DrinkEmUpJones (1068) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
JHeath99 (1016) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a deep dark brown with thick toffee colored head. Aroma of coffee and roastiness. Taste of roasted malts with heavy coffee notes and hints of some sort of spice.
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 (1000) - 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.
DocJitsu (999) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nearly opaque dark brown color with a dark reddish-tan head. Coffee on milk chocolate aromas. A little thin for the style. Micropinching carbonation scrub starting midway. Smoky olive, fruity, coffee, and faint dark chocolate flavors. Pretty acidic.
devman171 (988) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, aroma is strong espresso beans. Taste is coffee roast with a sweet medium finish
rangerred (940) - 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 doesn’t 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. I’m 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.
matthewjk (924) - 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. Didn’t hit all notes I would like, but a good showing. Serving: 12oz bottle
GandGKevin (920) - 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.
Gachupines (917) - 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, it’s a bit thin though the flavor is nice. This is a really good coffee porter that could be great with a little more body.