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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10129) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2012
Draft. Hazy maroon color, solid beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of light chocolate and subtle caramel. Taste is smooth sweet chocolate, butterscotch, light spice. Medium body. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9765) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9512) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9438) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8914) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (8848) - 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 (8796) - 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 (8384) - 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.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2009
Bottle shared by pilsnerpeter. Deep black beer. Aroma is fairly interesting. Chewy soft aroma. A bit of caramel and toast. Some charred sugar and a bit of light treacle. Flavour is a bit strange though. Lightly plasticy and sweet with a strange slickness that I’m not really a fan of. Sort of orangey. It tastes like they added patent malt to a scottish ale recipe.


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