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Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale - Highland Brewing

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Highland Cold Mountain Winter AleHighland Cold Mountain Winter Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

608 Ratings
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Ratings: 608
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 76
Gots: 67 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RBorsato on 11-25-2002)
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

IrishColonial, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of Axnjxn
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

rereview 12oz bottle into a FW tulip. 10/30/13 bottling date consumed 3 weeks later.

Pours a dark amber color with a nice inch thick head. Aroma is almost nonexistent...maybe a tad of caramel? not much at all. The taste is quite different though...a bit sweet with a good amount of caramel and toffee flavors that linger on the palate for quite awhile. Biggest thing about this beer is its drinkability...you could drink it all day and in a hurry... almost light bodied with mild carbonation.

Overall this is an old favorite among North Carolinian's and honestly shouldnt get such high marks nowadays. Its still good, just not amazing.

Axnjxn, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of buschbeer
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle
Served in a perfect pint

A - It is copper colored with amber highlights. I think it had an inch of tan head. It was gone so quick that I missed it.

S - I was surprised to get a noseful of chocolate and caramel. It smells like a candy bar.

T - The taste matches the smell with intensity and ingredients.

M - Medium

O - This beer tasted nothing like I expected. I expected the typical nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, etc. It is loaded with intense chocolate and caramel. I'm surprised how flavorful this beer is considering it's a winter warmer and this is June. I would drink the shit out of this each winter if I were in the distribution area.

buschbeer, Jun 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

NCBeernut, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a clear rusty amber with almost no head. The nose is a tremendous caramel and a slight woodiness (maple). The taste is just as sweet with almost no spice and almost no carbonation after sitting a few minutes. There is almost no alcohol present either. Overall it's an interesting beer to have mid summer, but it's not too bad.

ThePorterSorter, May 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

sliverX, May 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Hanzo, May 25, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear, dark copper with carbonation. A one-inch creamy manila head lasts a while leaving a fine coating of lace.

There is lots of caramel malt with sweet tea and brown sugar. Warming brings out cocoa. More warming intensifies cocoa.

This one is very similar to sweet tea on entry, powdered hot chocolate mix immediately follows. The finish is short and modest.

A medium body with soft, prickly carbonation and no alcohol. This one has light astringency and a smooth texture.

This is a good beer for a cool afternoon. Have a couple while relaxing.

This one is far better if allowed to warm!

SLeffler27, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Brewsed, Apr 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Cane4Beer, Apr 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Falcone, Apr 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

ChrisTHE, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

EmilySanders, Mar 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

beerFool28607, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

LJWalker, Mar 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

Lob, Mar 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

twowheelssoar, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

greencovesteve, Feb 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

superspak, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of BeerDawgs
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 22oz bottle, picked up after enjoying it on cask at a festival

A - A dark amber/copper color, with some clarity. 1 finger of head, nice sticky lacing on the glass

S - Spices, and malt character. A little light on the aroma front.

T - Caramel and vanilla spices. Low hop character. Very smooth though. Enjoyable.

M - Light bodied and fairly light carbonated.

O - An enjoyable winter warmer on a cold rainy day

BeerDawgs, Feb 19, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50.4%

JohnnyMc, Feb 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

AndyTaylor, Feb 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

lommym, Feb 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Hopman1985, Feb 12, 2012
Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale from Highland Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 608 ratings.