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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (1741) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2005
This was a very good oatmeal porter. Very sweet and dark. Great texture not as thick as a stoudt as reflected by the porter tag and that adds to the goodness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - NOV 22, 2005
this was recommended to me by the 21 year old bar tender as his favorite. pours dark and had a sparse tan head. little to no noteable nose. mouth feel was medium bodied with little roasted malt characters. suble hop feel . very thin and dead for a porter. maybe they added a half a pint of water to mine.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Courtesy of Springslicker <P> Aroma was pretty low intesnity though I didnít give it very long to warm Iíd stille xpect more aroma than this. Faintly roasty with a bit of green tobacco. Deep black with a quickly fading mocha head. Fore is roasted malts and coffee..no real chocolate notes though I get hints of darker fruits. Palate is a bit thin and it rolls into the flavor which makes the finish slightly watery. Highland might be the one brewery that has beers I really like a lot that arenít porters or stouts. I thinkt he Tasgall is very nice, but the Porter and Stout, to me, were lacking.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Pours a dark dark dark ruby brown with a nice dash of tan head. Nose is roasty with malts and a nice hop under current. Flavor is roasty and malty, but not as pronounced, with a nice hop follow through. Well balanced between sweet and bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Bottled thanks to Sumdog. Poured a clear, medium iced tea/amber with a tall cap of beige head. Nose was of toasty biscuits, semi-sweet chocolate, and soapy floral hoppage.. medium roast and rather weak. Flavor was primarily of the same roasty chocolate with coffee and leafy bitters surrounding the tongue. Cola-like mouthfeel with a lighter body didnít flow as well as Iíd like... and the roasted chocolate finish kinda fizzes out. OK overall, but no shining star in the porter world.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Thanks to Caliber for this one. He made me promise to write a review in exchange for this one. Dark caramel with a creamy head. Chocolate aroma and some yeasty fruitiness. Palate is creamy as well, Iíd suspect from the oatmeal. Very well-rounded. I like my porters a bit more robust than this one but I canít say that Iím disappointed. A good beer for most occasions.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2007
12oz bottle via trade with decaturstevo. Aroma: Nice roastiness with some light coffee, smoke, and chocolate. Appearance: Darkish brown with medium walnut highlights. Light beige head was full and frothy with good retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: Roasted malt, smoke, coffee, chocolate. Some Piney hops right before the finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: Liked the chocolate flavors in this one. Body and color seemed a little light.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2007
12oz Bottle @ Coles Buffalo NY. Little dissapointed. Average if best. Light body, average malt flavor. nothing special

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown with red undertones and an average sized tan creamy head. A sweet aroma but the taste is mostly hops and the chocolate flavor it claims to have is definitely muted. A bitter finish on the tongue. A decent beer but it was $ 9.00 for the 6 pack and a Yuengling black and tan is just as good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2262) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle received as an extra from RBald42. Thanks Ryan! The beer appears a deep, dark shade of brown with about a half inch of light tan head. Ample lacing is visible throughout the glass. The aroma brings malt, lightly roasted. The flavor begins creamy, roasty, and malt forward but takes an unexpected turn with a blast of hop bitterness in the back half. While not entirely unpleasant, I feel that the hop presence is a bit overdone and detracts from the roast, chocolate and oatmeal flavors. Speaking of oatmeal, the presence of oats is rather subtle, and could stand to be brought to the forefront a bit more. Overall, a decent beer and worth a try. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-02-2011


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