hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Black ale with a mid-sized, rocky, lightly tanned head. Lots of roasted malts and chocolate notes in the nose. Lightly sweet, mocha flavor. Medium-bodied with a skim milk mouthfeel and faint carbonation. Chocolaty, coffee finish. Appropriately named. Kudos to TURDFERGUSON for floating the bottle my way!
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful stuff. Tasted side by side with The Abyss (deschutes)... and I liked both equally. Chocolate, toffee, nice touch of hops, beautiful deep dark color... great beer.
EithCubes (5616) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate and mocha nose, light aromatic hops. Lightly sweet. Ruby-pitch pour with a thick dense light brown head. Dry, tangy taste, lots of roast and slight bitterness and sourness. Wood and chocolate. Medium body, very dry aftertaste. Love the woody sourness, excellent effort!
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown/black with just a tinge of red against light. The aroma is mostly sweet chocolate and coffee. The flavor seems almost a bit restrained, a bit of coffee and chocolate, and a mildly hoppy finish.
TURDFERGUSON (4045) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Whole Foods in Chapel Hill. Crimson black with a bubbly tan head. Nose is lightly roasted malt. Flavor is simple, but smooth and tasty. Coffee grounds, chocolate, and a little hop astringency on the palate. Again, not a show stopper but a pleasent, easy drinking stout. Highland makes good, quality beers and the people that work there are good, quality people. Good, quality, word.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. Great looking stout, nothing special going on in the nose. Thin mouthfeel of coffee (flavor) & dark choc. Mostly malts, w/ very little hops going on. WHY can’t I fing this in SC??
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewery, July 2006. Not a lot of notes on this as drinking it while walking round the brewery is not ideal for tasting. Very dark brown, not quite black. Plenty of flavour here. Creamy coffee, milk chocolate, burnt malt and, in the US style, a fair amount of tangy citric background hop. Not the biggest stout around, but pretty damn decent.
emacgee (4598) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: dark with minimal light penetration. Head: thin and tan. Aroma: roasted, sweet, chocolate, caramel, hop citrus. Flavor: roasted, sweet, some hop flavor, no bitterness, well balanced. Palate: very smooth and full. Finish: very smooth
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body, tan head. Very roasty aroma, black patent malt with coffee. Taste like a more refined version of Bells Java Stout.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black body with a creamy light brown head.mocha.coffe,chocolate,and roasted malts are the sum of these parts.palate has a milky finish.