budweiserblows (35) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I feel like the boys at Highland tried to carry this beer a little too far. It’s on the verge of being a great stout, but they must have added an extra scoop or two of grains. The result is a full-bodied beer with, sadly, a slightly chalky undertaste.
TXBadger (2563) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown color with khaki colored head. Roasted malt, chocolate, and some caramel sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a lot of roasted malt flavors. A solid stout.
weitz15 (542) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick oily pour with a medium creamy tan head. Robust roasted malts accompanied by a medium toffee flavor. The aroma just isn’t there to match the flavors in this brew. Overall, enjoyable roasted stout.
solidfunk (7695) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light roast and some coffee and light cream. Some caramel. Decent tangy finish. Decent balance. Bottle.
partchapol (96) - Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of good Highland beers. Smell of chocolate, coffee. Taste of bitter stout, cofee, dark, medium body, somewhat slimy texture. Good one.
RobJoyner (1) - Alabama, USA - JUL 15, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A hearty stout, with notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee. Full, rich. Great in summer or winter. Goes well with just about any meal or solo.
CraftBeerNick (1955) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Findleys Bar, Nashville, 10th July 16. Pours black, little head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, smoke. Taste is rich, dark chocolate, coffee, slightly smokey. Palate is slightly thin. Good overall
Bufordbrewer (37) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Outer Banks grocery. Chocolate, roasted coffee flavor. Very little bitterness aftertaste. Medium body, one quarter inch tan head with a little lacing. Very pleasant and drinkable stout, one of their better offerings.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice jet black color, with a creamy reddish brown head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and smoke. Flavor is a nice blend of coffee and chocolate with a nice bitter smoke aftertaste.
DarkSong (357) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours black with a small tan quickly fading head. It has a strong chocolate and roasted aroma. It has a thin body and tastes of chocolate,coffee and has a nice roasted flavor. I enjoyed this beer & am glad that I bought it.
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOD 12/1/15. Pours black. Outstanding head volume and lacing, world class retention.
Light nose of roast and chocolate.
Light body that is water like. Slightly below standard carbonation level with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a lackluster finish.
The flavor profile is good. It lacks intensity (think stout lite...very lite) but is well balanced. The flavor is pretty much one dimensional and lacks complexity. It begins with a blend of light roast and chocolate. The middle adds a touch of hops but very little bitterness. The finish is a slow fade of the middle.