Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale - Highland Brewing
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3.4/5 rDev -15.4%
Since I had my first Cold Mountain four years ago, I've looked forward to the release date. But every year, it seems like the quality slips a little, and this year (2013 - the beer was released just last Thursday) the slippage seems to have been a little more extreme.
Specifically, the intake of the beer was fine but the finish was abrupt and left a metallic after-taste. I thought maybe I was having an off day (happens) but a few other folks I've talked to since felt the same way. Like it could use some more time, or maybe something wasn't quite right with the recipe or batch. It was almost like the vanilla was short, or an inferior grade.
That said, it's still drinkable, but not quite as good as I remember it or hoped this year's would be. Maybe some time will help it out, or maybe not.
Your mileage may vary.
11-20-2013 19:54:33 | More by ChuckWagon
Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale from Highland Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.