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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6692) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from TURDFERGUSON (thanks Sam), pours a deep dark amber / near-black with a small tan head. Nose is all coffee, with freshly brewed french press coffee, and not a whole lot else. Flavour brings out deep, dark roasted coffee beans, no roast or chocolate character in there, just the coffee. Light-to-medium bodied, as one would expect from a porter. A monolithic coffee bomb here, executed very well. Good for what it is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
musinj6 (402) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Pours an opaque black with one finger tan head with mild to moderate lacing. Roasted malt and rich coffee. Mildly bitter but overall very smooth with medium body and moderate carbonation. Medium smooth coffee finish. Hint of herbal hops. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2963) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Strong coffee flavor with a touch of oats. Has a dark toasted malt bitterness . Hops are there but not dominate. This a fantastic beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
8balls (12) - Winston-Salem, USA - DEC 20, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 This is one of the best seasonal offerings from Highland in some time. It?s got a pleasant, fresh coffe aroma that?s not overbearing. The coffe flavor is present & very nice, but it doesn?t dwarf the porter itself. I enjoy the fact of the organic products/brands that have gone into this--it let?s me know this brew has been loved and isn?t cheap. There?s some nice lacing down my glass, too. I?m currently drinking the draft version, but Ikve had bottles, as well (both are delicious). Taking into account Highland?s Oatmeal Porter, I can deduce that these guys have porters figured out in a major way!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (2617) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Very good porter dark chocolate smooth beautiful, drink with spicy food and chase with this :-)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigMikesNC (12) - Brevard, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2012
A surprisingly good porter, it's a chocolate, the smell and fragrance of roasted coffee with a slight Whitdale finish nice carbonation. I would drink again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4229) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Tarry, creosotic aroma. Dep clear cola brown-black. Standard US longneck, good label. Quick cascade and one-finger, lasting tan head in a pint. Good. Acidic coffee, chickory, toasted soy nuts. Dry with bitter cocoa. Medium body. Long char-coffee finish. Not for sissies. A little sweetness and very light soapiness in the very end. Very good wit bacon and basil pizza. Bottle, Momo’s.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tnkw01 (1147) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle. Dark, brown with a dark head. Smells of coffee. Taste is also of coffee. Just ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msuredwings (3) - - DEC 12, 2012 does not count
Draft pint at Mela Asheville. I think coffee porter is a great concept like a nice expresso. Smooth with a coffee bean bite. One of the better offerings I have had from Highland. Chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, dough, leather, earthy, butterscotch. Will drink again when available.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown in color with a thin tan head. Malty and grainy nose with coffee notes. Malty and sorta watery flavor with a roasty finish.


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