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RATINGS: 770   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - AUG 6, 2009
Low smell. Taste has lots of "hints" in it...hints of chocolate, hints of coffee, but never really commits itself to anything substantial. Instead, there is a semi-metallic tone to the flavours which cancels out any good thing. carbonation is also rather high; which is not a good thing. But...there is a nice malty feeling and a semi-scotchy presence to be felt. It"s not all bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 9, 2009
355 mL as a bonus from dkachur! Pours a deep amber- definitely not black- with a very thin, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a smidgen of lacing. Aroma is chocolate malt, a little roasted malt, some toffee and brown sugar. Taste is lots of brown sugar, milk chocolate. Way too sweet for me. Very oily palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6176) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2010
Almost a black pour, it is covered by a fading off-white head. Mostly roast focused nose where biscuity, but burnt dark malts lean more towards chocolate than coffee. Nutty and leafy/earthy on the palate, it is more bitter than aromatic in terms of hops. The oatmeal contributes a certain roundness on this semi-thick ale with moderate carbonation. A competent dark ale, but just not particularly engaging. Ive had more impressive from Highland, but just have not been charmed in a while, even with the beers I preferred from them.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foyle (416) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: Very dark reddish brown, almost black. Forms a puffy 2" inch head that dissipates slowly leaving significant lacing. Aroma: roasted and smoked grains, coffee/chocolate, earthy hops Mouthfeel: medium bodied and creamy. Slightly sticky. Flavor: complex for a session ale. This porter is robust with flavors of creamy oats, bitterness of chocolate and coffee, and an earthy hop bite, definite smokey flavor. Overall: A very good porter if you enjoy smoke flavor (not my personal taste)

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1725) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Poured from a tap. Hazy light brown color, excellent lasting creamy light brown head. Light malt and mild roasted coffee aroma. Moderate sweet, bitter and salty flavor with a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnwokedi89 (106) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2014
I am a fan of deeper and darker porters. The Oatmeal porter, while good, is missing the deep coffee/chocolate taste of other porter offerings. I consider this offering to almost in essence be a "lite-porter" if you catch my drift

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bufordbrewer (42) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Dark brown, tan head. Dont get any smoothness you would expect of an oatmeal. Mild chocolate flavor, sweetness a little, followed by a little bitterness on the tail end.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2005
I try to support Highland as often as possible, it being a local brew and all, but I really didnt like this porter. I tend to enjoy porters, but this beer was extremely disappointing to me. Trying to pinpoint the issue, I think it might lie in the aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Pours a deep brown. Nice frothy head from the oats. Good creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is somewhat bland. Not much to say other that its a standar porter. Decent and drinkable brew, but nothing to write home about.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
on tap-pours a tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-coffee. Taste is dark malt-chocolate/faint coffee, secondary faint hops.


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