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This robust porter has a full body with some hints of chocolate from the chocolate malt and midnight wheat. The mild noble hop aroma showcases the roasty flavors and subtle fruit and spice notes of the artisan-roasted Fair Trade/Organic coffee of Black Mountain, NC’s Dynamite Roasting Co.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2502) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Pours an opaque brownish-black from the bottle with thin tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma and taste are heavy of the coffee, slight roasted malt and toffee on the nose. Pretty good, nothing exceptional.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5712) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Pours jet black and thick with a sticky khaki colored head that leaves a nice coat of lacing. Luxuriant aroma with plenty of strong black coffee notes, some bittersweet chocolate. Flavor has some hints of licorice, a bit of creosote, strong espresso, bittersweet dark unsweetened chocolate and a back end of potting soil. Nice dry mouthfeel. Extremely enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5342) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with a short tan head. Strong coffee notes in the aroma. Black, oily coffee beans, roasted malt, and hints of dark chocolate form the bulk of the aroma. Taste is black, oily coffee beans, chocolate covered coffee beans, roasted malt and burnt caramel. Body is medium with a smooth, creamy carbonation. Ends with more strong coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, faint caramel and burnt oatmeal.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Wow! Amazing coffee aroma. Can’t remember the last beer I had that was overwhelmed with this much coffee aroma. Flavor is bitter with hints of dark chocolate and coffee bean. A real treat and surprise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Chips Wine & Beer. It pours a black color with a small but lasting tan head. The nose has a ton of fresh ground coffee. The flavor is solid but not overbearing with a roasted bitterness and lots of fresh, black coffee flavor. Once the best uses of coffee in a beer that I’ve had. Medium to full bodied but the roastiness ends up dry on the back end making it very drinkable. Great brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ExpendableHero (766) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Very dark, almost black beer with a tan head. Very strong aromas of dark coffee. The taste follows the nose quite closely. Tastes of bitter dark coffee, a bit nutty, and has some lactic flavoring. Chalky, dry mouth feel. Bitter coffee finish. This was a sipper, I found the bitter flavors to be a bit overpowering, could have done with some more sweet. Still a tasty porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Deep brown almost black color with nice tan lacing. Very roasted and nutty nose. The palate also has a pretty intense coffee and dark roasted characteristic. Hinges on being a little over the top. Definitely a good 12 oz beer to share. Drink in cool/cold weather.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3069) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pours dark brown/black color with tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate with roasted malts. Roasted malt flavor with a moderate amount of coffee and some chocolate. Somewhat ashy. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bama_Hog1 (35) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Smells of fresh brewed coffee. Think pour, dark with inch think tan head. Decent lacing. Coffee leads and finishes. If you like coffee stouts, try this one. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RochefortChris (8) - Taylors, South Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2012 does not count
Poured into a dimpled mug and almost completely black. Excellent coffee aroma and full mouthfeel. Along with coffee hints of dark chocolate and taffy which make for a nice balance of flavor. I actually expected more out of this as I enjoy Highland’s beers. Nothing great but overall a very nice beer.


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