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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2002
Very dark burgundy; thin but creamy-looking head; fruity aroma (cherry, raisin) w/ touch of roast. The oatmeal is immediately evident in the creamy body, though a soft carbonation also contributes. Oaty, fruity (cherry), lightly roasty flavour. Fairly sweet, a little bit fatty in the finish (typical oatmeal characteristic). Very drinkable - a cross between an old-school porter and an oatmeal stout.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (13226) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
A: The pour is a dark brown with some dark red/ruby highlights and a thin off-white head. S: Smells really charred and ashy. A slight acidity, but there is a nice creamy chocolate/cocoa aroma underneath it. Nice roasted malt and some coffee or maybe coffee grounds. T: Quite bitter with a lot of acidity and plenty of ash and acrid coffee notes. Lots of roasted malt flavor, maybe a little bit of dark fruit notes. I donít really get much, if any chocolate or oatmeal out of this. M: The body is on the thin side with a medium carbonation. D: The lack of oatmeal character in this beer was quite disappointing. It really lacked the usual smooth and full mouthfeel that oatmeal provides.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (12633) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2010
Sample. Dark brown with tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, dry and chocolate.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (12449) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Pours a dark amber brown with not much head. Aroma is "celery". Not quite medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is "celery" with some mild toasted malt. Itís not offensive, but itís not all that strong anything. Pleasant. Does leave some burnt bitter aspects in the mouth. If thereís chocolate, itís low key.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
(Draught) Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and fruit. Flavor of roasted malt and chocolate chip cookie dough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Black body with a medium tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, light roasty. Taste is pretty much the same with some coffee added. Finish is light coffee bitter. Creamy medium body. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Draft at Taco Mac, TN. Pours black color with an average frothy light brown head that was lasting with fair lacing. Moderate roasted coffee nutty aroma. Medium body. Balanced roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of an average duration. Drinkable porter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
on tap-pours a tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-coffee. Taste is dark malt-chocolate/faint coffee, secondary faint hops.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11404) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
clear brown, smooth light yellow head. quite mild aroma, bitter malty. flavor is roasted malts, caramel, faint smoked or charchoal note.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, earthiness, light charcoal and light carmel. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of earthiness, dark chocolate, light roastiness and a hint of vanilla with a smooth dry malty finish.


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