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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (11151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
A reddish dark brown porter with a thick brown head. An herbal and funky chocolate and funky aroma, wild herbal coffee notes. In mouth, a bitter chocolate malt with grassy notes, medium bodied. On tap at Great North Carolina Brewers Fest., August 28 2010.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/24/1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewfest, Chattanooga

btl: dark, thin head, slight roasted malt aroma, light bodied, high carbonation, lost of roasted flavor with just a touch of oatmeal essence, light sweet finish
-------- /> Date: 09/17/1997
Mode: tap

black, robust tan head, slightly sweet and roasty chocolate aroma, light body, rich chocolate flavor with a hint of roasted, touch of bitterness in the finish
-------- /> Date: 01/26/2002
Words: Barley’s
Words: Ashville

ultra smooth chocolate flavor, solid lace (nitro?), amazing velvet character, light chocolate flavor, could be a great winter session beer, upgraded from 2 to 3 rating on body alone, better in the sample size, or is it warmth?

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2005
12-oz. bottle. Pours very near opaque with a creamy tan medium head and lined lacing. Dark roasted coffee and caramel, chocolate malt, toffee and oat notes, yeast (leather, sweat) ligth aroma. Sour yeast and dark roasted malt and oatmeal flavor, dark chocolate notes. Dark and full bodied, creamy palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10710) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2005
Bottled: Red brown coloured. Off white head. Malty and chocolaty aroma. Flavour is sweet and chocolaty with a hoppy and light roasty edge. Is light watery and thin. Thanks SpringsLicker for trading this.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Bottle from WFM Raleigh. Pours reddish black with a malty, spicy, spoiled milk aroma. Smooth creamy oatmeal taste with a caramel sweetness lingering in the finish. Fine beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2008
Bottle in Atlanta. Very nice. Super dark pour with a nice beige head. Coffee, chocolate and caramel are evident on the nose and in the flavor. Some good sweetness and a bit yeaty. Mouthfeel isnt quite as good as the flavor, but this is good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
Courtesy of Sammy. It’s a dark brow with a red hue and a dense, creamy head. The aroma has ntoes of roasted malt, hops and light coffee and chocolate. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of roasted malt, slightly bitter coffee, light chocolate and a roasted bitterness in the finish. It’s not very full-bodied, but it’s smooth, nice and quite charming.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Bottle... Extremely dark pour (clear ruby when held up to bright light). Small, fizzy, beige head. Both the aroma and flavor are somewhat bland, but unoffensive. Maybe a light touch of chocolate. Light-bodied and lightly creamy with fizzy carbonation. Watery finish. Not bad, but nothing really going on here either.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with goldtwins. Pours a very dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of mainly roasted malts. Tastes of roasted malts, dark fruits, and light chocolate. Lightly sweet tasting. Palate was a little on the thin side.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9536) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
On tap at the Brick Store Pub. Hoppy porter. Stouty in finish. Lots of lace fresh, Highland is coming to the taps here big-time.


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