Mountain Man Strong Ale - The Front Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 6.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: GeezLynn on 01-04-2014)
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a one finger head of just off white-foam. The head has a lighter level of retention, fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a roasted smell mixed with some sweeter aromas of a toffee and caramel smell. A very light coffee and chocolate smell are there as well, giving a nice darker and sweet smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter caramel and molasses flavor mixed with a bit of roasted malt taste. These flavors create a strong base taste for the beer and remain throughout the entirety of the taste. A little bit of a chocolate and some nice darker fruit flavors of raisin and fig come to the tongue as the taste advances to the end, producing a very sweet but pleasant taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the sweet and dark flavors of the brew the feel is fantastic; coating the tongue in all the rich flavors.

Overall – A sweet and roasty beer pretty much sums it up. A good brown ale to give a try to if you get a chance.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint on tap at the Grand Union Hotel in Fort Benton, MT. Arrived a dark brown-black with a ruby red halo at the bottom of the glass and a smooth, creamy, fine tan head of around two fingers height. Aroma decidedly sweet and malty, moderately roasted yet with a surprising degree of floral, earthy hops (for the style): Toffee, chocolate milk, coffee liqueur, sultana raisins, red licorice, Fuggles hops, faint pine needle. A moderately thick and rich brew redolent with cola and chocolate notes, sweet and smooth like a milk stout, low carbonation and a surprisingly fruity finish full of strawberry and raspberry-evoking esters. More drinkable and light than the sweet flavor suggests. Small brewery but a tremendous effort here. I am on the fence about the style designation given here but what do I know. That's what the brewery intended. Certainly there are Scotch ale elements and the overarching effect is deeply caramelized malts tempered via a clever degree of English hop-driven balance.

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3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Fusion in Helena.
Nice appearance - cloudy brown with a well-retained white head. Smell was a bit muted by the extremely cold temp the beer was served at, but it leaned very malty, with caramel and light fruity yeast. Flavor matched - rich caramel malts with a hint of roastiness. Slightly sweet but balanced with light English(?) hops. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and slightly dry with modest carbonation.

Enjoyed my first beer from The Front and will look for more from them in the future.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Mountain Man Strong Ale from The Front Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.