8balls (12) - Winston-Salem, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
Leighton (12635) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared during RBWG 2015 - Tampa. Pours clear brown with a foamy beige head. Rich coffee throughout, with earthy hops and dry cocoa. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Fairly dry on the finish, moderately roasty, with further coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Nice beer.
SudsMcDuff (6327) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle on the bus, backseat .. . pours dark brown .. light foam .. . some cheap coffee and brown bread crust .. light mouth, finish- like most highland beers .. . . then they would have been extremely uncomfortable and later on had the gnarly shit of their life.
jtclockwork (9869) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of coffee, light chocolate and vanilla. Medium body.
crajun (1026) - , Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle dated 12/13 to glass. Wonderful coffee aroma - one of the better coffee aromas... big dark brown froth head. Taste was better cold; as it warmed it seemed more watery and less flavorful. coffee was main flavor with roast....
jkwood04 (4324) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a teku. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of coffee, some roasted malts with light notes of caramel and chocolate, hints of bitterness from hops, and some light dough. Flavor the same but it has a very nice balance of coffee and the beer. Average texture and carb. A pretty good beer, that was actually better than I was expecting.
Travlr (14195) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bus beer, RBWG 2015. Deep maroon color. Aroma of huge coffee. Taste is pure coffee, light body.
BOSSbrewer (2150) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at porch Nite thanks to Brisben. Pours dark brown with one finger of creamy head. Aroma is some coffee some dark fruits and some maltiness. Flavor follows. Fairly sweet. A bit too much. But overall a nice beer.
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swoopjones (6537) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. dark pour medium body. aromas of coffee,roasted malts, & some chocolate. flavor folows up aroma as expected with a sweet finish. Decent mouthfeel, good porter
BelgianBeerGal (3280) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
ABC PCB growler. Gorgeous brown pour with a foamy, tan head that lasts forever. Big roasty aroma with a hint of coffee. Nice flavor that hints at coffee but also reminds me of roasted peanuts. Nice.
llcooldave (1148) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in the glass. Smoky coffee and cocoa aroma. Dry on the palate with a tobacco, cocoa and coffee flavor. Overall, tasty!