dan0 (9) - Elon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Pours a very dark color that is simply a joy to look at. Head is a Guinnessy tan color that dissipates quickly but smells completely amazing. The aromaís range from a dark chocolate to a molasses and brown sugar and the flavor matches nearly perfectly. A perfect beer that reminds me of grandmaís oatmeal/chocolate-chip cookies. In my mind, this is exactly the kind of thing to look for from a good local southern brewery. Highly reccomended and a beer I will definately look for in the future.
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad brew at all. Thick like molasses nice tan head about a 1/4 in thick. Flattens out. Nose is pretty rusty smelling. Subdued chocolate and maybe just a hint of brown sugar and oats...mainly just roasty. Flavors are well balanced. The roasted grains and the hops really do compliment each other very well. Roasted, bitter, and with that medicine like sweetness that oatmeal gives off I like this its not bad at all. Would love to see an amped up version of it.
tobias (208) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle: pours a very dark brown/black with a fluffy tan head. the aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate with hints of citrus and coffee. nice dark chocolated roasted bitterness with some grapefruit and more chocolate. very nice creamy mouthfeel. a nice burntness on the end.
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 (23007) - 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.