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RATINGS: 718   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.


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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
flakpanzer (6) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2004
I’m 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1635) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 27, 2014
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking black colored body with a decent one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated in about a minute. There was some light foamy lacing trying to cling but it slid for the most part. The smell had a robust and dry flavored roasty coffee to chocolate aroma with a slight toasted effect to it. The taste was bitter and sweet. It was bitter through the coffee notes but sweet through the chocolate. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body, perhaps closer to the medium side with a fairly decent sessionability. The carbonation seemed right on for the style and to me. There’s a nice bitterness running over my tongue in a non-assaulting manner. Overall, I liked this porter, but I didn’t get much of any sort of "oatmeal" aspect about it.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (78) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Very smooth beer. Pours dark dark dark. This beer gets better the warmer it gets. Roasted/ toasted notes are delicious. Great porter!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (63) - USA - JUN 10, 2014
This dark chocolate pour with a soft, light amber head reeks of chocolate, fruits and roasted coffee. What a fantastic combination of flavors! Lightly bitter and slightly salty, this oatmeal porter has a wonderful smooth feel and almost no aftertaste at all. It’s almost as if you are having that first delightful swallow over and over again! Highly recommended!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. It poured a very dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of chocolate, dark fruits and sweet malts. The taste was slightly bitter, with roast, chocolate and toffee.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (807) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Poured from a tap. Hazy light brown color, excellent lasting creamy light brown head. Light malt and mild roasted coffee aroma. Moderate sweet, bitter and salty flavor with a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (557) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
A great looking beer, with a large light brown head with full lacing. Aroma o f malt, molasses and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate and malt slightly bitter. A short lasting watery, chalky finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DearBeer2013 (40) - - MAY 8, 2014
Really nice balance of malts and hops. Practically no aftertaste. Good tasting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1guywith_aboat (216) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours vert dark brown/ black with a khaki head. Aroma is toffee, coffee, cereal grain, slight citrus. Flavor follows suit. Silky smooth texture, medium body. Very good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sturmthis (370) - Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with beige head. Molasses and vanilla aroma. Tastes the same. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3458) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle: Pours dark cola, with a short, creamy, light brown head. Dark chocolate roast aroma. Taste is creamy, chocolate, light coffee bitter. Very nice...robust in body and flavor... Good stuff.


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