Mountain Man Strong Ale | The Front Brewing Company

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GeezLynn on 01-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
7.51%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of archyquaffer
3.04/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the open top pint can into a schooner glass. A pretty aggressive pour produces about a half inch of tan colored head that dissipates quickly but leaves a solid ring and islands of lace. The beer is a fairly dark yellowish-brown and appears to have light carbonation.

The aroma hints strongly at a molasses-like maltiness within. This is confirmed on the tongue, along with some dark fruit notes, a hint of Beech Nut chewing tobacco, and some breadiness. The mouth feel is fairly light considering the malty flavors. Bitterness is almost wholly lacking, leaving an overly sweet aftertaste that wears on the palate after awhile.

This is a decent Scotch ale I suppose, but I find it hard to drink more than one. It is overly sweet even for this style and could use some bitterness to balance.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark brown with reddish highlights. Not a big head of foam but it is long lasting.

Fruity spicy malty nose. Leans towards the sweet side; better for me as I am tough on the style and any hint of peat would be a major negative.

Mildly sweet, fruity, right taste of grain, nice.

Good mouthfeel.

An easily approachable Scotch Ale for me. Nothing overboard.

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Photo of AndyMueller
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RenzoD
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Trappers Saloon in Eureka, Montana. Asked for the darkest local beer on tap and they brought me this. I was very pleasantly surprised. Seems to be a decent amount of scotch ales in Montana. This one is very tasty.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grizzbar
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergorrilla
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaphog
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IDABEERGUY
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of butters_mcgee
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TetonMike
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sporklift87
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_B
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gatheredwaters
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can marked 040815 at 42 degrees into shaker
From a trade with @JayWhitson
Aroma of malt
Head small (< two cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy, diminishing to a two mm ring and layer
Lacing good – complete ring of tiny to small bubbles
Body very dark amber, clear
Flavor moderately sweet and malty; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, syrupy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.75, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.75

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Photo of GeezLynn
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Fusion in Helena.
Nice appearance - cloudy brown with a well-retained white head. Smell was a bit muted by the extremely cold temp the beer was served at, but it leaned very malty, with caramel and light fruity yeast. Flavor matched - rich caramel malts with a hint of roastiness. Slightly sweet but balanced with light English(?) hops. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and slightly dry with modest carbonation.

Enjoyed my first beer from The Front and will look for more from them in the future.

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Photo of casapy
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Straight from the can, top peeled right off!

A: Actually I poured some out to get a look. Pours a dark amber, mahogany color with a tan colored head, low carbonation, no head retention, not much head on the pour.

A: Very malty, peat, smokey aroma, toffee, spice, no alcohol on the nose, pretty straightforward.

T: Spice, malts, hint of peat and smoke, lingering toffee flavor, smooth, easy drinking.

M: Less than medium body but not light bodied, good amount of carbonation, semi-dry finish.

O: A middle of the road scotch ale/wee heavy, not impressive, but a solid offering, could use some more flavor but I would probably pick this up occasionally as an alternative to a stout during winter.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a fizzy, thin head. Not even thick enough to measure. No lacing left behind. Barley, wheat, plum, molasses, and caramel notes in the aroma. Plum, caramel, molasses, and wheat make up a thick, dark flavor profile. Mouth feel is grainy, with some carbonation abrasiveness. While it feels a little thin at the start while it's cold, it thickens up to a medium-thick consistency. Overall, a tasty beer with lots of dark complexity, while still being drinkable. Mouth feel is a little different.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of jera1350
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mountain Man Strong Ale from The Front Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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