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RATINGS: 763   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dan0 (9) - Elon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2004 does not count
I really enjoyed this beer. Pours a very dark color that is simply a joy to look at. Head is a Guinnessy tan color that dissipates quickly but smells completely amazing. The aroma’s range from a dark chocolate to a molasses and brown sugar and the flavor matches nearly perfectly. A perfect beer that reminds me of grandma’s oatmeal/chocolate-chip cookies. In my mind, this is exactly the kind of thing to look for from a good local southern brewery. Highly reccomended and a beer I will definately look for in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2004
My 100th rating! On tap at the Foundry. Opaque black body with tinges of red around the edges, with a creamy thick tan head; a pleasure to look at. Sweet, smoky aroma of coffee and bitter chocolate. Flavor is likewise big and malty, with excellent chocolate/espresso notes and a great roastiness. Thick, luscious, and creamy in my mouth, this beer really satisfies. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighlanderOne (1234) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Poured from bottle. Aroma of coffee, brown sugar and burning wood. Smoother and not as oily as most porters, more complex in flavor. The oatmeal gives it a smoothness with the porter feel in the aftertaste. Nice choco noter as well. I really liked this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (5655) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Aroma is equal hops and chocolate, with caramel present to a lesser degree, not very strong though. Black color medium tan coating head. Hearty grain and chocolate taste. Savory and paprika finish. This would pair amazingly well with steak, lamb, or venison. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle @ The Hare & Hound Pub, Landrum SC. This is a solid offering from a solid local brewery. I had it along with a Guinness beef stew (broke with convention and did NOT order a Guinness...) and it was ideal. One word to describe this beer overall: wonderful. Pleasant, enjoyable, smooth, silky, easy -- a great dinner companion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dangle (31) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2008
Dark almost black color. NOt as much head. Leaves very nice Lacing. Kinda taste some chocolate and Carmel. Alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2008
on tap - jack of the wood pub - asheville nc
Poured a mahogony dark brown nearly black with a medium tan head. Mild aroma of sweet malt with toffee notes. Medium body - slightly roasty but not over the top. Great mouth feel from the oats - smooth and creamy. Very well balanced ported.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Purchased at World Market, Winston-Salem, NC Pour was good for style; no real smell. Delicious porter!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3797) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Pours a dark brown with beautiful ruby highlights when held to light. Smallish off white head dissipates quickly. Smells of chocolate, roast, citrus hops, and licorice, mmm. Taste is chocolate up front, some dark fruit and licorice midway melding into a citrusy roasty finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, light carbonation and medium body. Great drinkable porter here! If these were more available to me I would buy them all the time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
On draft at brewery. Smoky, spicy, very much like a brown ale. Typically, I don’t like porters, but this one is damn tasty. Enjoyability 3.5/5.

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