Mountain Man Strong Ale | The Front Brewing Company

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Mountain Man Strong AleMountain Man Strong Ale
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3.95/5
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54 Ratings
Mountain Man Strong AleMountain Man Strong Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Front Brewing Company
Montana, United States
thefrontbrewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Winter

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Added by GeezLynn on 01-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,760
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
54
pDev:
7.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Vylo
4.9/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Trimmers
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SamuelMiller
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrsqc7
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

quality brew fit for winter fall spring summer crankin my bands demo on a boombox at the beach; quality smoke flavor winston red 100 same length filter longer cigarette than regular cigarette easy open box unfiltered lucky strike sophisticated fancy western shirt work boots 90s war metal booming from big block chevy; running subaru west divide trash cold smoke hippie off road; broke my right index finger for the third time in two years at hardcore show in kansas city

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Photo of papat444
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A vigorous pour leave not much lacing or head. Thankfully, the rest is very good. Hints of smoke and BBQ with a very chewy caramel flavor. Really good stuff!

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Photo of benloho
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OrphanAnnie
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not as full flavor wise as it should be, it's nice and thick though

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4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a one finger head of just off white-foam. The head has a lighter level of retention, fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a roasted smell mixed with some sweeter aromas of a toffee and caramel smell. A very light coffee and chocolate smell are there as well, giving a nice darker and sweet smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter caramel and molasses flavor mixed with a bit of roasted malt taste. These flavors create a strong base taste for the beer and remain throughout the entirety of the taste. A little bit of a chocolate and some nice darker fruit flavors of raisin and fig come to the tongue as the taste advances to the end, producing a very sweet but pleasant taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the sweet and dark flavors of the brew the feel is fantastic; coating the tongue in all the rich flavors.

Overall – A sweet and roasty beer pretty much sums it up. A good brown ale to give a try to if you get a chance.

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3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

so i heard a radio spot for this beer that had to be 30 seconds long when driving around billings. it was the voice of a young woman, who enthusiastically told me about the hint of smoke in the finish, the regal full bodied amber base, the scotch ale authenticity, and the local pride that goes into it. by the end of the add, it felt like i had to have one, and i luckily found one on tap not too long after. it is indeed a solid scotch ale, full bodied, sweet enough, and packing a cool nutty and dried fruit middle like a hearty trail mix. i missed the hint of smoke at the end, but i definitely pick up on honey and molasses, which are the extra fermentables in here. the molasses is a really nice touch for the style, fits it perfectly. lots of body too, it simply feels like autumn in a glass, and i really dig that. im not so sure i did the politics though, if there are any here. cold smoke is the long standing scotch ale of western montana, and this seems like an attempt to stage a coup to me, but i am not from the area, and can only speculate. the beers are fortunately not very similar despite being in the same genre, so they should be able to coexist. overall a really solid beer, that with some more carbonation would really score well. sessionable too for its size, three or four of these would be well within the comfort zone.

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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Mountain Man Strong Ale from The Front Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 54 ratings
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