atlrizzob (225) - 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.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice crown head on top of the black body. A good amount of lacing. Typical aroma for a porter: coffee, burnt, toasted, but little in th eway of hops. Didn’t smell much that would label this an "oatmeal" porter. I would’ve expected a little more bread/dough aroma. Taste was good, but not great. A nice little bit of coffee in the long finish.
LiMuBai (222) - - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 Malty aroma with a bitter finish. Nice lacing down the glass. A hint of chocolate. Solid effort by Highland.
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin white lacing. Charred, roasted malt aroma. Earthy, roasted malt, peanut, bitterness taste. Good beet
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thin light head and good lacing. Smells roasty. Tastes very roasty with a little dark chocolate bitter/sweetness. Thinner mouthfeel than expected, but a pleasant surprise. Enjoyable.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. poured out an enticing rich, super dark rugby, nearly black. Foamy tan head, lasted and laced nicely. initial chocolatety malt that turns to toasted, roasted finish. The hops were not very prevalent in the finish but it has a nice overall finish. I liked how the malt was not very sweet and highlighted the toasted flavor.
tobias (208) - 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.
firemarshal (204) - 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.
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.
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 isn’t there best brew.