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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A dark, almost black beer, with a brown head. The Highwater Porter has a distinct hop flavor and arouma with a dry, roast barley finish and medium body.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MurfDog (8) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2011 does not count
Pours a dark brown with no head at all. Body was a little thin for my tast. A bit too carbonated, I like Porters to be a little more still. A bit disappointing since the two other beers I had that night were good & solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Draft at the brewery. Poured a very dark brown with a fluffy tan head, left lacing as I drank. Aroma is nutty, coffee, roastiness. This feels creamy and smooth on the palate, very nice. Tastes of coffee, nuts, roast, a bit of acidicness, char. Has a bit of a twinge of what I think is DMS, kind of a vegetal note, which knocked it down a notch or two for me. Still pretty solid, though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007 Fruit and roast aromas. Dark coloured smooth and slightly rich on the palate with some bitterness in a crisp roast finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2009
pours a dark brown with a ruby tint when held to the light, above average carbonation, a medium size light brown head, and some lacing. smell is faint, cocoa, weak coffee, and a touch of vanilla. taste is dry, cocoa powder, coffee, and roasted nuts, ends dry with just a smidgen of bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5582) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Roasty sweet aroma. Dark brown pour, thin head. Lots of roasted malts in the flavor with underlying sweetness, a touch of bitterness in the finish. Pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2008
On draught at the brewpub in Mt Vernon, Washington. Pours an opaque dark cola brown brew with an average sized, creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates to an off white ring and film top. Aroma of toasted dark malts, a touch of chocolate, and a hint of mocha. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of toasted dark malt, light chocolate, some roasted nuts and a touch of citrus hops. Finish is semi-dry with a toasted malt aftertaste with some mild bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2008
On tap at the brewery in Mt. Vernon, WA--Poured a dark brown-black body with a medium whitish head. Roasty, dark fruit, coffee, nutty, caramel nose. Carbonic yet smooth chocolate mouthfeel. Very nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8847) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Bottle… Pours dark and sits pitch black with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Terrific, small, tight retention. Roastiness abounds in an aroma that provides warm notes of coffee, nuts and chocolate. Full-bodied and silky-smooth with vigorous carbonation. Balanced nicely by chocolate sweetness and minerally bitterness. Singed and caramelized, chocolaty finish. Bottle provided by mgumby10!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Pours dark brown with a big,foamy, well retained light brown head. Smells pretty roasty, with big doese of dark and caramel malt, light bitter dark chocolate, and subtle hops. The flavor is more on the roasty side than anything, very creamy on the palate and extremely easy drinkiing. Some hoppiness is evident in the finish, but the malt and roast dominate this brews character. Solid little porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10736) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Bomber from Bottle Trek. Nearly opaque brown color with a decent tan head. Toasted/roasted malt aroma with some chocolate. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is smooth toasted malt with a little bitter. Make that a fair amount of hop bitter. Fairly smooth finish. Excellent porter. Finishes dryish.


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