ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Dark copper pour, almost brown. Off white that quickly dissipates to one little "island" in the middle of the glass. Loads of toasted caramel malts on the nose. Drinking this cold was not enjoyable as once it warmed. Caramel malts up front and not as cloying once it had some time to breathe. Hints of wood and slightly roasty flavor. Slight hop spice on the finish. Overall a unique attempt, it is indeed a shame this replaced the tasgall ale. lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Bottle in trade from ROBORB. Thanks dude! Pours clear and amber with a beige head. Smell is nutty, fruity and malty. Taste is nutty, with a date like sweetness, some dustiness and toasty and tartness as well. Medium to full body with soft to medium carbonation. Pretty good for the style, I thought. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Bottle from Sam’s. Given the name, I was surprised to see the copper/amber pour coming out of the bottle. Pleasantly surprised, I might add. Malty nose. A bit of floral hops. Sweet notes of caramel and toffee. Toasty. Similar on the palate. Quite drinkable. Another solid offering from this brewery. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Bottle, thanks to Mike/Swoopjones @ Cole’s. Copper body, light tan head. Nose is vaguely fecal with roasty malt and crisp hoppiness. Flavor is roasty malt, caramel, a hint of cocoa. Hops come out as does roast in the finish but I can’t get past that nose. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Bottle from Brawleys. Pours out a dark brown color with a white head on it. Smell is sweet and fruity, with not much else going on. The taste is really similar, with nothing much going on. Sure its drinkable, but I kind of expected more from this one. Not much to say for a beer that really doesnt offer alot.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Got this on draft at Mellow Mushroom and expected it to be a easy drinking lager. It turned out to be a heavy, almost brown ale with dark malt charachterstics and a hefty bite, call it a BOCK so i dont have to chew a beer down that i expect to be crisp and clean. Nothing "smooth" about this. Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2008
So I’m watching Headbanger’s Ball and I realize that I am drinking a beer that fails to evoke any sort of emotion out of me at all. It’s pretty sweet. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2008
Draught at the WBF in Raleigh. Copper, with white head, good lacing. Sweet aroma, with caramel. Flavor is grainy, poorly balanced. Dissapointing finish. Unusual from Highland, most of their beers are excellent. DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2008
12 oz. bottle on 6/14/08. 00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Aroma - Toasty grain, hay, caramel, floral, peppery spice.
Medium body and carbonation, and a surprisingly clean palate with the substantial malt contributions.
Flavor - Malty, burnt sugar flavors support a lengthy, spicy bitterness.
Medium body and effervescence, clean palate.
Actually, a refreshing and well crafted beer, and it kind of surprised me. Based on the name (probably an unwise assumption) I was expecting some type of genreic light lager. This has some character and appeal.
pours out a nice light bright color with a medium tan head. aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor is very much the same with a lightly dry finish. over all not bad, but not something ill go for again