Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Sams Quick Stop. Dark near black pour with ring of tan head. Kinda picked up the hops more than the malty base. Chocolate and roast were very faint, while a solid dose of earthy bitterness pervades. Did hide the abv rather well. Smooth on the finish with a crisp hop bite. Not a huge fan of this, but I did love the name though.
OldGrowth (3461) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pints at Tylerís Apex. Good aroma, sweet. Clean dark orangy brown color, ok head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Solid black ipa, and expect nothing else from Highland. good roasty grain, coffee and molasses, with little pine also in aroma. Good bittersweet flavor. good to find here in the triangle.