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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Bottle bought in Asheville, sampled July 05. Poured a rich dark brown almost blackish. aroma was a deep caramel, taste was some light chocolate and some roasted caramel with some bitterness in the aftertaste. Very rich and

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Clarkdvm (176) - Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Draft at tasting room. Not as good as expected. Nice color. Relatively smooth but honestly, rather plain. No outstanding characteristics

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Served from tap into a standard pint. Pours a dark dark dark brown almost black with a one finger light tan head. Maintains nice lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of nutty and malt notes. The flavor was of coffee, oatmeal, and malt. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a very nice porter. The flavors were quite a nice blend and none were overpowering as to mask the other.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2011
12 ounce bottle- poured out a promising shiny black with a thick tan head. Aroma was sweet, including cherries and malt. Palate was thin, a little disappointing. Taste was average, earthy and thin. Average.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2002
What a pleasant find in the good ole Bi-Lo in Clemson, South Carolina. This is the best beer I have been able to find without going to a beer specialty store to purchase it. Extremely rich oatmeal porter that pours nicely, has a pleasant aroma, decent carbonation for a porter, and a fabulous yet intimidating appearance. Slight chocolate hints with a more dominant oatmeal flavor than Sammy Smithís. I hope they keep re-stocking this in the grocery store because this is by far the best beer Iíve had from the Carolinas...

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Bottle - This one pours a deep reddish black with a VERY thin head.. odd for a porter.. Aroma is roasted malts and roasted malts.. nothing jumps out at you... Now, for the taste.. as everyone before me has said.. VERY VERY watery for a porter ... this needs some work.. the flavor is decent.. rather simalar to a barley wine.. i dunno im not a fan but its decent.. 10/20

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Iíve had this beer several time and Iím ashamed Iíve never rated it... it is a go to dark. Itís got a medium body but a big flavor, making it excessively drinkable. There is a lot of roasted notes, I donít pick up on the chocolate as much and really pleasant dried-fruit notes. God this beer is great!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (167) - USA - JUN 10, 2014
This dark chocolate pour with a soft, light amber head reeks of chocolate, fruits and roasted coffee. What a fantastic combination of flavors! Lightly bitter and slightly salty, this oatmeal porter has a wonderful smooth feel and almost no aftertaste at all. Itís almost as if you are having that first delightful swallow over and over again! Highly recommended!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2001
a slight hop bitterness blends well with a deeper malty flavor...i didnít get any chocolate roasted hints though as the description suggests. very filling. i could barely finish two of them. but tasty!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
A good dark beer. Very malty with a sweet smoothness thatís not oppressive. Not very hoppy at all. Full thick body.


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