darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice malty aroma. Pours amber with very little head. Leaves a little lacing. Very good smooth malty flavor. Nice hop finish. Bitterness linger on back of tongue. Very drinkable. A very good amber ale.
Lutz2jm (95) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of a bottle. Great go to beer that is easy drinking and flavorful. It's hard to go wrong with any beer from highland.
jeffhobo (94) - Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper color with a nice red tint. Creamy off white head that holds nicely. Smell of bicuits and caramel with maybe a hint of figs. Taste is very malty but somehow manages to avoid being cloying. Finishes stong with some wood notes that hang around in a pleasant aftertaste.
LuckyDog (93) - - JUL 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nicely balanced beer from Asheville’s largest brewery. Excellent balance. Not an exciting beer, but a very good one.
llbjr77 (89) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber with a nice head. Has a malty aroma that transcends into taste as well. Slightly sweet but not enough to overpower the hops! Nice beer to drink and will drink again!
barleynhops (82) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught: Appeared a copper color with a small white head. Aroma is nice and malty balanced out with some good floral hops. Flavor has some sweetness, but it countered with the right amount of bitterness. A good session brew.
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Winslow’s Tavern, Greenville, NC
Beautiful amber color; nice head. Great, balanced flavor.
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall a solid beer from the mountains of NC. Nice color and flavor good drinking beer
votzer (77) - Hixson, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a nice amber nice and clear, with a good white head. Just looks good. Tastes good but has a bitter finish that ai am not a fan of.
chadcs (76) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2007
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Redish Copper Color, Hint of caramel and spice. Had a very bitter metallic taste at the end that I couldn’t get past.