AWISLguy (1012) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Stuart. Pours a very dark brown with a tan head, leaving very little lace. Aroma has coffee .... and coffee. Wow, like cold coffee to the nose, with some caramel underneath. Coffee fan, so that was terrific. Taste is of coffee, and sweet caramel, and some chocolate. Fairly thin Light to medium bodied. First half glass was cellar temperature and the refrigerator temp was far superior. Finishes coffee bitter with some sweetness, and perhaps a bit short. Enjoyably tasty, very coffee porter, just somewhat thin. Rating - due to the 5 compartments - probably higher than where this should be. Aroma WAS very nice. Taste WAS thin, but tasty enough. Finished nicely bittersweet. Add some depth and to a coffee-enjoyer, this would be easily 4+ total. Very nice smell and good flavors.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 12/30/11. One of my more anticipated new NC beers to try, so I was excited to see this one on tap at City Bev in town. A huge rocky tan head capped this mother off. The nose was strong with roasted coffee and chocolate powder. I really am digging the freshly ground aroma. Nice strong coffee presence. The body is moderate-to-full, yet still drinkable. The alcohol level must be low, because this one is disappearing quickly. Big coffee notes, chocolate, slight nutty presence melded within. Dang. This one delivered. My new favorite Highland offering. Now to seek out some bottles...
AR (983) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Taco Mac in Peachtree City. A strong peat malt in a robust porter. Tasted similar to a Guinness, but not quite as smooth.
tnkw01 (933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark, brown with a dark head. Smells of coffee. Taste is also of coffee. Just ok.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong espresso aromas. Nice roasty coffee flavors. Very very good coffee porter from Highland.
JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a jet black with fluffy tan brown head. Nose and taste is all coffee in the front and a bit of a tart finish. Not bad at all.
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matthewjk (847) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Highland strikes with a smooth, creamy, and coffee-laced treat. Didnít hit all notes I would like, but a good showing. Serving: 12oz bottle
rangerred (842) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 20, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours jet black with a one finger tan head. Pretty good lacing.
The smell is just wonderful. Coffee and dark chocolate dominate with some caramel. Smells like a cappuccino!
The taste starts off great but doesnít finish well. There is a heavy coffee and caramel flavor along with chocolate, much like the smell. However soon after there is a strong bitterness that takes hold. Iím guessing it is from the coffee but it just seems to disrupt the flow of things.
This is a good beer overall but I feel the coffee bitterness could be toned down just a bit. I would drink it again, though.
icehawk (831) - 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.
Gachupines (787) - USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is strong coffee and some bittersweet malt. The body is the downside however. Overall, itís a bit thin though the flavor is nice. This is a really good coffee porter that could be great with a little more body.