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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A unique Highland creation, this robust beer is black in color, very malty with hints of chocolate-roasted flavor and a well balanced hop character.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Clarkdvm (58) - Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Draft at tasting room. Not as good as expected. Nice color. Relatively smooth but honestly, rather plain. No outstanding characteristics

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (2654) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
From a 12 bottle shared in Avon, NC. Pours cola brown with an off white head with scant lacing. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Moderate carbonation. Smooth mildly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (284) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Pours dark brown and deep garnet in the light. Light tan head that's frothy. Aroma is light malt and roast chocolate. Taste is roast malt and more chocolate notes and coffee. Finish has some hops and aftertaste is roast bitter chocolate. Somewhat lacking in depth and complexity, but an easy-drinking brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2022) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
February 2010. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, hops. Medium carbonation, Slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (992) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
Brunsvart öl med ett beige skum. Doft av malt och lätt rostade toner. Smaken är ganska söt. Havrekakor och rostade toner. Viss efterbeska.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (4402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good; cola with ample foamy light beige head. Smells of dark malt, bitter chocolate, and some roast. Tastes like it smells, only smoother and more balanced. Nice on the palate. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Tasted on vacation to Atlantic Beach, NC. Dark, robust coffee scent, gorgeous black pour with big foamy tan head and thick lacing, medium creamy feel, and a big coffee oatmeal dark chocolate flavor. A fine porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2013
This poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was light roast and chocolate. Flavor similar, but bland and very watery for a Porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1228) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Deep brick-red color that simply glows at the edges. Big, puffy off-white head. There isn’t a ton of aroma, what there is is very dry. You can practically smell the dried malts, still dry. The flavor is incredibly molasses-based. It’s got toffee and caramel in spades, but then has a nutty finish that blunts the flavors. It’s supremely dry, The feel is bone-dry, almost as if on nitro. It fits the style well. The flavors are alternately sweet and dry, which make it very very drinkable. It’s a unique oatmeal.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
artmcd8 (1298) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2013 Bottle thanks to lithy. Pours a dark cola color with a tan head. Not a whole lot of aroma, maybe some maltiness. I’m not so sure that this should be called a porter. Edit: After reading up on the history of a porter, this could be considered true to the original style with less dark malts. I’m still not that impressed by it.


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