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.
GandGKevin (917) - 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.
rangerred (896) - 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.
devman171 (893) - 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
matthewjk (888) - 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
JoePeesie (855) - 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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Gachupines (853) - 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.
DocJitsu (836) - 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.
JHeath99 (834) - 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.
icehawk (834) - 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.