GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, near black with a tan head. Smells of espresso with a hint of chocolate. Tastes of slightly sweet at first chocolatey with a nice hop finish.
firemarshal (104) - 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.
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours really thick. Small head that disappeared. Roasted brown in color. Nutty, chocolatey aroma. Definitley a roasted taste to it. I can see where user en thinks it’s watery.
TheCEO (100) - USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a solid Porter. I had already drank my share of better ones earlier in the evening, and Dennis put this in front of me @ Hair Of The Dog Pub...I drank it down. Did I mention I run my town, and the owners of that pub owe me favors?? AAAAHHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAA!!!!
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted malt aroma. Low carbonation with medium head that settles out to a thin layer. Color is black. Mouthfeel is pleasant with a rich maltiness and light bitterness on back of tongue that fades almost too quickly. Overall, a very good oatmeal porter that I will definitely buy again. Can’t wait to try Highland’s other ales.
knights97 (98) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours to a dark, amber color with a tan head. Aroma is filled with sweetness and hints of chocolate with a moderate body, very smooth, malty beer that is roasted with chocolate malts in it. Goes down easy, another great beer from the boys at Highland
jeffhobo (94) - Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark with a nice fluffy head into my Imp Pint. Light aromas of dark chocolate and caramelly sweet malt. Flavor really takes off from here - very roasty and chocolatey. This one has a nice light body - not too thin. Finishes nicely with a lightly bitter and dry finish.
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When you go out to a pub to sample beers at random, it's truly good karma to have your last beer of the night be your best. It sucked the light from around the glass as I poured it, and the dark tan head was like packed cotton rising out of the inky surface. There was a predominant hoppy aroma and a medium hoppy flavor. A full, smooth mouthfell, but the hops rides on top of all the other flavors and it's the last thing out when you swallow. The effect isn't overwhelming though. It's very close to balanced.
ChetLemmons (87) - orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark color. not much head, but left a great lacing. cocoa chocolate aroma, with hint of malt. very pleasing to the nose. very smooth porter. nice balance of flavor, chocolate, malt, didn’t detect much oatmeal-esque flavors. very enjoyable. roasted after taste. very smooth and easy and enjoyable to drink!
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep brown. Nice frothy head from the oats. Good creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is somewhat bland. Not much to say other that it’s a standar porter. Decent and drinkable brew, but nothing to write home about.