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RATINGS: 718   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2005
So we sit back and ask ourselves, "Beerwise, what’s good about living in North Carolina?" Not much, we answer. "What about the Highland Oatmeal Porter?" asks a passerby. "Ah, ’tis true!" we respond.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1085) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2005
bottle thanks to goldtwins. dark color, thin head. characteristic porter aroma, plus a starchy minty chalky smell that is intriguing--although through all that, it smells somewhat thin (is that possible?). very round flavor, good balance of roasty chocolate and smooth soft oatmeal. pushing the limits toward sweet stout. good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Thanks to Suttree for this. Pours dark black (deep burgundy through direct light) with one-finger tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocoff, cabernet. Tastes malty, with a smooth, complex mouthfeel giving way to big chocoff, some hops, and a fruity merlot-ish finish. Admirable balance and complexity. As it warms, more chocolate syrup comes out, and some milk stouty elements. Reminds me a little of Lancaster Milk Stout. Nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2005
Dark brown colored, foamy brown head. Pilsner malt dominates the aroma with grassy tones and hints of roast. Roasted and chocolaty flavor with little hop and grassy tones. Rather thin for a stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Poured thick, rich dark brown, almost oily looking. Thin tan head over it. Smelled like coffee, with burnt sugar and chocolate in the background. Very thick mouthfeel for a porter. Probably the best porter I’ve had, though it borders on stout territory.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Bottle bought in Asheville, sampled July 05. Poured a rich dark brown almost blackish. aroma was a deep caramel, taste was some light chocolate and some roasted caramel with some bitterness in the aftertaste. Very rich and

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Apellonious (53) - USA - FEB 27, 2005
good beer, better on draught than in bottle..this is a review on the bottle...thin head, pleasant malty aroma, generally smooth with a slight bitterness, but not overwhelming. not as complex tasting than on tap, but still worth it. reccomended.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Good frutyness and roastiness in the nose. Black to very dark brown body with a small head on top. Good roast in the flavor, ends slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2005
bottle. poured out an enticing rich, super dark rugby, nearly black. Foamy tan head, lasted and laced nicely. initial chocolatety malt that turns to toasted, roasted finish. The hops were not very prevalent in the finish but it has a nice overall finish. I liked how the malt was not very sweet and highlighted the toasted flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Black pour with a thin tan ring around the top. Burnt aroma with a very bitter finish and tang. Not very impressed.

12oz bottle. Pours matt black with thin head of mocha lace. Aroma is milk chocolate and lightly roasted. Nice flavor. Must of had a bad bottle the first time around. Really good.


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