Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of SpringsLicker. Pours a hazy amber with a small, off-white head. Odd, spicy nose. Medium body, caramellish with quite some spices. Somewhat bitter. 150313
Rasmus40 (10577) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting.Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 150313
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brewvival. Hazy amber color, medium tan head. Aroma of lightly spiced vanilla. Taste is vanilla, caramel, butterscotch. Decent.
jbruner (2135) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper on tap with thin tan head and good lacing. Aroma of caramel and toffee malts with and a hint of spice. Taste follows, clean finish, spice kind of falls off quick. One of the better highland beers I have had.
davey101 (647) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber into a DFH signature glass. Thanks to sommersb.
A - Pours a clear dark red body. Very attractive off white head with large bubbles. Nice lacing and retention.
S - Light toffee and bready malts, nutty with a touch of fruit and spice. A bit muddled but quite nice for a winter warmer.
T - Clean caramel and bready malts with some faint spices and berries. Nice combination of flavors.
M - Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Highly drinkable.
O - Not generally a style I go after, but this was a very well made beer. I noticed it has hazelnut, raspberry, and cranberry extracts as well as cinnamon and vanilla listed on the ingredient list. Its a bit hard to discern each ingredient but they do work together to produce a nice taste of winter.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap, dark amber color with white foam, aroma is malty vanilla with cinnamon cake, flavor is spiced cake, caramel, vanilla icing, nice finish
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap. Pours a ruby brown. Aroma was vanilla. Dark fruit and nutty malt. Taste followed. Balanced with a nice bitterness. Aftertaste was Dr Pepper! Wife fell in love.
Emeister84 (857) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of hazelnut, caramel, bread, dried berries, and vanilla. Clear ruby, off-white head, low retention. Lightly sweet, with flavors of cream soda, and some charred, earthy bitterness. Medium body, good carbonation, medium finish with bready malts and some hop bitterness.
EarsBeersBears (1) - 55, Alabama, USA - JAN 9, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Visually, Cold Mountain appears ordinary and very much like the Winter Warmers you have come to know and expect. Pour yields a healthy head (but then again most beers do if you know how to pour) which holds onto itself for most of the rise. Crystallized sugars lace the empty glass (which empties itself rather quickly). Taste is extraordinary. What makes it extraordinary is the undeniable and strangely welcomed flavor of marshmallow. This is new to me, and I find myself craving the next sip like a crackheads chomps for the next hit. The name too, so enticing. Cold Mountain. God damn. So sad that I can’t get this in NY, but so glad my neighbor has given me a few each year over these past few passings. A real winner (he is too) here.
craftycarl21 (2202) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Jon for this one! Amber pour, small bubbly white head. Nose and flavor bring definite sweetness to the fore, with marshmallow, vanilla, butterscotch, and graham cracker, but also a very nice drinkable light palate. Interesting and fairly unique, sort of like a Christmas cream ale, perhaps along the lines of some of the Anchor OSAs. Pretty all right!