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RATINGS: 750   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Nice deep brown/black pour with a foamy tan head. Coffee, malt, and some smoke in the aroma. Sweetness in the taste. Nice beer from Highland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jayb0 (1097) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2004
Straightforward but decent brew. Almost black with just a bit of red. The dark tan head holds its own throughout. Nose is mainly sweet malt with a bit of grain. Very creamy but maybe just a little thin in the mouth. Malt and choco sweetness tends toward candy, I’d like to have had a tad more roasty bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Dark brown with a skimming of milk chocolate foam.Has that Imperial Stout look.Has a nice mild roasted malt aroma.Much more flavorful than I had expected from the aroma.Has the nice roasted malt sbut a little kick of bitterness fir a finish.Not a thick beer but pleasant.This would be a good fall weather beer .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (4332) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2004
2004 bottle compliments of Jay (Springslicker) procured in an awesome trade, thanks! Dark black-brown color, mostly clear after it settles, with ruby highlights near the edges. Aroma of strong oats, light roast, some ash and perhaps brown sugar. Flavor is surprisingly very dry to start, but as it warms, some light caramel notes come on. Throughout there is ample oatmeal characteristic, smooth, creamy and lightly milky. Body is medium, with perhaps a touch of thinning. Dry barley on the finish. Low hop character, no alcohol. After it sits and warms fully, it is tremendously smooth, creamy and lightly sweet (toffee, caramel). Notes of more oats and a good amount of chocolate on the finish. Moderate carbonation. A bit too dry and less body than I would prefer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Pours black with pretty large head. Smells like malt and chocolate. Smooth texture swallow with a weak watery finish. Thick aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwbeall812 (27) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small tan head. Notes of toffee and biscuits with lots of roasted malts and subtle hops. A nice porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2008
Black pour with a thin white head and nice lacing. Malty brown sugar and cocoa body with pine and roast in the finish. medium thin body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2009
From tronraner via trade. The pour was standard dark brown with a short tan head that produced flecks of lacing. The aroma was roasted malt, brown sugar and slightly soapy. The flavor was light chocolate, roasted malt and some astringent soapiness. Thin to medium in body. Pretty average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3539) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark, clear brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of sweet malt mostly and some toasted malt notes. Flavor of light sweet malts, some roasted notes and toasted malt but mostly just sweet malt. Hmm, not really a fan of this one. It wasn’t bad but it was very sweet. To me, it was more of a brown ale than a porter. 6/4/7/3/12 (3.2/5)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2009
poured dark brown with a quickly fading white head that left mediocre lacing. smells of roasted malt, and oats. taste is sweet and light to start with very little aftertaste.

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