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RATINGS: 711   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Pours a dark brown, small off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, and a little oatmeal. Flavor is tasty, chocolate and oatmeal, very nice balance.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7008) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2007
12oz Bottle @ Coles Buffalo NY. Little dissapointed. Average if best. Light body, average malt flavor. nothing special

   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.

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