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.
Bufordbrewer (35) - 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 (4888) - 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 (351) - 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 (641) - 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.
OrthoDoc (119) - South Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewery:
Chocolate and coffee on the nose and taste. A little more flavor than the porter but lower abv so mouthfeel is thinner. Not as much flavor or as complex. I prefer the porter.
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fiveacestx (908) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - jet black with an average head, malty, a taste of ash, burnt toast and coffee. A little thin.
sirzekel (45) - Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black! Easy on the palate. Doesn't have a strong aftertaste. Good Highland beer.
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lobosaintori (89) - - NOV 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a thick black topped off with a thick tan head, truly the way a beer should look to me. Aroma is of fresh brewed slow roasted coffee. Taste is of mocha and chocolates with a slight touch of cloves. thick but not too heavy, finishes smoothly.
BlackBeerPG (245) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste of black patent malts, dry coffee notes with some roasted chocolate, toffee.
Black and opaque. Roasted coffee bean aroma.
Full body. Big foamy cocoa colored head.
glennmastrange (2588) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt aromas of toasted cereal, moderate herbs for the hops, light earth for the yeast, with background notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Head is small, frothy light brown with spotty lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear very dark brown. Flavor starts faintly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a lively carbonation. A tasty easy drinking Stout