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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Highland’s most robust beer, having a very malty body with a large, roasted chocolate flavor. It is black in color with a very clean finish and a moderate hop flavor.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
Old rating. Dark brown pour. Coffee, roast, chocolate, vanilla, bitter finish. Slightly dry. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2691) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Burnt, roasty, malty aromas. Roasty, charred, slight chalk, malty, slight coffee flavors. I was expecting a little more coffee in this beer. Overall, solid, full bodied dark beer. Nothing specifically stands out, but its an enjoyable stout.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
This is a very dark beer that is good on cold nights. Has a distinct coffee taste. Good aroma and a creamy head. Nice palate with great overall taste. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeersweden (370) - SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
Black, clear beer with a one finger high, beige-brown head. Nose: Coffee, tobacco, roasted malt, dark chocolate, malt and dried fruit. Taste: Coffe beans, red berries, dark chocolate, roasted malt and hay. Body: Medium to full body with light carbonation. Great stout!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aggiebob (339) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle poured into pint glass - dark black with a finger of a tan frothy head. Strong coffee and chocolate malt aromas. The taste starts out bitter (roasted coffee) and balances with a sweeter hint of dark chocolate. More a porter than a stout, but overall very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3992) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
5% petite bouteille noire ou brune difficile de voir dans un verre en carton je suis à l’hôtel donc j’utilise ce que j’ai sous la main je regarde et je vois une mousse bien montée avec tout de même des traces sur la paroi du verre je plonge mon nez dans la marée foncée et je sens que ce porter est un porter qui sent le café mocha et le chocolat et je me dis que les arômes sont biens alors je porte la coupe à mes lèvres et je savoure une bière bien rôtie aux accents de café et de grains grillés intensifs avec du chocolat très amer alors que le corps est moyen et la texture crémeuse avec un pétillement adéquat ou et formaté selon le style la finale se joue quand a elle sur une amertume de bon calibre assez café et très rôtie amère un peu chocolatée avec une touche de cendre en fait un arrière-goût large et d’assez longue durée voilà je suis fatigué j’espère pouvoir dormir profondément ce soir les foutues chambres d’hôtel vive mon lit lundi je vais l’apprécier autant que cette bière

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2014
A decent stout highland chocolatey and smokey start with a slight bitter finish. Similar to an oatmeal stout. Pours deep brown in cmy mor with a tan head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DinVT (22) - Vermont, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Some stouts have too much coffee and some have too much chocolate. This has just the right dose of both (meaning slight and balanced instead of overwhelming). Beautiful lacing in a pint glass here at a fake Irish pub outside of Nashville. Not a nitro for smooth carbonation - that would have made it 100.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Aroma is cocoa and vanilla. Taste is milky creamy and rich. Cocoa chocolate and silky. Delicious beer. Deserves the high ratings it has. 12oz bottle at Cedrics at the Biltmore house

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4310) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate, light roast, faint espresso, light earthiness, and faint dark fruit notes. Flavor is dry roast malts, cocoa, light hops, milk chocolate sweetness, and faint bitterness; creamy with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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