Rperez (130) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic beer with some depth and it gets even better once it hits room temperature, coffee, some bitter chocolate very well balance! I loved it
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown, tawny thick head;more body than appears-nice creamy palate; smells of oats and mocha; tastes milk chocolate and mocha, little oat. Overall very tastey
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Brick Store Pub and served in a pint glass. This was a very dark beer almost black, but when held up to the light it was a very deep (very) amber color. It had a creamy off-white head and left minimal lacing on the glass. The aroma was of roasted malts with no hops presence. The taste was pretty much the same, but chocolate notes were detectable. I rated this beer before I enjoyed it with a hunk of chocolate cake to celebrate my b-day. :-)
CP (124) - USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty solid porter, aroma was a bit funky, but it tasted a lot better. Not really strong with the flavor, but a consistent roated oat taste throughout. It is a smooth beer and easy to drink. A little watery on the palate, but that is to be expected with a porter. Good Beer.
apost8n8 (123) - USA - OCT 25, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
After working several days and nights my fellow workmates and I decided a refreshing drink was in order to replenish our strength and resolve to finish our task. Off we trekked to the local brewpub with hops and barley malt memories on our tastebuds.
Too our total shock they were completely out of beer! No porters, no ales, no blondes, no pilsners. Macrobrewed pale water was our only resort. With great displeasure we made our sore order. A few minutes later with expectations so low our waiter returned with four Highland Oatmeal Porters in Hand! What is this new brew. It poured black with a frothy head delicious hoppy start with smooth chocolate and caramel malty finish. I had to have another. Twas a fine fine day.
maugus4ever (123) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost black with a tan head and decent lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and oatmeal. Sweet flavor with some chocolate and a crisp slightly hoppy finish. Pretty good.
JustinFromAL (123) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep brown with red tint. medium tan head. Chocolate malt on the nose. Initially a very smooth beer with a bit of a malted aftertaste. In one word: Creamy. I think this will be my go to Porter!
sallad (115) - USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dark bronze with deep ruby highlights. Rocky beige head. Dark chocolate in the nose, with hints of charred earth and wood, faint spice of hops. A little bitey up front, then bitter bakers chocolate mixed with orange peels. Kinda harsh, but finishes thick with black malt.
USCBeerMan (109) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2009 Pours a dark coffee colored beer with a light tan head. the aroma is semi bitter chocolate, oatmeal grains, and toasted malts. A nice bitterness to sweet ratio allows for a smooth overall balance on the palate. A great choice for the enjoyable comforting beer anytime.
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2005
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nothing special, from aroma to finish. Smells a little chemical (bleach?). Virtually no head, very trace amounts of lacing. Taste is boring. A beer this dark should smack you around at least a little.
A truly pathetic note is that this beer is borderline false advertising, all over the label is ASHEVILLE,NC. It is not even brewed there, it is brewed in Maryland. Shame, shame. I bought some while in Asheville thinking I was helping support a local brewery, oh well.