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RATINGS: 774   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
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Draught at the Barley's, Asheville, NC. Dark reddish brown almost black colour with a small light tan head. Roasted malt, sweetness, mild coffee and dark chocolate in the aroma. Roasted malt, sweetness and mild hops in the flavour. Decent porter. A bit less sweetness and it'll be great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
shrubber85 (11402) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Bottle. Dark chocolate and molasses malt aroma. Dark brown color with small head. Strong chocolate malt flavor with a slight burnt grain and hops finish. Nice full palate which is closer to a stout in mouthfeel. A great porter.

2.6
hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Bottle... Extremely dark pour (clear ruby when held up to bright light). Small, fizzy, beige head. Both the aroma and flavor are somewhat bland, but unoffensive. Maybe a light touch of chocolate. Light-bodied and lightly creamy with fizzy carbonation. Watery finish. Not bad, but nothing really going on here either.

3.8
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2008
Bottle in Atlanta. Very nice. Super dark pour with a nice beige head. Coffee, chocolate and caramel are evident on the nose and in the flavor. Some good sweetness and a bit yeaty. Mouthfeel isnt quite as good as the flavor, but this is good stuff.

3.5
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/24/1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewfest, Chattanooga

btl: dark, thin head, slight roasted malt aroma, light bodied, high carbonation, lost of roasted flavor with just a touch of oatmeal essence, light sweet finish
-------- /> Date: 09/17/1997
Mode: tap

black, robust tan head, slightly sweet and roasty chocolate aroma, light body, rich chocolate flavor with a hint of roasted, touch of bitterness in the finish
-------- /> Date: 01/26/2002
Words: Barley’s
Words: Ashville

ultra smooth chocolate flavor, solid lace (nitro?), amazing velvet character, light chocolate flavor, could be a great winter session beer, upgraded from 2 to 3 rating on body alone, better in the sample size, or is it warmth?

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.8
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Thanks to Suttree for this. Pours dark black (deep burgundy through direct light) with one-finger tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocoff, cabernet. Tastes malty, with a smooth, complex mouthfeel giving way to big chocoff, some hops, and a fruity merlot-ish finish. Admirable balance and complexity. As it warms, more chocolate syrup comes out, and some milk stouty elements. Reminds me a little of Lancaster Milk Stout. Nice beer.

3.1
ManVsBeer (10464) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2017
Bottle from Harris Teeter, Hampstead, North Carolina. Extremely dark red with a small head. Its dark malts have a small grittiness to them, but no real roasted malts found here. There is a smoothness within its texture.

3.5
alexsdad06 (10413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2007
12 oz. bottle from decaturstevo. Thanks Steve. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized beige head that collapses to a thin layer. The aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malt, and just a hint of fruit. The flavor has the same roasted malts, fruits (cherry), chocolate, with some sourness in the finish. Medium bodied at best. Very drinkable.

3.5
jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2008
2008-10-14. Black body with brown around the edges, decent tan head. (4+) Dusty malt n the aroma, light sweet and roasty malt hints at licorice, very mild herbal touches. (7+) Similar flavour, dry cocoa kissed dusty malt, light herbaceous touches. (7+) Average to thin bodied palate is quite thin for a porter and probably the only significant flaw for me. Pleasant. Bottle shared by Jon Walker

3.4
gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
Bottled from Total Wine & More Clearwater, on January 21, 2014.
Filled 11/19/13. 12 fl oz.
Clear dark brown color, fluffy teal head. Sweet, malty, a bit hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.. Sweet, malty scent. Grainy aftertaste.


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