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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2006
rather thin overall. some roasted malts with a little chocolate countered with some hops. Nothing notable in this beer. Love the style overall but this beer was just a weak attempt at it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Light roasted scent with a hint of chocolate. Black body with a thin head. Thin to medium palate. Roasted malts and the faintest of hops in the end. Bland.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Pours an attractive dark brown colour with a moderate sized brown head. Sweet aromas of oatmeal, hot cocoa and vanilla. Taste is subtle, toffee, a little bit of roasted malts and black cherries.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (1802) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2009
on tap at Acoustic Coffeehouse in Johnson City, TN. pours dark red with a long lasting ivory colored head. aroma is sort of metallic, and of predictably oat and malt. flavor is dark sugars, raisins, heavy on chocolate. a bit sweet of an aftertaste, though it balances out somewhat. an OK porter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3581) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Not a ton of aroma on this one. Pours black from bottle with very little tan head. Slight smoothy slightly cream mouthfeel. Not a ton of roasted malt on the tongue. Finishes a bit dry so it’s nicely hopped. Overall: Meh!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5226) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2013
12oz bottle pours a watery translucent mahogany amber with some clumpy, white head. Nose is lightly sweet, light bread, a little vanilla, oats. Flavor is malty, sweet, vanilla, bread, toast, chocolate, brown sugar. Medium bodied, sweet finish. Sweet finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Clarkdvm (177) - Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Draft at tasting room. Not as good as expected. Nice color. Relatively smooth but honestly, rather plain. No outstanding characteristics

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
daveco67 (18) - Marion, Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Not a lot of aroma nor mouth feel. Actually kind of watery. Some roasted flavor. Not a big fan of this one.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldGrowth (2766) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Bottle, from trade with ross, I think, maybe goldtwins. Ok nose, wet autumn leaves, grapevine, powdered soap. Brownish black coor, ok head that quickly disappeared. No lace. Bitter flavor. Viney bitter mainly. Little of the oat shows up. Medium body, thin creamy mouthfeel. Bitter finish. Eh, nothing wrong, but wasn’t diggin it overall.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Pour was a deep onyx black, with a tannish head. Aroma was weak with very subtle hints of roated malts, coffee and chocolate. Flavors were much the same as the aroma of the beer but VERY mild. Nothing pronounced in the nose or in the flavor. So to say it was rather boring would be pretty accurate I think.


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