darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted malt aroma. Low carbonation with medium head that settles out to a thin layer. Color is black. Mouthfeel is pleasant with a rich maltiness and light bitterness on back of tongue that fades almost too quickly. Overall, a very good oatmeal porter that I will definitely buy again. Canít wait to try Highlandís other ales.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly opaque rich dark brown color with a thin, lightly-lacing tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel corn and chocolate milk with a touch of roastiness. Starts malty and sweet with a smooth chocolatey mouthfeel leading to a semi-sweet, sticky roasty finish. A very nice porter, thanks goldtwins!
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Suttree, thanks again man. This bottle poured a deep dark brown, whit a huge tan head. Head was frothy and cream. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee and bread. taste was roasted malts and cofee and a bit of lingering burnt somkeyness. I enjoyed this, the smooth finish was excellent.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark dark reddish brown, nearly black, Small frothy head. Mild hoppy finish. Iím definitely tasting some coffee on the end, but itís definitely malty sweet and a little bit fruity to start with. Iím afraid my beerís a bit cold to get much in the way of aroma. Iíll have to re-taste at a later date. Heh heh heh.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark color with nice frothy head but somewhat thin. Aroma is malty and coffee. Flavor is rather sweet, chocolaty and carmel malts, with a roasted coffee tone. Rather thin and a bit sour.
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is by far one of the best porters I have ever had. Nice roasted coffee flavor and aroma. It is the smoothest and best mouthfeel I have ever had. When you want a world class porter, look no further.
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, whatís good about living in North Carolina?" Not much, we answer. "What about the Highland Oatmeal Porter?" asks a passerby. "Ah, ítis true!" we respond.
jtw (1138) - 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 (8376) - 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) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - 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.