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Mistletoe - Howard Brewing Company

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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Howard Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bung on 04-06-2013)
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cp45

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-30-2014 01:53:27 | More by cp45
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n2185

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-21-2014 02:30:55 | More by n2185
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-30-2014 02:25:08 | More by Mantooth
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csparace

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-08-2014 01:06:36 | More by csparace
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mverity

Florida

3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a watery black with thin tan head. Medium collar. Head faded fast, some wisps remained. Aroma is hugely raspberry, some roasted malt depth. Thin body, medium carbonation; sticky mouthfeel. Taste is faintly tart, earthy malt, and a touch of berry at the end.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 04:32:56 | More by mverity
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-24-2014 05:13:21 | More by ygtbsm94
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beernads

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

02-15-2014 23:28:56 | More by beernads
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-27-2014 23:47:56 | More by Cynic-ale
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-25-2014 22:29:54 | More by brother_kenneth
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jak

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-19-2014 01:39:29 | More by jak
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

01-02-2014 13:09:44 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

01-01-2014 04:58:14 | More by kbuzz
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 bottling (7.5% ABV)

Appearance: A very enticing pour (suitable to the name), leaving a nice bubbly tan head perched atop the fudge brown liquid; streaky lacing is left behind

Smell: Raspberry jam forward, with roast and chocolate tones underneath; subtle oak from the barrel

Taste: As in the aroma, the raspberry flavor asserts itself at first, though it is not as sweet as I was anticipating from the smell; roasty tones and chocolate malt fill out the middle, with the oak and a hint of brandy bringing up the rear

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Howard has amped up the ABV this year and it has really helped the beer; a nice effort that would be further benefited if the barrel flavor was a bit more assertive

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 23:02:47 | More by brentk56
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-29-2013 05:13:02 | More by Ivegotmule
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kell50

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-08-2013 04:06:28 | More by kell50
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

11-03-2013 03:03:03 | More by dvmin98
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +21%

10-20-2013 17:38:13 | More by craftbrew502
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ASUBeer

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-25-2013 23:05:21 | More by ASUBeer
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Jlang2012

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-08-2013 20:39:17 | More by Jlang2012
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Lantern


4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-18-2013 20:12:29 | More by Lantern
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GTB

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-11-2013 01:48:11 | More by GTB
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-03-2013 00:52:07 | More by buckyp
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marine1975

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-09-2013 22:24:38 | More by marine1975
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Bung

Michigan

3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

"Brewed with raspberry and aged in Carriage House apple brandy barrels." 2012.
Dark used oil colored looking pour. Thin layer of tan to dark tan head.

Aroma, quite a bit of raspberry dominates. Just a little dark chocolate and toasted malt behind.

Taste, Some raspberry up front. Turns to much nicer roast malt and layered chocolates. Heavy cocoa and just a little fruit in the fairly dry finish.

Body is not the most robust, but it is just a regular porter. Still the weakest part. A little thin and more watery. Drinks quite easily though, the raspberry is not overpowering.

Not sure what the barrel did, but it's a nice porter effort. Like most other barrel aged smaller beers, it never seems to impart much. Reminds me a bit of some things Wedge or Assclown have done.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 02:59:00 | More by Bung
Mistletoe from Howard Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.