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Mountain Goat Double Hightail Ale

Formerly brewed at Mountain Goat Beer (Asahi)
Style: English Strong Ale
Richmond, Victoria, Australia


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
We first brewed this to commemorate our 10th birthday in Oct’ 07, so, now that we’re 11 and a quarter years old, we’d thought we’d bring it back. The idea was to make a Hightail, but with the volume turned up. A more intense Hightail experience. It’s rich, full and malty. There’s strong but balanced bitterness and it comes in at 6.8% alc/vol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3315) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2010
Bottle, label says 7.2% ABV. Cloudy copper with a large light beige head. Lots of tiny bubbles. Powerful aroma of grapefruit, flowers, ripe nectarines, pine, toffee, earth. Somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Lots of rich toffee overshadows the pears, dried fruit and nectarines and is followed by piney bitterness. It’s quite bitter, but not so much so as to quite dry out the finish. There’s a bit of alcohol burn there too. Second sedimenty pour softened the plain richness of the toffee a bit. Given what I like about normal Hightail is the lightness and liveliness of the texture I was a bit surprised how much I liked this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2010
Good head above medium ibu rich dark amber pour aroma tropical citrus fruit caramel floral notes flavor passionfruit smooth bitter grapefruit caramel nutty taste sweet and bitter taste on a par in this ale finish citrus flavours passionfruit sweet malt bitter aftertaste not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1733) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2008
Sweet hop caramel hop aroma. Murky red brown colour with great head and lacing. Sweet malt caramel hop flavour. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2011
Pours a deep burnt copper colour with a small off white head. Quickly dissapears and leaves some very good lacing. Nice nose on it. A mix of floral hops, grapefruit, and a nice roasted caramel malt backdrop. Has a good mouthfeel. Floral hops with a big toffee flavour throughout. Has a fairly nice malt backbone. Pretty decent overrall, although when I have an outstanding beer i usually have a feeling of completion and this doesn’t quite do it for me. Was still fairly happy with it considering their hightail is pretty average

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with decent cream coloured head. Big sweet malty aromas of caramel and light toffee. Some resiny hops coming through in support. Flavours are overall quite sweet with the hop bitterness only kicking in on the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Slightly out of balance but a nice beer all the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2010
on tap at the brewery, wow and wow, this beer was really pushing the boundries of the original beer, but not totally succesful. although i enjoyed this beer i could drink a heap of them, and thats a big thing for me to say...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
gerod42 (7) - Melbourne, Arizona, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2007 does not count
This Copper Colored Brew is a great blend of a pale ale and a bock. Great Beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2009
Was hoping to try this at the brewery after the brewery tour but they didn’t have it so popped back to the Taphouse to try it. Amber body with a creamy head. Malty aroma, hints of raisins and alcohol in the taste but a little chewy. Thought this was good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2010
Bottle. As "Rare Breed Double Hightail" 7.2%. Pours slightly hazy coppery orange with a creamy beige head that lasts. Aroma is quite malty, fruity, sweet and spicy, with hints of toffee, orange, apricot, grapefruit, yeast and ginger. Flavour is similar but with more fruit including passionfruit, grape, cantaloupe and apple. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a lingering sweet, slightly spicy finish. Fairly nice in small amounts but is quite rich and by the end of a 650ml bottle, it starts to get a bit heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snuffla (157) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 14, 2011
Peachy hop notes with a toffee backbone and a little hint of something alcoholic on the nose, maybe a smidge of speyside malt. Biscuit gives way to some big liquorice flavours to taste and some more poached peach to finish. Maybe a little bit thin for the alcohol, but a nice brisk more-ish-ness that keeps you sipping.

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