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. GT (10000) - San Diego, 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. bhensonb (15253) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Pours a dark amber brown with not much head. Aroma is "celery". Not quite medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is "celery" with some mild toasted malt. It’s not offensive, but it’s not all that strong anything. Pleasant. Does leave some burnt bitter aspects in the mouth. If there’s chocolate, it’s low key. Rastacouere (6177) - 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. I’ve had more impressive from Highland, but just have not been charmed in a while, even with the beers I preferred from them. garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - JAN 7, 2011
Pours dark brown colour with a normal tan head. Very little aroma of chocolate and roasty notes. Light sweetness, lightly bitter, hints of chocolate and coffee but very sublime. Is a heavy beer but with light body, not complex at all. Creamy feel, soft carbonation and a mild bitter short after taste. Ok.
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The beer pours a medium brown, lightly ruby highlights decently clear. This is pretty watery, not much retention or lacing.
The aroma is super light only gives off the slightest hint of coffee.
The taste is super boring and simple. It has some bitter 2 day old coffee taste that is super watery.
Boring, bad, light tasting. Blah. foyle (422) - 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) mike5326 (1754) - 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 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 Bufordbrewer (46) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Dark brown, tan head. Don’t get any smoothness you would expect of an oatmeal. Mild chocolate flavor, sweetness a little, followed by a little bitterness on the tail end.