eRock_2013 (301) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 A well-balanced porter; of all the porters I’ve sampled, this one has the most enjoyable and distinctive presence of subtle hops both in the aroma and the taste. Has a standard black appearance, aroma is consistent and anticipates the flavor well. The flavor is balanced and complex with roasty malts, chocolate and coffee malty accents, and also a mildly bitter hoppy finish. I can’t discern which specific hops but the flavor is definitely there. Medium-bodied, finishes a little oily. Exceptionally good overall, and is a bargain buy in the southeast.
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jhp40219 (324) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour with a small light tan head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and toasted malts. Taste is pretty much the same as aroma. Big roasty malt finish. Medium body, slightly chewy texture, average carbonation. Somewhat long finish. Almost stout-like, but a bit thinner and easier to drink. Very good!
gnoff (8035) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled from Total Wine & More Clearwater, on January 21, 2014.
Filled 11/19/13. 12 fl oz.
Clear dark brown color, fluffy teal head. Sweet, malty, a bit hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.. Sweet, malty scent. Grainy aftertaste.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From beerilicous iPhone app: burnt milk chocolate aroma. Clear brown. Frothy tan head. Light bitter. Oily creamy med body. Bitter finish
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JHeath99 (1236) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours dark amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma of faint coffee. Tate of roasted malts with subtle coffee/chocolate.
drjay44 (2800) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, Shared with multiple others at brew club. Pours a medium, light beige head, over a clear brown (SRM 20) body.....nose is coffee, light chocolate, cereal....taste is light coffee, chocolate, cereal, mild hop bitterness....mouth feel light and thin, carbonation makes a fizzy mouthful. This is a very simple and light oatmeal containing beer. The mouth feel is very light and watery. This needs more oatmeal and or wheat to improve on mouth feel and increase complexity. BJCP 6/2/12/3/6
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice roasty, chocolate aroma. Has a bitter, dry cocoa powder taste and finish.
sloshgator (502) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014 Highland Oatmeal Porter is well-balanced but not what one would expect from a porter. Nice fresh hop aroma but no chocolate or coffee detected. Appearance is dark with a thinner light tan head that holds for most of the drink. Taste is mild malt with notes of chocolate and slight coffee, but these disappear way too quickly leaving a clean finish. Oatmeal Porter is a decent meal beer, but not very satisfying as a porter.
Ptw (15) - - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Twelve oz bottle: pours black with thin tan head that goes quickly, smells of coffee,taste is crisp with medium carbonation, smooth with coffee overtones but not heavy. Lingers long and heavier on the finish, more than other porters. Overall a pleasant porter but you may not want more than one at a sitting due to having to cleanse your palate after the finish.
MrWomey (36) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Highland created great heavy scents of roasted coffee and dark chocolate when brewing this super opaque porter that is almost a stout (if you think there’s a difference). Great mouthfeel, with just enough sweet and minimal bitter overtones. This one pairs well with another bottle. Not my favorite style so I could only give it a 12 overall.