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RATINGS: 760   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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3.6
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Very dark brown with a diminishing beige head and spotty lacing. Coffee, roasty, chocolate, cereal, light hops. Not something to call home about, or over the top--just a good porter.

3.6
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2006
Pours very dark but translucent with a beautiful head. The nose is roasted malt with a touch of chocolate. The palate is slightly hoppy but well balanced with the chocolate flavors coming in the middle. Good beer.

3.3
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a chilled shaker (ugh) at Salsa’s in Asheville, this is a really nice porter, with an opaque body bleeding to grapefruit hues around the edges. There is a ton of sweet malt in the flavor, but the oatmeal mellows it and keeps it from becoming too cloying. With a whisper of hops in the finish, this is clean enough to pair with relatively spicy food, though it surely would be better with roasted red meats. The biggest down note is the body, which - as seems to be par for the course for Highland - suffers from artificial carbonation.

3.9
adavis234 (289) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Draught at Flying Saucer. Pours a deep brown almost black color with a thick, nut brown head. Strong chocolate, smoky roast malt aroma. Flavor similar to the aroma with thick roasted chocolate malt flavor. A thick, delicious brew.

3
zug4abby (288) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Bottle from Beer_Hawk. Pours a hazy, medium brown color with a small off white head and decent amount of lacing. Aroma is mild with a slight roastiness and a dry, oatmeal hint that hits the nose. Flavor is weak with slightly bitter coffee hints and a little bit of vanilla coming through at the end. Kind of drying on the palate. not a bad beer at all but there really isn’t anything that sounds out about this beer (in my opinion).

3.5
Stampion (288) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2012
A nice dark porter. Not as thick as you might expect. Slightly chocolately with a good balance. No real aftertaste, which is a positive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2002
Pretty tasty. A nice smooth and creamy porter..............................

3.5
Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2013
10/5/13 bottle given to me from Barry. Nice stout. Cut from the same cloth as eddyfitz. Lots of coffee on the nose. Good porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Pours a deep, dark-chocolate brown with a bit of amber shining through around the edges and a head that is both cream-colored and texturally creamy. Not much perceptible on the nose other than a mild roasted malt sweetness. The flavor is much more pronounced, and although the lactose-like sweetness is dominant, the roasted, coffee-like nature of the malts and a bit of the earthy oatmeal come through as well. Also, even though the sweetness is the primary component of the flavor, it is not overpowering or artificial. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but overall this is a solid, easy-drinking porter.

3.4
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Not bad for my first foray into the Highland product line. Beerfest casualty, I don’t remember much. I would have to say it was on the lighter side of what I’m used to in a porter.


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