unclemattie (4285) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. pours a dark amber, thin white head. Great lacing. Toasted malt aroma. Nice sweetness. Surprising appearance, wonderful aroma, but the flavor... Wow. Very full flavored. And it’s a lager! Rich nutty, caramel malt. Lots of earthy flavors, so toasty, and nutty. Finishes with a very soul quenching spice. Nice noble hop bitterness. The finish is not distant from the flavors of a Mr. Pibb. Kinda tasty. Very filling. Surprising and overall a great find. Cheers!
nearbeer (3902) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2009 12 oz. Dark copper with a medium-sized, lasting head. Nice frosty lace everywhere. Earth-spicy grain, molasses, occasional corn, woody and toasted nut aroma. Flavors are similar, but have some caramel and more emphasis on the spiciness, wood and nuts. Even some dry cocoa in the finish, and occasional iron. Slightly larger-than-medium body is smooth and dry. Was kind of postponing the tasting/rating of this lager, but this is one damn fine bier. Beats the hell out of Dead Guy and is one of the best lagers I’ve ever had.
ChainGangGuy (4430) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Lovely! A nice, deep amber body with a well-formed, frothy, white head.
Smell: Aroma of toasted, biscuity malts with an overlaying note of spice.
Taste: Toasted caramel and biscuit crumbs with an everpresent spice character, a bit like cinnamon, and a medium sweetness. Dry nuttiness. Spicy hops, restrained bitterness. Finishes decidedly sweet though, with a taste of toast and honey.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Whaddya know, it’s pretty good! Having done zero research beforehand, I was wrongly assuming Highland was just cranking out some bland, basic lager. Shame on ME.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This Heller Bock pours a medium amber color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel and sweet, touch of floral hops. A medium bodied Heller Bock. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are floral and earthy. It seems a little hoppy for a heller. Good carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
aracauna (3160) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I found this at Five Points Bottle Shop in Athens, which looks much more respectable inside than out. I actually picked up a ton of stuff there. This is definitely the best beer store I’ve found in Georgia outside of Greens. Anyway, the beer pours a clear copper. The aroma is richly malty. There’s a caramel and honey quality to it and an earthy maltiness that’s quite satsifying. It’s perhaps a little too sweet for true quaffability, but tasty, nonetheless.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark copper, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet crystal and caramel malt aroma with nice floral hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice bready character, good caramel sweetness, lots of earthy hops, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent copper orange with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of earthy, damp, slightly peaty malty notes with a touch of German lager yeast. Body starts fairly full and dark caramely malty sweet with a touch of toasty character and a mildly bready bittersweet finish. An interesting and pretty drinkable heller bock.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks ucusty, bottle: Amber-orange pour. Aroma is caramelized malts and a bit biscuity. Flavor, not surprisingly, is lightly toasted caramel malts, medium-bodied, with a little bit of spicy hops lingering on the palate.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
So I’m watching Headbanger’s Ball and I realize that I am drinking a beer that fails to evoke any sort of emotion out of me at all. It’s pretty sweet.
Riccardi50 (18) - Montreat, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 Tap @ Barley’s Taproom - This beer was a complete surprise to me. When I ordered it I was thinking of a traditional spring lager but when it arrived it was a dark red in color and looked like an ale. It was VERY tastey. Wonderful caramel malts with a slight hop finish. I would have thought this would of been a fall beer but I’m glad it came out now. I’ve ordered it 4 times at Barley’s and love it everytime I get it.