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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2005
This is by far one of the best porters I have ever had. Nice roasted coffee flavor and aroma. It is the smoothest and best mouthfeel I have ever had. When you want a world class porter, look no further.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Aroma of currant, grape, black cherry, oats, molasses. Appears a deep, dark, almost opaque brown with hints of ruby when held to the light. Flavor is mild roast coffee and chocolate; no apparent flavor of oatmeal. Palate is medium-light, a bit slick, with mild effervescence. Overall, a superb underlying porter but dissapointing in the non-appearance of oatmeal flavor. Still, my thanks go to Jonathan for this fine North Carolinian brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
finn1918 (233) - Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a one-finger light brown head that fades quickly and leaves very little lacing. Aroma is weak, but mostly chocolate malts. Taste is the same, with sweetness overcoming a very modest hop bitterness. Overall, this is a very solid beer, but nothing particularly noteworthy. I could go for a second of these.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Pours dark brown with a faint head. Smell is chocolate, A robust roasty flavour with light chocolate and hop characters, Not a bad porter. I had good judgement buying this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2006
Nice crown head on top of the black body. A good amount of lacing. Typical aroma for a porter: coffee, burnt, toasted, but little in th eway of hops. Didnt smell much that would label this an "oatmeal" porter. I wouldve expected a little more bread/dough aroma. Taste was good, but not great. A nice little bit of coffee in the long finish.

4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiMuBai (222) - - DEC 21, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 Malty aroma with a bitter finish. Nice lacing down the glass. A hint of chocolate. Solid effort by Highland.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a thin white lacing. Charred, roasted malt aroma. Earthy, roasted malt, peanut, bitterness taste. Good beet

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Pours black with a thin light head and good lacing. Smells roasty. Tastes very roasty with a little dark chocolate bitter/sweetness. Thinner mouthfeel than expected, but a pleasant surprise. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2005
bottle. poured out an enticing rich, super dark rugby, nearly black. Foamy tan head, lasted and laced nicely. initial chocolatety malt that turns to toasted, roasted finish. The hops were not very prevalent in the finish but it has a nice overall finish. I liked how the malt was not very sweet and highlighted the toasted flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tobias (208) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2004
12 oz bottle: pours a very dark brown/black with a fluffy tan head. the aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate with hints of citrus and coffee. nice dark chocolated roasted bitterness with some grapefruit and more chocolate. very nice creamy mouthfeel. a nice burntness on the end.


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