Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale | Highland Brewing

Highland Cold Mountain Winter AleHighland Cold Mountain Winter Ale
BA SCORE
4.01/5
780 Ratings
Highland Cold Mountain Winter AleHighland Cold Mountain Winter Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States
highlandbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RBorsato on 11-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,545
Reviews:
318
Ratings:
780
pDev:
13.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
164
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 780 |  Reviews: 318
Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MGoeltz
4.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vabeerguy
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EEscobar
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ljhager
4.66/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very creamy feel with vanilla aroma. Always drink this brew when available.

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Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.74/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 22 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice winter ale pours a clear reddish tinged amber with a nice head of off white foam that settles to a THICK big bubbled ring, thick layer, and very nice lacing. Nose of light cinnamon spice, light toffee and caramel, light vanilla, and subtle bittering hops. Flavors exceed the nose with caramel and vanilla on the front and sides, light citrus notes on the middle of orange and cinnamon, and herbal hops rounding out the back. Overall a nice winter ale with good carbonation for easy session-ability and a light bitter hops aftertaste---only detraction is this is a touch watery, but still solid for the style.

Cheers

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Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ONUMello
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle dated 10/27/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Reddish brown with a one-finger head
S: Caramel, roasted malts, baking spice
T: Tons of vanilla up front, some caramel on the midpalate then a malty finish. Each is a bit simple/unidirectional on their own but it makes a nice journey start to finish (if that makes any sense)
M: Medium-bodied, a touch sweet
O: This is a tasty winter ale. I can only imagine drinking it in the midst of baking Christmas cookies

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Photo of Dunkelganger4
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of notme80
3.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ok. Not anything too exciting

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDominator
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.76/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Cbhoagland
4.63/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeersAndBears
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bongobeer
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jakl15
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steve_Trick
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Volsdawg10
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Littlefrank
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bsanderson323
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Moose88
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 780 ratings
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