RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Our ever-changing spiced winter seasonal. A tasty brew that complements all your holiday festivities. It is typically malty in body, lightly hopped, and rounded out with spices that we vary from year to year.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22574) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Draft at Brewvival. Hazy amber color, medium tan head. Aroma of lightly spiced vanilla. Taste is vanilla, caramel, butterscotch. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4380) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6522) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
on tap, dark amber color with white foam, aroma is malty vanilla with cinnamon cake, flavor is spiced cake, caramel, vanilla icing, nice finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (2285) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EarsBeersBears (1) - 55, Alabama, USA - JAN 9, 2013 does not count
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 cant 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2013
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012
For me, best winter beer around. Vanilla and other spices somehow makes me think of peanut butter (doesnt sound great for a beer but is)! No non RIS Id rather have a 6 pack of in the winter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Clear copper color. Spicy aroma and flavor. Very sweet and malty with a moderately spicy backbone.

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