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RATINGS: 732   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5653) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Rerate Must have had an old bottle last time around - much more chocolate flavor, aroma more pleasant with some creamy chocolate, mouthfeel missing that metallic feel. Original 2.9 Jax Beer and Wine, Atlanta, Ga - 12 oz bottle. Dark purple fading to black pour with a mocha colored head, thin, but long lasting. Not much of an aroma, perhaps a touch of fresh lake water, some school paste (the kind you ate as a kid). Flavor has some brief chocolate notes, some milkiness. Decent lacticity, medium thick mouthfeel. Tastes slightly metallic in the finish. Had worse.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Caramel-coloerd head with moderate retention. Beer is dark brown, almost black, slight tinge of red when held up to bright light. Full-bodied and richly-flavored while still being smooth. Not as intense as many other porters. I think the presence of the oatmeal mellows it out. Maybe it isnít truly representitive of porters, but I donít care...I like it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Black with a medium tan head. Nose and taste overwhelmed with chocolate. Very full in the mouth, silky, goes down smooth. Tastes cold.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Pours a black body with tan head. A suprisingly lively beer. Nose is grapefruit. Roasty and coffee flavors. Malty. Moderately bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Bottle. Thick, dark black color with ruby tints and a thin, beige head with solid lacing. Lots of burnt, roasted malts with a hoppier finish. Roasts linger on the back of the tongue following a smooth, silky mouthfeel. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Very black in color, smooth roasted aroma. The beer has a good contengency of roasted flavor and hops and leaves a bitter impression on the palate. Definitely worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2005 I enjoyed this beer... after a few sips I was dissapporinted. But the more I consumed, the better it got. A small but frothy head. A lillte bitter start, but a great chocolate roasted nut finish. Has a light hint of hops that flickers the tounge

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2005
A lovely blend of cracked, roasted barley, wheat, and the eponymous oatmeal to soak up the bitterness. A damn fine brew for daily drinking. Dark and smoky and nevery downletting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1391) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Not much of a porter. It has a lot of hops present and they are pretty tasty. There is some slight smoky notes but no coffee or chocolate. As a whole it is a very good beer but not a true porter.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (9365) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Bottle... Extremely dark pour (clear ruby when held up to bright light). Small, fizzy, beige head. Both the aroma and flavor are somewhat bland, but unoffensive. Maybe a light touch of chocolate. Light-bodied and lightly creamy with fizzy carbonation. Watery finish. Not bad, but nothing really going on here either.


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