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This robust porter has a full body with some hints of chocolate from the chocolate malt and midnight wheat. The mild noble hop aroma showcases the roasty flavors and subtle fruit and spice notes of the artisan-roasted Fair Trade/Organic coffee of Black Mountain, NC’s Dynamite Roasting Co.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
8balls (12) - Winston-Salem, USA - DEC 20, 2012
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!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
foyle (254) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: ½” creamy off white head, beer is nearly black—almost no light penetration. No carbonation bubbles visible. Aroma: Coffee, Roasted Barley, Dark Chocolate Mouthfeel: medium to heavy bodied, moderately carbonated, rich, finish is similar to dark coffee. Flavor: A coffee infused porter that tastes exactly as advertised. Coffee/Expresso is the dominant flavor. In addition there is some chocolate malt, toffee, and a mild hop presence. I don’t pick up a great deal of fruit flavors as the brewer advertises, maybe some orange peel and a little raisin. Overall: very good cold weather beer, I would not be able to down this one in Summer. A give this beer a solid A grade for the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2013
6 pack for 9.49. I’ve been waiting for this one all year. Pours black with a slight amber hue to it and a tan head. Really nice looking porter. Smells like coffee and a little roasted malt as well. Taste is pretty much the same; coffee and roasted malts. Body is medium, a little thinner than I like though. I won’t hold it against this beer simply because of how good it is. Definitely worth the wait.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cedwards1650 (16) - - NOV 17, 2013
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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firemarshal (178) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle into shaker. Jet black with tan dense head. Coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasty, slightly spicy aroma. Predominant taste is chocolate, with coffee, roasted nuts, cloves. Chewy palate with a bit of spice and carb. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reverendj (183) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Predominately coffee aroma enhanced by the hints of earthy hops. Deeply black color capped by a moderate nutmeg head. Smooth coffee up front chased by mild chocolate with a nice roastiness on the finish. Decadent enough to serve with a warm chocolate desert. GREAT BEER !

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (887) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Early Christmas present from a friend. Dark brown with a tan head. Smokey,Roasted malt aroma with coffee and vanilla and coffee notes and some pine from hops. Creamy feel in mouth. Sweet vanilla caramel start. Then a roasted malt and dark coffee flavor finish. One of the best names for a beer I’ve seen

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (954) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 20, 2011
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmongoose (1389) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2012
on draft poured dark brown opaque with no head. the aroma of roasted malts, roasted coffee, mild chocolate. medium bodied porter with the flavors of the same roasted malts, coffee, hints of chocolate, very full flavored very very good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1509) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Dark opaque brownish black pour. Small mocha head. Aroma is all coffee with heavy chicory. The porter is mostly coffee, especially espresso with roasted bark. Finish is smooth, slightly bitter and lasting. Quite an easy drinking porter, may have it for breakfast tomorrow. Quaff Score ( drinkability with hearty enjoyment ) 8 / 10


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