brownaler (508) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Has a mild scotch aroma and a dark red appearance that is as close to black as you can get. Has a powerful choclate type malt with almond undertones. Finish is smooth and the alcohol is not apparent.
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. Dark, dark brown coloring with a medium off-white head that laced onto the glass very nicely. Very malty aroma. Taste was big, rich, very hearty, with a slight warming as it went down. Highland never ceases to amaze me, and I’m glad they are no longer restrained by that stupid 6% law. Well done!
ross (2138) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on draft at barleys taproom in asheville. pours out dark brown in color with a small brown colored head. smell is malty, chocolatey, and some subtle hints of alcohol. taste is smooth, very rich and filling, and roasted tasting. this is a really good beer from a style that i am not too keen on, but a brewery that is by far my favorite in NC. i am glad to see that these people were the first to release a high gravity beer in our state which has recently lifted the cap on the % beers can be. awesome beer guys, cant wait to see what else you guys will come up with.