ChainGangGuy (4751) - Woodstock, 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.
emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks turdferguson for sharing this. Pours a carbonated copper brown with a 1 finger frothy tan head. Smells a bit sweet, very grainy, earthy. Tastes grainy, earthy, a light waxyness and bitterness. Waxy mouthfeel, finishes a bit waxy.
unclemattie (4358) - 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!
SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
a cloudy brown/caramel colored beer with no head. aroma of sour apples, butter, toffee, peanut brittle. flavor is similar. not a bad bock but its a little thin and the appearance losses some points.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from nearbeer. Thanks. The aroma was of hay, a dash of brown sugar, toffee, and subdued noble hops. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was short, white, and reduced quickly to a thin film. Some tattered lace was left behind. Medium bodied and delicately sweet. Spicy, earthy malts dominated the flavor; akin to a mix of fall leaves, toffee, and molasses. Some fleshy and dark fruit flavors emerged at the end. Not bad. Good spring beer.
aracauna (3488) - 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.
SpringsLicker (3415) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Knoxville Brewer’s Jam.
Deep amber/orange body that supports a long lasting off-white head.
Light malt aroma. Toasty.
A light bitterness on the front end quickly fades to a velvety dryness.
NachlamSie (3229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a crystalline dark copper with a small head. The aroma is a little gummy with hints of butter, caramel, some wooden hops, maybe apples. Ample bock character is noted in the flavor, not my favorite thing. I found the finish to be a bit sticky. HInts of fig, apple, butter, light earth are present. Not really interesting. It’s a shame they sacrificed Tasgall for this.
keepersj12 (3057) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice solid lager. Well balanced and tasty. Finishes well a hop dryness that is very nice.
dchmela (3005) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice amber color with a thin tan head. Good caramel malt aroma. Taste is smooth with a sweet malt, caramel, toasted malt taste. Easy drinking beer that went down way too fast.