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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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, NCís Dynamite Roasting Co.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2013
From bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma was all espresso, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste followed with a slight vanilla sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5865) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
12 oz bottle (one by me, one by jmborggren). Pours brown with a medium beige head that doesnít last. The aroma is pleasing, roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate notes with some mild earthy notes. The flavor has much of the same; roast, coffee, chocolate and some earthy notes. Maybe a touch thin. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5819) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle to snifter (thanks jmborggren). Looks solid; a semi-opaque cola with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes of bitter coffee and dark malt. Average on the palate. Solid, but not spectacular.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8650) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Sample at Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City. Brownish-black pour with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee, malt and hops. Medium body with flavors of toasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Hops in the background as well. The finish is roasty with a black coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3361) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Beer #14 Asheville trip. Had this on tap at Jack of the Wood. Pity that we didnít have time to go by Highland itself, but time is always limited, and at least I got to try a really nice one. Pours black, nice head. Aroma of espresso and chocolate. Flavor matches. A bit of vague fruity character in the background. Came across bigger than it really was, with a touch of warming alcohol on the finish. Very nicely done, my favorite brew sampled at Jack of the Wood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devilben02 (279) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Pours black from the bottle, with a foamy, mocha-brown head. The aroma is distinctly reminiscent of coffee and milk, with a bit of milk chocolate and some kind of dry mineral character beneath. The flavor is pleasantly mild, with a light coffee bitterness and lactose sweetness predominating, although some herbal hops and bittersweet chocolate are also present. Overall, although the flavor is a bit dominated by the coffee character, it doesnít change the impression of this beer as a pleasant, drinkable porter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2013
12 oz bottle compliments of Suttree. Nearly black pour, small light brown head. Big coffee scent. Obviously, it has a coffee flavor, but it does not stick around long. Medium to light mouthfeel, kind of flimsy. Expected more...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ataraxia (388) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Brownish-black pour, thin beige lacing. Roasted black coffee, a bit of milk chocolate, cereal malt, and a hint of molasses. Smooth, creamy, though a little thin. Alcohol content ins unnoticeable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11059) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and spice aroma. Medium body with a thick smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted dark coffee bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 12oz bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Dark brown color, with a red hue, thin khaki head. Minimal lace. Good, potent coffee nose. Soft carbonation, dry texture. Light bitter taste. Nice coffee flavor and aftertaste. Dry finish.... 3.2

Re-rate, 1/25/14: Gotta say, I like this more now. Chewier, more pleasantly bitter. What can you do. 3.6. Thatís what weíre ending on. Fuck you and everyone else who cares otherwise. Thatís a great score. Great long coffee roasty aftertaste.


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