Against the Grain / Holy Mountain Ashes To Mashes, Nuts To Butts


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Amber Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels. Typically it’s the last thing you’ll hear before you’re covered with dirt. All the nuts in the world can’t buy you an eternal life. So live in the moment!. For just that reason, our friends from Holy Mountain Brewing cam all the way from Seattle, Washington to brew and thus was born Ashes to Mashes, Nuts to Butts! It’s brewed with malt smoked form foraged black walnuts and aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. So get it now or get it never.

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3.8
Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2017
22 ounce bottle
Barrel aging amber ales rarely works out yet once again Against the Grain, in conjunction with another brewer, manages to make it work. It is not one to sit on too long however. Fortunately they've probably got another dozen gems to replace it by the time I get this out of the backlog.

Aroma / Appearance - A rosy red base traps the continuous stream of carbonation. Cigarette butts, creamy vanilla, and honey smell like the dregs of an ash tray poured into a well produced cream ale.

Flavor / Palate - Smoked honey, sweet tea, and cream soda manage to fill the palate with a fluid core that is never overwhelmed by the time spent in barrels. From start to finish it maintains a smooth restraint. Based on this I would love to get my hands on a few of Holy Mountain's regular beers to see what their approach to brewing is.

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Patrickctenchi (6731) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2017
Bottle: Nearly clear amber with a large, light beige head. Very light bourbon, wood smoke, caramel malt and honey flavour. Just a hint of bourbon.....more like the effect off a glass served neat..... Really enjoyed this one!....light, and well-balanced.

3.4
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Tap. Amber with one finger head. Wowza. Big flavors. Moderate bourbon, smoky bacon, caramel and brown sugar. Nothing subtle about any of it. Not my thing, but pretty interesting.

3.5
BREWMUSKCLES (2743) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2017 Rot gut whiskey and smoke with wood and harshness and also a good bit of mellowness with a certain nut and sweetness. Murky orange hued strong for 6.0 and done before. A sipper and not beery nor amber like. Though good strong body and flavor always counts.

3.5
mansquito (6900) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Proletariat, NYC bottle pours amber with beige head. Aroma is smoky, slight burnt sugar, no nuts as advertised. Taste is smoky and quite malty. Good smoked but lacking the intent.

3.9
shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Draft. Sour milk, honey, smoked malt, and hay aroma. Cloudy amber with small off white head. Moderately sweet honey, smoky caramel malt, and mildly bitter hay/quinine flavor. Honey in finish. Good body. Nice balance of sweet, smoke and bitter.


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