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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
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548 Ratings
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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 69
Gots: 46 | FT: 2
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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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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ranked #7 in the Winter Warmer category. What the hell is Winter Warmer anyway? I'm thinking it's an alcohol infused cola.

Served in an Olde Hickory glass.

A: Poured a crap-brown color, infinitely cloudy, and without much of a head at all.

S: "Kinda cool" - Bill Cosby. Coca-Cola with added malt. Digging it.

T: Infinitely drinkable, not ale-like in any way, and malty.

M: Carbonationally excellent, no lacing left on the glass. Hell, it still reminded me of Cola.

O: The fact that this one is at the top of its style class in the Winter Warmer category doesn't surprise me.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 06:28:01 | More by Chaney
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baj

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

08-18-2013 02:37:41 | More by baj
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-17-2013 22:50:49 | More by Kelp
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-10-2013 01:03:31 | More by kristougher
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Radiosox

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-02-2013 23:25:32 | More by Radiosox
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-22-2013 21:56:58 | More by WOLFGANG
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

07-21-2013 14:46:07 | More by mwbrady12
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-21-2013 04:14:22 | More by bmjivi221
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will49wv

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

07-17-2013 12:57:43 | More by will49wv
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eargle

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-11-2013 19:16:21 | More by eargle
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-08-2013 02:11:11 | More by pathman
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a translucent red with high visible carbonation and a small off white head. Smells of dark roast grain dominated by caramel. Tastes of slight chocolate and coffee but with a little hop bite. Nice grain balance. Beer is medium bodied and goes down smooth. Overall an above average beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 00:51:10 | More by cyclonece09
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-22-2013 23:36:38 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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FIN

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-07-2013 18:06:18 | More by FIN
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shagens

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

05-29-2013 12:47:46 | More by shagens
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-18-2013 22:23:09 | More by Photekut
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

05-17-2013 01:26:03 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- pours dark copper color with a two-finger light creamy head, good retention after pour, a bit of lace

S- dried cranberry, vanilla bean, hazelnut, sweet raspberry fruit, sweet caramel malt. Aromas are pronounced and inviting, very nice

T- so many flavors going on; vanilla, berries, hazelnut, dried cranberry with a raspberry tartness, the finish is balanced by sweet caramel malt. By far one of the most complex winter Warner's I've had.

M- medium body, low carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, velvety smooth finish

O- most Winter Warmers seem to taste the same for the most part, but this one sets itself apart from all of the other typical flavors of the style. The flavors are more complex and are reminiscent of the season. I'd gladly purchase this again and again.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 16:48:06 | More by Treyliff
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Bluecane

New York

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

04-21-2013 06:57:36 | More by Bluecane
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marley2112

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-09-2013 02:23:11 | More by marley2112
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-08-2013 02:39:39 | More by mendvicdog
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-07-2013 17:40:33 | More by oriolesfan4
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Beerstorian

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-07-2013 00:14:34 | More by Beerstorian
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-06-2013 20:08:54 | More by AngusOg
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DruRho

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-06-2013 20:04:10 | More by DruRho
Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale from Highland Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.