Drake (8780) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market North Raleigh, NC. Hey Highland, if you’re listening, please send more of your seasonals to Virginia! This one pours a very dark brown color with a large frothy tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of big coffee notes, some ash, roasted malts and caramel. The taste is strong roasty coffee notes, roasted malts, faint sweet malts and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. A little over-bearing on the coffee but still solid.
jjgmd (1495) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark opaque brownish black pour. Small mocha head. Aroma is all coffee with heavy chicory. The porter is mostly coffee, especially espresso with roasted bark. Finish is smooth, slightly bitter and lasting. Quite an easy drinking porter, may have it for breakfast tomorrow. Quaff Score ( drinkability with hearty enjoyment ) 8 / 10
zgaier (1446) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark dark with a creamy tan head and aroma of coffee. Taste is great, heavy coffee with roasted malt and chocolate flavors and a slight bitter finish. Drinkable, nice brew, can taste the coffee throughout.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Black with a small tan head. Not expecting this dark of a beer. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Pretty thin bodied. Taste is chocolate and not much else. Some roast malt gives this a slight coffee character. Maybe if it was 5 degrees out I’d like this more, but it just isn’t doing it for me at the moment.
edgallow (2284) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee and malts. Taste is the malts, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Nice beer
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changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a thin tan head. The aroma is fairly subtle and basic; coffee grounds, dark chocolate, and notes of this paper bag smell. Flavor is slightly roasty with coffee grounds dominating the taste. Nothing bold or creamy though and the body is a touch thin. Like a basic black cup of coffee. Some dark chocolate again mixes in here, with perhaps some oats, and caramel too. This finishes a little dry and roasty but also kind of empty. Pretty basic but not bad at all.
fluffy (1752) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
probably one of the drier porters ive ever had. the coffee flavor is there, and its a very black coffee kinda taste. not bad, but in the end doesnt do much for me overall.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ar: Burnt coffee, ash, and a touch of pepper phenolics.
Ap: Black center with clear brown highlights on the edges - small tan head with moderate retention and a light ring of lacing.
T: Sweet dark caramel and light roast coffee up front - light bitterness and cola mid-palate - finishes very abruptly.
P: Medium body with medium carbonation - finish is somewhat watery.
O: This beer began with promise, nice nose and flavor up front, but seemed to fall apart soon after - watery quality just takes a lot away from it.
djd07 (3822) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBWG 2012. Pours a dark brown with a small off white head. The aroma is a strong roast and coffee. Medium mouthfeel with a roadsted coffed with a nice spicey finish. A very good porter from Highland.
Errl (1695) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBWG- Pour is dark brown, Nose is heavy coffee, dark chocolate malts, alcohol...Taste is chocolate malts, coffee, acidity, earth...Palate is bold, with coffee..A nice coffee porter.