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.
xs2500 (185) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark rich amber color with a thick creamy head. Aroma of coco and malt. Flavors of bitter sweet chocolate and malt, slight smokey after taste. Overall good porter
reverendj (185) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lighten up people, this is a good brew. Toasted bread, wet dog, and a touch of floral hoppiness on the pour. Reddish hues when swirled and held up to the light as well as the colour of burnt motor oil in the tulip. Not as creamy as I expected but it has teeth. Solid roastiness with light smokiness joined by hints of chocolate and a decent hop balance. Highland is one of Asheville’s gems and an up and comer.
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Quiver. Pours a dark brown to almost black. What little head fizzles away quickly. Faint roast malt and choclolate in the aroma.Very dry roast malt flavor up front followed with some dark fruit to moalsses. Mouthfel is somewhat grainy. Not bad but lacks a few things to make it a higher score.
atlrizzob (185) - 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.
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery... Dark roasty malt... Very good looking beer, with quite a bit of character. I do like oatmeal porters, and this one is a good one.
moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at tasting. Nice brown color and good carbonation.Aroma was very creamy. I thought the flavor on this one was a bit lacking for a porter. Kind of coffee like and a hint of chocolate. It was a smooth one and I could make an evening of this beer but I’m not sure I would spend the money.
Stampion (182) - 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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Aggiebob (180) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma was chocolate and the taste was also of chocolate and black coffee. Medium bodied with a long finish. Overall an ok porter but a little strong on the coffee taste.
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin tan head on a brownish black pour. Coffee, malty and toasty aroma. Smooth mouth feel. A nice easy drinking, quaffable porter.