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style
RATINGS: 770   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (16587) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2010
Sample. Dark brown with tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, dry and chocolate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16393) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
A: The pour is a dark brown with some dark red/ruby highlights and a thin off-white head. S: Smells really charred and ashy. A slight acidity, but there is a nice creamy chocolate/cocoa aroma underneath it. Nice roasted malt and some coffee or maybe coffee grounds. T: Quite bitter with a lot of acidity and plenty of ash and acrid coffee notes. Lots of roasted malt flavor, maybe a little bit of dark fruit notes. I dont really get much, if any chocolate or oatmeal out of this. M: The body is on the thin side with a medium carbonation. D: The lack of oatmeal character in this beer was quite disappointing. It really lacked the usual smooth and full mouthfeel that oatmeal provides.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (15951) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of roasted oats, chocolate toast and vanilla - medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
Bottle at Papss - Thanks. Clear red/brown - white head. Berries. ryebread, nutty, ok malty, light hoppy, coffee, burned notes, high malty, light bitterness. A bit plain.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14895) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Pours a dark amber brown with not much head. Aroma is "celery". Not quite medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is "celery" with some mild toasted malt. Its not offensive, but its not all that strong anything. Pleasant. Does leave some burnt bitter aspects in the mouth. If theres chocolate, its low key.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, earthiness, light charcoal and light carmel. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of earthiness, dark chocolate, light roastiness and a hint of vanilla with a smooth dry malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14203) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Draft at Taco Mac, TN. Pours black color with an average frothy light brown head that was lasting with fair lacing. Moderate roasted coffee nutty aroma. Medium body. Balanced roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of an average duration. Drinkable porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (14028) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Black body with a medium tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, light roasty. Taste is pretty much the same with some coffee added. Finish is light coffee bitter. Creamy medium body. Very nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13906) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (13565) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
A reddish dark brown porter with a thick brown head. An herbal and funky chocolate and funky aroma, wild herbal coffee notes. In mouth, a bitter chocolate malt with grassy notes, medium bodied. On tap at Great North Carolina Brewers Fest., August 28 2010.


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