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RATINGS: 763   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2006
on tap at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur GA. blackish chestnut-ruby color, mostly thick medium tan head. aroma is chocolate malt, a little roasty. mouthfeel is a bit watery, but still has a dry maltiness. a bit of licorice. lively carbonation. a little hop in the finish and aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Pours very dark ruby with off-white head. Nice roasty aroma with a hint of alcohol and hops. Flavor is somewhat weak. Slightly sour and malty at first and then bitter and dry at the end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Bottle. Pours black with a beautiful off white head. Faint aroma of vanilla and coffee. Very heavy roasted malt flavor. Finish is bitter, slightly dry, with some hints of pepper. There is a very strong aspirin like aftertaste that I am not digging.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Pours a dark dark dark ruby brown with a nice dash of tan head. Nose is roasty with malts and a nice hop under current. Flavor is roasty and malty, but not as pronounced, with a nice hop follow through. Well balanced between sweet and bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kawsakimx6 (7) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2006 does not count
The aroma is surpisingly chocalately It is nice and dark in color with a full body. I would recomend this beer to anyone thaat is in the area an like Porters, one of the best! This Beer is a great beer if you are into porters. I was fortanuate to live close to it for some of my life in Asheville NC!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Courtesy of Springslicker <P> Aroma was pretty low intesnity though I didnít give it very long to warm Iíd stille xpect more aroma than this. Faintly roasty with a bit of green tobacco. Deep black with a quickly fading mocha head. Fore is roasted malts and coffee..no real chocolate notes though I get hints of darker fruits. Palate is a bit thin and it rolls into the flavor which makes the finish slightly watery. Highland might be the one brewery that has beers I really like a lot that arenít porters or stouts. I thinkt he Tasgall is very nice, but the Porter and Stout, to me, were lacking.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5750) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2006
A roasted/burnt malt aroma. Pours up with a frothy light brown head that hangs around a little longer than many. Looks really good in the glass just a tad more red than some. Has a good initial bitter and decent finishing bitter. Medium body, with a dry, slightly watery texture. Has good soft carbonation on the drink. Easliy an above average brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thardy (1) - USA - FEB 19, 2006 does not count
One of my favorite beers. It has a nice thick head, though not as creamy as you might expect. THe coloring is a dark, almost chocolate color with an amber tinge. Good luck trying to look through the glass with this beer. It has a rich aroma and actually reminded me somewhat of a chocolate yogurt that I enjoy. The taste is rich and sweet but not sickeningly as with some sweeter porters. IT has a very smooth finish and little or no bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Thanks Quiver. Pours a dark brown to almost black. What little head fizzles away quickly. Faint roast malt and choclolate in the aroma.Very dry roast malt flavor up front followed with some dark fruit to moalsses. Mouthfel is somewhat grainy. Not bad but lacks a few things to make it a higher score.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5569) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Dark brown with a tinge of orange when held to the light. Taller somewhat fluffy dull tan head. Chocolate and molasses aromas overpower the somewhat citric hops. Very dark and rick in the aroma, but somethings just donít seem to meld together. Dry roasty flavors with a light lush feel. Dark chocolate, chocolate malt, and just a touch of black malt bitterness. Very drinkable. A true brew for a working person.


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