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RATINGS: 721   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1881) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2005
HEAVILY charred taste, that really suggests a lot of roasted malt went into this brew. You should give this a try if you favor roasty porters. The body is of moderate thickness - about what you’d expect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Bottle from SpringsLicker. Deep dark brown in color. Nice tan head fades slowly to just ring the edge of the glass. Fair lacing. Aroma is deeply roasted grains. Medium bodied. Smooth and a touch creamy. Dark chocolate flavors. Ample hopping leaves a slightly tart feeling on the palate. Nice.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Nothing special, from aroma to finish. Smells a little chemical (bleach?). Virtually no head, very trace amounts of lacing. Taste is boring. A beer this dark should smack you around at least a little. A truly pathetic note is that this beer is borderline false advertising, all over the label is ASHEVILLE,NC. It is not even brewed there, it is brewed in Maryland. Shame, shame. I bought some while in Asheville thinking I was helping support a local brewery, oh well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2005
An opaque brown beer with a huge tan head. The aroma is sweet roasted containing lots of chocolate. The flavor malty with strong notes of chocolate, but a sourness lingering in the back and the body is thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2005
Bottled: Red brown coloured. Off white head. Malty and chocolaty aroma. Flavour is sweet and chocolaty with a hoppy and light roasty edge. Is light watery and thin. Thanks SpringsLicker for trading this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2005
In the bottle. Ruby red black beer. Off-white head. Chocolate aroma. Good hoppy content with a medium body and solid sweetness. Fine porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Nice dark pour with good foamy tan head and solid lacing. Nice flavors all the way around with a sweet flavor to the dark brown cola color. Aroma is strongly hoppy and tends to be a bit stronger than I care for in the flavor. Not a bad offering and I’m glad I had the opportunity to try this one.

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