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RATINGS: 762   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 12/29/2012. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark burgundy color. The head is a two finger light khaki color with a great texture. It never really fades fully, topping the body off like mocha. S: Cocoa powder, grains (not roasted), vanilla, and faint coffee beans. A bit reminiscent of a really good brown ale more than a porter/stout - but that doesnít mean it isnít a nice aroma. T: More bitter than the aroma. It actually seems to feature a healthy hop bill, finishing with a decent amount of earth, pine, and even a touch of grapefruit. The bottle says this has a íwell-balanced hop characterí, and I can actually agree to that - only thing I donít like is the slight vegetal touch on the finish. Before the hops kick in, the flavor opens with roasted coffee beans and chocolate (with both flavors bleeding through to the aftertaste slightly). Itís a bit mild, but balanced very well. M: Classically bone dry and clean. The flavor leaves the palate as quickly as it enters, but I like how the hops never come across as being overly acidic. This is very easy to drink with spot on carbonation aiding its nature. O: A solid no-frills hoppy porter. This isnít a world beater, but Iíd buy a 6 pack of it given a limited selection at a store.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1838) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle at Findlays in Gaylord, Nashville, 12th July 16. Pours black, aroma is chocolate, smoke. Taste is smooth, chocolate, smoke, malts. Palate medium carbonated, not bad

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
partchapol (93) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Smell of coffee, cacao, oat, malt. Drink from bottle, canít see color. Taste of tart coffee, porter bitterness, right carbonated. Slightly slimy texture. Above average, good beer overall.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6897) - Utah, USA - JUL 7, 2016
12oz bottle thanks to TAR
Pours dark brown with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma of cocoa, dark fruit and caramel. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and fruity
Decent

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hman43 (1055) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2016
It pours dark brown with a brown head. There are moderate fruit aroma with Roast, chocolate, and some nut. There are flavors of roast and citrus with chocolate, oats, and nut. It has a moderate feel that is on the heavy side with a moderately high bitter finish. It has a fairly high level of carbonation. Overall it is a malt forward ale with a pleasant balance of citrus hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14592) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of roasted oats, chocolate toast and vanilla - medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (6395) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle. Brown with tan head. Roasted, dry malt aromas. Flavors are roasted, light sweet and dry notes.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bufordbrewer (35) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Dark brown, tan head. Donít get any smoothness you would expect of an oatmeal. Mild chocolate flavor, sweetness a little, followed by a little bitterness on the tail end.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a depp dark brownish black color. Aromas of chocolate, a touch of nut, and smoke. Flavor is bittersweet, smoke and woody. Kind of watery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OrthoDoc (145) - South Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2016
At the brewery : Nice smell of chocolate and medium roast. Taste is the same with medium-light mouthfeel. Easy drinking porter but on the lighter side so good for warmer days maybe. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (314) - Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Pours dark brown, thin tan head. Bright caramel chocolate aroma. Taste has oats, chocolate, prunes, some hops.


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