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RATINGS: 724   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.


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FirmButtstone (48) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Ok, this beer is overly sweet, very thin with little balance. It is like a decent homebrew extract beer. Overall, It just misses on most areas. Thin mouth feel, sweetness, little body, it is like a extract beer with extra caramel malt added. Seriously, not very good.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Faint choco aroma over a dark brown color. Fizzy mouthfeel that steps aside to reveal a very watery beer in the swallow. Yeah, there’s the roasted malty choco in there, but the watery-ness of it is too much of a turn off for me.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stine (1572) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Full and rich pour of a deep chestnut brown. Beatiful thick foam - just perfect. Aroma like a smoked salami flavored ice cream. Maple bacon and cinnamon oatmeal. Dry cinnamon flavor as well, packed with a really odd fruity dishsoap and thin dark roast. Rings quite empty in the mouth. Milk, coffee, sugar, cayenne pepper. Really weird, thin and spritzy palate. Strong, vague sweetness. Unpleasant. Thanks anyway, Steve.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Joelly3d (40) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2013
The aroma is very faint. The malts are a bit too bitter for me, sour almost. I am a big fan of oatmeal stouts and smokey porters. Unfortunately this didn't taste like it met either of those. I couldn't taste the chocolate flavors described and the hops seem to be lost in the sourness. Perhaps this is better when it is fresher, or on tap... I had a bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2008
The aroma had toasted malt, chocolate, and milk. The appearance is dark brown with a tan head. The flavor is bitter, astringent, sweet, and burnt and the palate thin. Overall a very disappointing porter.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Not a very flavorful one here. Mild porter qualities, slick and watery mouthfeel. Not great.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2009
This smelled like a homebrew gone wrong. Aroma of liquid malt extract that wasn’t completely fermented. Tastes like bread and cardboard. Just not enjoyable at all. I couldn’t make it through the first quarter of the glass. Possibly a bad bottle.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
flakpanzer (6) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2004 does not count
I’m not quite sure how a breakfast food got introduced to beer. I managed to force this entire thing down. No redeaming qualities. Overpowering smell and no head. Toss this one into a nearby manhole if possible. Nothing good ever came out of Asheville.. including this swill.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kevin (2078) - New Mexico, USA - APR 13, 2006
Tap at the saucer in Nashville. Not quite pitch black, more of a liquid see through black with a rice crispy treat colored head. Nothing from the nose, it smells of water and carbonation, I might as well smell a glass of soda water. Flavor is dry copper and processed Hershey’s cocoa powder. This is empty and leaves me wanting. A horrible mint taste is there at the end. just saw how far i differ from what others experienced and i will rerate next chance i get Ap-3 ar-2 tas- 4 pal-2 ov-8

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Very overrated; still trying to find an oatmeal as good as alaskan porter and this isn’t it. A little watery, but this is bitter at the beginning of the first sip and never stops; nothing else gets through...dissapointed.


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