RATINGS: 760   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, nearly black. Very small white head that disappeared quickly. Predictable coffee and chocolate aroma accented by caramel. Smooth feel. Malty, but not overly so, and well balanced with the hops. Slight coffee after bite. Oatmeal flavor came out as it warmed a little. I gotta say, we make some tasty porters here in NC.

Bill Becker (1916) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Nov 2007

I got this one in a trade with autumnaldave. Thanks Dave!

This pours from 12oz bottle a clear dark brown with reddish hues and a 1 finger head of tannish foam with lots of lacing and it shrinks to a fine layer by the end of the session and there's still some lacing. How cool.

The smell has strong but nice notes of coffee and chocolate.

The taste on first sip brings a big roasted coffee flavour and some nice dark chocolate in the background. Very smooth and thickish mouthfeel to this one and it has a very nice bitter finish from both the coffee flavour and the chocolate.

A few more sips in and I'm noticing how I really enjoy this Porter...I'll be sad when my session is done because this certainly is an easy one to kick back. Oh, and when I let a sip sit on my tongue for a bit, I could swear I'm tasting some dark fruit. Delicious.

Bottom line: Porters are a *great* style of beer when made properly and this sample from Highland fits the bill nicely!(no pun intended)
Thanks again, Dave!

Bacchus66 (967) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2017
12oz bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Dark chocolate and malt nose. Lightly roasted flavors, creamy chocolate, coffee, toast. Light-medium bodied, silky smooth finish.

delynstirewalt (2) - - JUL 10, 2017 does not count
Heavy on the pallet, dark and delicious. Not super bitter at all. Great mouthfeel, not as creamy as I like ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ManVsBeer (10973) - 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.

voyageurmike (512) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Draft at Growler USA. Dark brown full bodied beer. Dry taste of roasted malt, finishes mild. Unexciting.

Learninbeer (654) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2017
The aroma is a little barnyard smell. Pours dark brown with beige head, mostly diminishing and excellent lacing. The taste is umami, not much to it. The body is medium/light, the texture thin, the carbonation lively and the finish abrupt. Doesn’t make it for me but this beer did sit in the fridge for awhile,

raymow (1803) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2017
on tap at Grumpy Monks in Myrtle Beach - super dark in color. Not much aroma. A nice porter.

ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Carolina Ale House in Columbia, SC. The appearance is a dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma is mostly coffee and malt. The taste is very similar to the nose with some slight raisin flavor added.

jflopsu (1842) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Pours dark brown with tan head. Has a roasted malt, coffee, and grain aroma. A taste of roasted malts, grains, coffee, and some chocolate. A dry grain and roasted malt aftertaste.

Drjohnrock (841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2016
From mix 6 pack bought at Village Market (Harris Teeter’s yuppie division), Johns Island, South Carolina, tasted on July 22, 2016. Very dark brown/coffee color, nice roasted malt aroma with some chocolate, slick texture, toasted malt/chocolate/oat flavor significantly compromised by chemical taste and astringency.

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