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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks for the bottle Mike! Dark/opaque black pour with nice fluffy and lasting tan head, a fair amount of carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass, aroma brought nice roasted coffee bean, espresso and cold press type coffee, some slight milk and dark chocolates, hints of a red berry, nice oaty type notes as well as a slight spicy note. Taste is pretty nice, some sweet red fruits and chocolate up front lead into bitter espresso, coffee bean, touch of chocolate and roast notes again come in with a touch of earth, finishing fairly dry, slightly bitter but not as much as the coffee would let on. Nicely done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8691) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Tap at House of Beer in Orlando. Dark pour with a light brown head. Fantastic roasted coffee, with a bit of caramel and chocolate. Rich coffee grounds on the nose. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msuredwings (3) - - DEC 12, 2012 does not count
Draft pint at Mela Asheville. I think coffee porter is a great concept like a nice expresso. Smooth with a coffee bean bite. One of the better offerings I have had from Highland. Chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, dough, leather, earthy, butterscotch. Will drink again when available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2014 Very good porter dark chocolate smooth beautiful, black pour, white head, nose is chocolate, same with taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Strong coffee flavor with a touch of oats. Has a dark toasted malt bitterness . Hops are there but not dominate. This a fantastic beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garbageman (485) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2013
From bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma was all espresso, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste followed with a slight vanilla sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1735) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle from trade. Pours dark as black coffee with a clingy beige head. Aroma of medium roast coffee, spent grains. Flavor is caramel, multigrain bread, good coffee flavor with mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Crazy Expresso taste. Coffee beans and water. Black pour with white head. Sampler draft at bier garden in Asheville. Almost too much coffee going here but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1031) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2014
12 oz bottle, served in a pint glass. Pours dark inky brownish black with medium thin lacy mocha head. Aroma is big fresh coffee and dark roasty chocolate malts. Taste is rich, very dark chocolate malt... nice charred notes without tasting burnt. Coffee flavors are there, but less so than the aroma and are dominated by the heavy roasty flavory. Tough to pick between this and the Oatmeal Porter... the coffee flavor here is a wonderful match for the dark chocolate malt notes, though it lacks the overall smoothness the Oatmeal Porter has. Maybe a hair shy of the Oatmeal, but this is very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11784) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of coffee, bakers cocoa, roasted malt and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, earthiness and light cocoa with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.

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