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. jhliesen (836) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Bottle--Pours an almost black brown with a beige head. Contains both chocolate and roasted aromas and tastes with a light touch of carbonation. theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Black with a medium tan head. Nose and taste overwhelmed with chocolate. Very full in the mouth, silky, goes down smooth. Tastes cold. shrubber85 (11710) - 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. MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Very dark body with a pleasant smell. Taste of oatmeal very present with slight roasted flavors following. The end was slightly hoppy, almost balanced. Wonderful beer, but I think it needed to be a bit more roasted and chocolatey to be called a porter. It didn’t contain a bite like a stout would either. It was very smooth... not sure what to call it except good!
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2006
This is another good porter. A very dark black pour with just to right amount of chocolate flavor and malt. With Yazoo no longer making their porter at this time, Highland will be taking its place in the meantime. Riccardi50 (19) - Montreat, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2008
A very good porter. When Highland sticks to the basics and can do no wrong. This beer is ok in a bottle but is amazing on tap. rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2011
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a very dark ruby with a thick 1 finger tan head. Excellent head retention and lacing.
Smells of coffee and some dark chocolate. Definitely a roasted malt presence.
The taste carries over some of these dark chocolate notes along with a sweet taste. The roasted malt comes in later and the beer finishes with a nice bitterness. Slightly smoky as well. Mouthfeel is decent. Slightly sticky.
Overall this is a pretty good beer and one that should definitely be picked up where available. 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.