footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a skimming of milk chocolate foam.Has that Imperial Stout look.Has a nice mild roasted malt aroma.Much more flavorful than I had expected from the aroma.Has the nice roasted malt sbut a little kick of bitterness fir a finish.Not a thick beer but pleasant.This would be a good fall weather beer .
omhper (22896) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thanks SpringsLicker! Transparently black, lasting head. Grapefruit aroma. Dry and very aromatic with soft mouthfeel. The finish is really salty with good bitterness.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours porter color except for the lack of head. Aroma of typical porter except for a bit if tin. Taste is very malty with a bittersweet chocolate. Perhaps they use a very high quality chocolate. Very smooth with a bit of a lively mouth. Nice.
drewdogg (62) - USA - JUL 30, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am a huge porter fan and Highlandís unique porter deserves a lot of praise. Very rich flavor and not watered down as some recent porters have become.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hm, never had an oatmeal porter! Thin head with good lacing. Aroma is of some dark fruit, maybe plums. Body is ok, but could use some beefing up. Very roasty with some serious chocolate malt at the end, along with a striking burnt taste that sits at the top of your throat. Adequate hopping as well. Fun beer.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolately and roasty, Highland Oatmeal Porter is a very good Porter. Final thanks go to Ross as this is the last of his shipment. Deserves its high marks. Would love to get my hands on some more Highland brews.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle into tulip glass; thanks to Suttree for sending me this via Secret Santa. I like porters quite a bit, and maybe since Iíve had quite a few good ones, I didnít find this one that special. The smell reminded me of flat and stale Coca Cola but with alcohol and some roasty tinges. Poured a black ruby color, not much beige head. In the mouth, I sensed a wierd acidity and definitely picked up on the alcohol, which is wierd for a beer of this size. Astringent, with a unique chocolate flavor (probably the combination of the hops and the oats), and the hop bitterness lingers on the tounge in a nice finish. The mouthfeel was a bit watery with a nice amount of carbonation. I know it sounds like Iím trashing the beer, but Iím not; once I got used to it, I liked it. But, like I said, I havenít encountered a porter I havenít liked. Iím just pointing out why this isnít my porter of choice.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours dark brown, almost black, with small tannish head, with spotty lacing.   Cocoa, figs, and semisweet chocolate on the nose.   Up front this seems more like an Imperial Stout, dark and heavy.   Slight hop presense, but moreso a dark heavy malty stout with slight soy flavor.   Finishes slight chocolately, and a bit chalky.   This one seemed a bit heavy for a Porter, but was still good none-the-less.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice roasty aroma. Good roasted body and flavor throughout. Finishes somewhat to the dry side.
flakpanzer (6) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2004 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Iím not quite sure how a breakfast food got introduced to beer. I managed to force this entire thing down. No redeaming qualities. Overpowering smell and no head. Toss this one into a nearby manhole if possible. Nothing good ever came out of Asheville.. including this swill.