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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

552 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 68
Gots: 48 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
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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hoerr

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-06-2013 02:32:41 | More by hoerr
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FriedSlug

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-05-2013 02:24:37 | More by FriedSlug
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mecmd

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-04-2013 02:23:29 | More by mecmd
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-03-2013 23:17:58 | More by brauseboof
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VinceMig

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-02-2013 17:19:06 | More by VinceMig
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-01-2013 20:01:22 | More by Morey
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-01-2013 16:18:00 | More by tommyguz
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ThirstyHrothgar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-01-2013 14:47:55 | More by ThirstyHrothgar
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BeerBeast

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-01-2013 02:36:13 | More by BeerBeast
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-01-2013 02:30:44 | More by CuriousMonk
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inspektor

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-30-2013 19:51:19 | More by inspektor
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-30-2013 04:37:05 | More by hellhammermario
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tjcamm

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-30-2013 02:34:58 | More by tjcamm
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mte1972

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

11-29-2013 01:55:17 | More by mte1972
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-28-2013 23:36:20 | More by LooseMoose1978
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bcostner1

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-28-2013 21:13:55 | More by bcostner1
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manyghosts

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-27-2013 15:51:26 | More by manyghosts
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ejohnson654

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-27-2013 00:00:33 | More by ejohnson654
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LancetherealLeader

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-26-2013 01:42:54 | More by LancetherealLeader
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ZEB89

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-25-2013 05:14:08 | More by ZEB89
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NastyNate11

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-25-2013 03:54:18 | More by NastyNate11
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cbgoods

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-25-2013 00:22:42 | More by cbgoods
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-23-2013 15:39:27 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-22-2013 03:15:32 | More by RochefortChris
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ChuckWagon

North Carolina

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.