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. blutt59 (6579) - 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 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. Emeister84 (2580) - 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. 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 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 (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! 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 (doesn’t sound great for a beer but is)! No non RIS I’d rather have a 6 pack of in the winter. demmbonz (784) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Clear copper color. Spicy aroma and flavor. Very sweet and malty with a moderately spicy backbone. LiMuBai (227) - - DEC 21, 2012
Thin foamy hear, with light lacing. Spicy aroma. Taste of caramel and vanilla. Sweet palate. Great local Asheville brew AdamChandler (5177) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2012 Vintage. Bomber. Thanks Secret Santa.
A - Poured a 3 finger fluffy white head that faded slowly leaving great lacing. sort of an amber ale looking beer.
S - I smells sugar and spices. Lots of nutmeg and a hint of maltiness
T - Taste is very sweet. Lots of brown sugar and nice essence of cloves and wintery Christmas spices. Finish is malty and bland.
M - light body and medium carb
O - This is a very drinkable beer. It’s a bit too sweet but solidly drinkable.