We saved our bottle of Cold Mountain until we were stuck inside because of snow (NC pretty much shuts down at the mention of snow in the forecast). I will not lie, I wasn’t expecting much. I knew it was a popular beer, but I don’t necessarily always enjoy the hyped up beers. At 5.9% this was also a lower abv than either one of us typically sip on. Winter ale’s don’t tend to be our thing either, but it was overall a well done beer. If it were less pricey I would buy whenever I had the chance.
It poured a dark amber with a large amount of beige foam. There is quite a bit of spices in this including caramel, hazelnut, vanilla, cinnamon and fruit notes as well. It’s lightly hopped with cascade and mount hood hops and quite a bit of malt flavors. Overall it’s a nice winter warmer with a medium body and carbonation and a lower abv so it’s easy to drink a couple of pints.