valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jtw (1085) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Apellonious (53) - USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.