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RATINGS: 766   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 12/29/2012. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark burgundy color. The head is a two finger light khaki color with a great texture. It never really fades fully, topping the body off like mocha. S: Cocoa powder, grains (not roasted), vanilla, and faint coffee beans. A bit reminiscent of a really good brown ale more than a porter/stout - but that doesnt mean it isnt a nice aroma. T: More bitter than the aroma. It actually seems to feature a healthy hop bill, finishing with a decent amount of earth, pine, and even a touch of grapefruit. The bottle says this has a well-balanced hop character, and I can actually agree to that - only thing I dont like is the slight vegetal touch on the finish. Before the hops kick in, the flavor opens with roasted coffee beans and chocolate (with both flavors bleeding through to the aftertaste slightly). Its a bit mild, but balanced very well. M: Classically bone dry and clean. The flavor leaves the palate as quickly as it enters, but I like how the hops never come across as being overly acidic. This is very easy to drink with spot on carbonation aiding its nature. O: A solid no-frills hoppy porter. This isnt a world beater, but Id buy a 6 pack of it given a limited selection at a store.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (5634) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The aroma has strong molasses and licorice notes. Leathery and herbal. This beer actually comes across a lot like a black ipa. Medium body and high carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (4361) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at The Dancing Camel. Very dark brown. Vanilla, chocolate milk, soft roastiness aroma. Roasty, bitter, a little ash taste. Full body, roasty bitterness, ash finish. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1776) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a long-lasting light tan head. Some chocolate, oatmeal, and brown dinner bread flavors. Unique.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12373) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks kerenmk. Brown. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, caramel, toast. Sweetish flavor with chocolate, some roast, nuts. Medium-bodied. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (2046) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle at Findlays in Gaylord, Nashville, 12th July 16. Pours black, aroma is chocolate, smoke. Taste is smooth, chocolate, smoke, malts. Palate medium carbonated, not bad

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
partchapol (99) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Smell of coffee, cacao, oat, malt. Drink from bottle, cant see color. Taste of tart coffee, porter bitterness, right carbonated. Slightly slimy texture. Above average, good beer overall.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (7137) - Utah, USA - JUL 7, 2016
12oz bottle thanks to TAR
Pours dark brown with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma of cocoa, dark fruit and caramel. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and fruity
Decent

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hman43 (1238) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2016
It pours dark brown with a brown head. There are moderate fruit aroma with Roast, chocolate, and some nut. There are flavors of roast and citrus with chocolate, oats, and nut. It has a moderate feel that is on the heavy side with a moderately high bitter finish. It has a fairly high level of carbonation. Overall it is a malt forward ale with a pleasant balance of citrus hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (15270) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of roasted oats, chocolate toast and vanilla - medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (6884) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle. Brown with tan head. Roasted, dry malt aromas. Flavors are roasted, light sweet and dry notes.


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