awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like this beer a lot. Itís nice to look at, smooth, good balance between malt and hops, and highly drinkable.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into shaker glass. Deep amber/ red color with a small tan head that almost completely diminishes. Decent lacing on the glass. Hop aroma pervasive throughout the nosing. Medium body with a pleasant lingering hop finish. Not bad, but Highland makes other better beers than this.
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really nice amber. Poured in a chilled glass by the idiot Mellow Mushroom crew, but very tasty. Good malt with some interesting spice that I canít put my finger on.
reedcd2 (47) - USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color with a decent tawny head. Taste is a little musky coffee with some definite caramels. I enjoy a good amber, but would recommend the Oatmeal Porter over this beer
Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber colour. Caramelly, earthy aroma with light esters. Chewy caramel malts. Thatís about it, really. Fairly earthy but really simple beer.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a deep amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of caramel and mild hops. Flavor of malt, caramel, and mild hops.
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light coffee odor, sweet nutty taste, mild but good hops, finishes quickly with a light bitter aftertaste. Good palate, slick. Not much head, but a nice reddish color. A good six-pack beer, Iíd say.
PorterPounder (6713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Jax Wine and Beer, Atlanta, Ga - 12 oz bottle. Dark orange to medium copper pour with a thin white head. Sweet, home-brew type aroma - smells similar to Kids vitamins. Flavor is artificially sweet with some sweet brown sugar candy notes, a touch of molasses and maple syrup. Mouthfeel is slighlty sticky, but not in the best way. Donít go out of your way for this one.
beerbuff (9) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very fine American ale. I would love to try it on draft. Very flavorful, medium hoppy with a clean finish. Every fridge in the Carolinaís should have one in it!
bikerunbeerman (8) - Grinch Mountain, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in Asheville, NC. Nice deep red/amber color. Very nice mix of malt and hops. Subtle hint of fruit, not too sweet and the finish is smooth and very refreshing. This is a very nice brew. Keep up the great work Highlands!