RATINGS: 770   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A unique Highland creation, this robust beer is black in color, very malty with hints of chocolate-roasted flavor and a well balanced hop character.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Pours like a coke with no head and pour lacing. Full malty sweet aroma of caramel, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of fig. The flavor is decent, has a good grassy hop balance to the sweet malty taste. But this beer is just way too weak and tastes watered down. Very thin palate - its like this is a light porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, nearly black. Very small white head that disappeared quickly. Predictable coffee and chocolate aroma accented by caramel. Smooth feel. Malty, but not overly so, and well balanced with the hops. Slight coffee after bite. Oatmeal flavor came out as it warmed a little. I gotta say, we make some tasty porters here in NC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Brown/black pour, medium, short lasting brownish head. Roasted malt nose with little hop aroma evidnet. Feels a little on the thin side. Coffee flavoe with and underpinning of malty sweetness that is quickly overtaken by spicy/piney, and bitter hops. Dry finish. A good, but not great, porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Poured dark brown, with an off0white head that dissipated quickly, leaving little lace. The aroma was malty, with chocolate notes, and the flavor was about the same. A little bit of hops in the finish. The oatmeal comes through a bit in the palate. Overall, Ive had better porters, but it was certainly drinkable. The price was a bit much for what you get in return, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Bottle. Jet black in color with a nice tan head that was a little fizzy for a porter. Milk chocolate/caramel nose with a hint of hops. The flavor was roasted, chocolate, caramel with a hoppy balance. Light bitterness and a light chocolate aftertaste. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
A good dark beer. Very malty with a sweet smoothness thats not oppressive. Not very hoppy at all. Full thick body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reedcd2 (47) - USA - OCT 13, 2005
this beer has a nice, thick and smooth taste. pours very dark with a gentle head. nice smokey after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
(Draught) Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and fruit. Flavor of roasted malt and chocolate chip cookie dough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7809) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Rerate Must have had an old bottle last time around - much more chocolate flavor, aroma more pleasant with some creamy chocolate, mouthfeel missing that metallic feel. Original 2.9 Jax Beer and Wine, Atlanta, Ga - 12 oz bottle. Dark purple fading to black pour with a mocha colored head, thin, but long lasting. Not much of an aroma, perhaps a touch of fresh lake water, some school paste (the kind you ate as a kid). Flavor has some brief chocolate notes, some milkiness. Decent lacticity, medium thick mouthfeel. Tastes slightly metallic in the finish. Had worse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Caramel-coloerd head with moderate retention. Beer is dark brown, almost black, slight tinge of red when held up to bright light. Full-bodied and richly-flavored while still being smooth. Not as intense as many other porters. I think the presence of the oatmeal mellows it out. Maybe it isnt truly representitive of porters, but I dont care...I like it.

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