanding) Upright beers I have had. Tough for me to even finish my half of the 750.

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Photo of cpetrone84
1.85/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pour is murky and muddy dark brown with virtually no head. Nose is heavy dark malt, molasses, caramel, brown sugar, dark berries all mixed together and not really working well as a group. Taste is brutal, overly sweet and messy. Malts sugars with burnt grain and burnt caramel, overly sweet berries with just way too much sugar. Body is full adding to the unpleasantly with virtually no carbonation.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.02/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a tasting glass. Thanks, Chris, for sharing this. I'm always excited to try a new Upright!

A: Clear dark brown body with a strange-looking head that mixes coarse big bubbles and finely-patterned wisps of foamy scum. Weird.

S: Pretty sour, with floral Brett and tart vinous oak. The wine barrels really dominate the aroma, with the Brett being the only other presence. Pungent, where's the Old Ale?

T: Follows the nose - dry, floral, barnyardy Brett and rich red wine barrels. Delicious, as long as you don't think too much about what the bottle says it's supposed to be.

M: Smooth medium body, lots of fine carbonation. Lovely.

O: This one should really be listed as an American Wild Ale: the intentional addition of Brett, plus maturation in freshly-emptied Pinot barrels, makes this entirely unlike any traditional Old Ale. For what it is, it's pretty good. It's certainly the least impressive Upright beer I've had so far, but I'd gladly drink it again.


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Photo of Beaver13
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Pours murky brown with a medium creamy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is cocoa malts, dark fruits, and a little roasty alcohol.

The flavor is sweet chocolate and toffee malts, figs, cola, oak and some roasty bitter alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, reminds me a lot of Great Divide's Hibernation, but more pricey and not quite as good. It's a little too sweet and cola like. Was surprised to see this had some brett, didn't pick that up at all.

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Photo of beergoot
3.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark mahogany body color; thick, rocky, beige head. Figs and dates make the bulk of the aroma; roasted grain notes; slight bourbon character; fruity; raspberries. Wild yeast, sour-like flavor; twinge of chocolate; some sulfur-like notes; fair hop bitterness. Medium body; vinous.

Great looks and aroma don't necessarily make for a great beer. There's nothing exceptionally wrong with the beer, yet it the flavor lacks the depth and balanced complexity to make this beer really stand out. The overall flavor comes across more like a sour wine with a relatively weak body. The saving grace, taste-wise, is there is some dark, roasted grain flavors. Not a must-have, but worth a shot (even if only for the sly Frank Zappa name reference)...

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Photo of Arbitrator
1.89/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Chilled 750mL bottle into a glass. Purchased at the brewery with ramnuts' help back in March, I think. Thanks, Frank.

A: Pours a murky brown body, translucent at the edges but dark in the center. The head is two fingers of light tan foam that recedes quickly into a short-lived cap and then a moderate collar at the edges. Some lacing as I sip.

S: This beer evolves quite a bit as it warms. At first, it's molasses and nuts; the beer later adopts a light leather character, then finally nuts once more. It's not altogether pungent, though.

T: Wood, molasses. Some caramel and leather, with a touch of hay (funk) and tannins in the finish. The flavors are not well integrated, piling on in random orders and wavering strengths. In the finish, the flavors simply drop out and leave a small, lingering alcohol burn that isn't particularly pleasant.

M: The beer is thin, with a watery flavor that is accentuated by the strong tannic character as it warms. Well carbed. There is an alcohol burn in the finish that detracts from the experience. If it were thicker, it would mute the burn, but its thinness makes the experience harsh overall.

D: It's not undrinkable, but it's uninteresting. Kind of has an experimental homebrew vibe right now.

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Photo of Phelps
3.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

Murky cola-brown, with almost no head. Not a lot of carbonation here. A glassful of mud.

This doesn't smell much like an old ale -- more like an oud bruin. Nice cola sweetness, brown sugar, toffee, a bit of sour cherry.

Caramel, toffee and alcohol in the front, plus touches of vanilla and dark chocolate. The swallow brings a flash of sour cherries and a hint of balsamic. Some sips are great, a nice blend of sweet and sour. Others are too sour. Tartness grabs onto the back sides of the tongue between sips.

As thought, there's almost no carbonation. Body is medium light; alcohol is just a bit of heat on the tongue.

Not good as an old ale, but good as a beer.

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Photo of vkv822
4.37/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into tulip snifter.
2011 release.

Pours near black with deep red hues and a frothy tan head.

The aroma is quite complex. It starts with a cherry and vinous tartness, followed by some caramel and molasses sweetness. Slight leathery notes.

Again, more vinous and lightly earthy, Bretty tartness, followed by dark fruits, a light leathery character. Notes of oak come through as well in the transition from tart and Brett to dark fruit.

A medium body, with fairly low carbonation.

A very unique and enjoyable beer. A seasonal I will definitely look forward to each year now.

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2.36/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I was expecting interesting tastes from this brew but Upright missed the mark. I've read countless articles of tart/sour English porters but an old ale? And this sour? The beer was incredibly unbalanced and, unfortunately, non-drinkable. Hints of something lurking behind the sourness was evident, my suggestion, leave the sourness to the Belgians.

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Photo of jdense
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big green unlabeled bottle purchased at a visit to the brewery 11/09, two months before public release, mystery bottle for last slot on Twelve Beers of Christmas tasting. Thanks, Alex!

Light amber clear body, one finger off-white head, nice lacing. Vanilla, oak tannins in nose from pinot noir barrel aging. The taste is very mellow and smooth for the style, not heavy. The Brett is hardly noticeable, usually my tummy reacts pretty quickly, but it certainly added a bit of funk to the bottle. Not overly carbonated, very smooth and drinkable. Another winner from one of NW rising breweries. Worth seeking out at Lucky Lab Strong Ale Festival under Studebacher Hach moniker. Grab a bottle during January 2010 limiited release. Recommended.

EDIT-Batch #2 bottle shared with neighborhood beer buddy poured into tulip glasses 6.12.11.

Poured almost flat, a minimal amount of light tan head, quick dissipation, over dark brown almost opaque body. Smell features a bit of barrel aromas, some molasses, minimal hops. Uh Oh, funky sour cherry taste right up front dominates taste, pretty sure this is infected, though since we both like sours we were able to get this down. Mouthfeel fairly light for style, minimal effervescence. I love Alex's beers, but this was the first dud I've had from Upright. Hope the two Batch #1 bottles I have left don't suffer from same affliction. Disappointing.

The rating pertains to Batch #1. If I was rating the latter it would be 3/3/3/3/2.5.

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Photo of Docer
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle purchased at The Beer Mongers some months back.... grading based on memory here... have a grade, not too much to say.

- Nice dark and super foamy brew... can't see much through it, murky brown with a huge light mocha fuzz... had to wait quite awhile to get it to calm down.... must have still been working hard in the bottle...

- Yeast and brett character dominates... bready, biscuit.. farmhouse funk.... and subtle sweetness, herbal qualities... grassy.

- Smooth, slightly sweet... biscuit, and yeast madness. Little bit of funk, tart quality.... slight spice, and more herbal hops.. grassy,.

- Medium bodied, and plenty well carbonated. Let it warm a bit too... and it is just kind of a wild drink.

- Overall the Saison qualities sat heavy, while the other qualities I was looking for... weren't there... like a more barleywine dominance. Overall it was too carbonated for my liking... and the yeast/brett took over. Worth the try, but I can't see giving this an A. Sofar I am a much bigger fan of Uprights lighter brews... 4... Alcohol was well hidden though I might add.

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3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours into a snifter a murky red/plum color, not much head and no lacing
S: Smell is dark fruit, sour funk and earthiness.
T: Fruity sweetness up front followed by red wine, merlot like dryness. Slight sour flavor in there as well.
M: Medium bodied finishes dry, could use a bit more carbonation.
O: Old ale meets a sour unlike any beer I've ever had before....pretty good I'd buy this again.

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3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

281st Review
75cl bottle poured into a tulip glass
Vintage: January 2011

From notes. Enjoyed a while back at a tasting hosted by Doodler (whom probably supplied this as well). Cheers, amigo!

A: Hazy medium brown; almost a tint of burgundy. Single (tan) fingernail head on gentle pour.

S: Smells of dark cherry, tannins, slight funk, and touch of leather. Very interesting. Can’t decide if the nose is enjoyable or the opposite, but that’s how it goes with experiments like this.

T: Nearly prune juice-esque with mix of mashed dark cherry and currants. Oak. Nice tart funkiness here with a touch of sweet brown sugar the fades to the finish. Dies quickly and leaves a weird after taste as well. This beer changed quite a bit as it warmed. ABV is well hidden though.

M: Medium/full bodied with medium carbonation.

O: An interesting beer to say the least. I enjoyed the slight funk, but I think the fruits could stand to be a bit more balanced. Maybe it’ll get more rounded (and better) with age, but I’m not sure that we’ll cross paths again. Either way, fun to try.

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Photo of hopsbreath
2.67/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

TulipSnifter and I each had a glass on tap at Grain & Gristle on New Years Eve. Paired with the burger served with house made pickles. The burger was great! The beer... Not so much.

A: Dark brown prune juice, wisp ring, no lacing. 2.5/5

S: Alcoholic raisins, a touch of smoke, lightly tart. Its not typical to the style, but not bad either. 3/5

T: More of the sweet prunes that the appearance promised, black tea, and tart cherry juice fermented in oak. Its not as complex as I like, and perhaps a little boring. 2/5

M: Lowly carbonated, moderate body, dry on the tongue but a little sticky on the soft palate. 3/5

D: The drinkability is highly enhanced by boring nature of this beer. The lack of complexities makes this easy to drink without thinking about it. That and the 9.1% ABV never really shows up in all its glory. Since the alcohol is well hidden, I'm going to call this "slightly above average". 3.5/5

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Billy The Mountain from Upright Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.