BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - JAN 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great porter. Good beer brewery. I would love to try this one on tap. Worth tasting.
Butters (3320) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great black pour with fading tan head. Nice roasty clean fresh coffee aroma, some vanilla. Flavor has more of the roast grounds bitterness and not as much balance. Meh. One of the better coffee beers out there, but I’m not a fan of coffee.
jrob21 (2010) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cypress Street. Nicely roasty coffee aroma. Smooth and easy to drink porter with a touch of character but not overpowering in any one dimension. Soft sweetness. Caramel and chocolate flavors. A little grassy bitter on the back end.
zizzybalubba (1152) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC. Dark brown pour with a creamy khaki head. Aroma of strong coffee, rich dark chocolate, and dark roasted malts. Bitter coffee is most certainly noted in the flavor but is not overwhelming or unpleasant. It is more reminscent of cold coffee than anything. A good coffee porter.
unclemattie (3705) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ TacoMac, OMP. Black pour, brown head. Creamy texture. Nice lace. Smells of green coffee beans, roast. Taste of coffee and burnt chocolate.
durhambeer (2396) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought a 12-pack of this and almost forgot to rate it. Pours nearly black, just brown around the edges. Pours with a small head, but otherwise mostly flat. Nose is roasty coffee and cocoa nibs. Yum. Taste is a bit thin, as is the palate. Extra love for the cheap price tag.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: November 27, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, Woodstock
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: coffee and dry roasted malt aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of coffee, touch of caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, light ashy character to the coffee
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
icehawk (122) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee and hint of chocolate malt aroma. Smooth, no carbonation. Nicely balanced and the coffee flavor is perfect.
SSSteve (3378) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. pours black with a small, creamy, tan head. aroma of creamed coffee and milk chocolate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. roasted coffee flavor and dark chocolate with burnt cookies in finish. somewhat light body with a creamy texture.
RmmHronek (163) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
There are definitely hints of chocolate. The aroma from the bottle is terrible, from a glass is much better. It is full of roasted malt flavor. It is better sipped than drunk. Maybe some vanilla on the aroma... almost floral? The coffee flavor is okay, somewhat overpowering. The beer doesn’t have the body to support it. I think there needs to be some more malty sweetness to round out the coffee. Maybe age on bourbon? I’m really disappointed in this, I’ve come to trust highland, this doesn’t live up to its brewery!