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!
drfabulous (3372) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce from a six pack. Black pour. Tan head. Coffee in nose and taste. Light body Solid coffee stout all around.
TimsRatings (264) - - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark with a finger of tan head. Aroma of molasses and coffee. Tastes of coffee mellowed by a touch of chocolate. Relatively mild for a coffee stout, but still definitely a coffee stout.
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jhp40219 (201) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black. Minimal tan head that leaves very little lacing. Aroma of fresh coffee beans, milk chocolate, and toasted caramel malts. Taste is slightly smoky with coffee, chocolate, caramel, and a hint of licorice and vanilla with a backbone of toasty malts and a bit of earthy hop bitterness. Moderate length somewhat dry finish of dark malts and a slight hoppiness underlying. Palate is a bit thin with a slick texture and average carbonation. Overall a very nice coffee porter. Very fresh tasting and actually pretty crisp. An easy drinker that can also double as a dessert beer as well.
jbrana (244) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of a boring coffee beer, but not bad. Has some bitter notes that balance the sweet roasty flavors and the strong coffee flavor.
nathan30533 (458) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is outside of my style of brew but still very enjoyable. Taste and smell the coffee. Great, great ale.
cedwards1650 (6) - - NOV 17, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good crisp aroma with notes of coffee, vanilla, hazelnut. Dark brown almost black color. Malty bitter taste at the beginning with a very strong coffee taste (as expected), smooth finish with after notes of vanilla and almond and a hint of chocolate. Overall a well made porter
JHeath99 (301) - - 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.
jeremugohio (81) - springboro, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty coffee porter. Nice coffee aroma and taste. Hints of chocolate. Pretty Decent porter and I would get again.
Jamesthebrit (131) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Very nice aroma. Bold dark roast coffee. Irony porter smell.
A: Pours looking a little thin. Head has some pretty big bubbles and sort of a dull brown color. Not mind blowing looks wise. Color is dark brown
T: Tastes like a porter. Lighter in body. Slight hints of coffee especially on the finish. Light on the taste. A bit acidic.
P: Acidic on the palate. Light. Some decent flavors but nothing bold.
Overall not a mind blowing beer but pretty good. Some nice coffee notes. Solid for a porter: seduce your friends who are afraid of dark beer with this one.
ReggieDunlap (2769) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has fresh mild coffee and roastiness. Flavor has nice fresh roasty coffee...a light and faint spiciness that almost comes off as hot pepper. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a roasty/bitter coffee finish...just a hint of a burn...id swear there was hot pepper in this. Fairly one dimensional but tasty.