tobias (204) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle: pours a very dark brown/black with a fluffy tan head. the aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate with hints of citrus and coffee. nice dark chocolated roasted bitterness with some grapefruit and more chocolate. very nice creamy mouthfeel. a nice burntness on the end.
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours near black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted sweetened coffee. Taste is more of roasty chocolate. Hops are restrained for a lighter finish. Creamy but thin. A decent offering.
Augdraught1981 (201) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semi-transparent dark pour with a thin, light tan head and strong sweet cocoa & dark chocolate aroma. The line between sweet stout & this porter is very thin. Very nice taste that imitates the smell with some vanilla and the slightest bitterness that cuts some of the sweetness. Flavorful & enjoyable.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well I enjoyed this beer directly after having the Stout. This was a deal more malty and sweet via the Oatmeal but tasted entirely too similar to the Highland Stout. I enjoyed this, but it isnít there best brew.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
P: Pours a carbonated opaque dark mahogany with a fast fading tan head. Marshy air bubbles are left behind on the glass edge.
S: Aroma is sour dough, smelly sneakers, roasted oatmeal, figs, sugar sprinkled prunes, brown sugar, cumin and salted crackers.
T/M: Bitter prunes, molasses covered oats, burnt brown sugar/caramel and finishes dry with stale coffee and dark chocolate. Carbonation is quite assertive in the medium body.
O: The first time I had this on tap I really enjoyed it and wanted to try but again. Itís just as good as the first time. Really great roasty malt with sugar and bitterness to round out a nice oatmeal porter. This is my first oatmeal porter but Iím eager to enjoy more. Cheers!
atlrizzob (199) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a faint head. Smell is chocolate, A robust roasty flavour with light chocolate and hop characters, Not a bad porter. I had good judgement buying this beer.
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear but nearly opaque dark brown with reddish highlights and a strong, sticky light tan head that leaves good spotty lacing. The aroma bursts of piney hops on the pour, but balances more toward light chocolate, roasty malts and nuts thereafter. Flavor is mostly chocolatey, roasted malts, wood/light smoke and nuts with a nice balance of piney hops, which combine for a dry but not acrid finish. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation moderately high. Sort of a cross between a brown and robust porter in style. Solid and sessionable...this has always been one of my favorite Highlands offerings.
Lutz2jm (197) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth beer. Pours dark dark dark. This beer gets better the warmer it gets. Roasted/ toasted notes are delicious. Great porter!
firemarshal (190) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a very dark brown with minimal tan head. Great chocolate coffee aroma. Taste was everything I hoped for. Great malty flavor balanced well by the dark roast. Initial sweetness fades to light bitter aftertaste, but smooth overall. Good stuff.
Stampion (188) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice dark porter. Not as thick as you might expect. Slightly chocolately with a good balance. No real aftertaste, which is a positive.
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