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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This robust porter has a full body with some hints of chocolate from the chocolate malt and midnight wheat. The mild noble hop aroma showcases the roasty flavors and subtle fruit and spice notes of the artisan-roasted Fair Trade/Organic coffee of Black Mountain, NC’s Dynamite Roasting Co.

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3.7
Suttree (6504) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Man, I love beers with coffee in ’em. Absolutely love ’em. This one by Highland doesn’t really bring any innovation to the genre, but it’s still delicious and well made. I could drink a lot of this. Sampled at Knoxville brewer’s jam. 2011.

3.7
elgiacomo (747) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2011
12oz bottled November 1, 2011. Served at around 55F.

Pours dark brown to black with a two finger brown head that leaves spotty lacing and holds a small creamy cap.

Aroma is roasted premium coffee, milk chocolate, roasted malts, straightforward, but good...especially the coffee.

Flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, some caramel & bread, some acidity and bitterness but there is some underlying sweetness not unlike a sweet stout. Minimal to no alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little creamy with good carbonation.

Very tasty coffee brew. The coffee comes through best in the aroma but still is pretty front and center in the flavor as well.

3.7
emacgee (4705) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Pours dark black with chestnut brown edges and one finger of tan head. Nose is very nice, molasses and sweet java notes. Lots of chocolate and a light roast. Coffee flavor is a tad weak. Spent grounds and bitter bakers chocolate. Noticeable acidity from the coffee and dark grain. Medium body with a slightly thin feel and almost absent carbonation.

3.7
durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bought a 12-pack of this and almost forgot to rate it. Pours nearly black, just brown around the edges. Pours with a small head, but otherwise mostly flat. Nose is roasty coffee and cocoa nibs. Yum. Taste is a bit thin, as is the palate. Extra love for the cheap price tag.

3.7
zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2011
12 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC. Dark brown pour with a creamy khaki head. Aroma of strong coffee, rich dark chocolate, and dark roasted malts. Bitter coffee is most certainly noted in the flavor but is not overwhelming or unpleasant. It is more reminscent of cold coffee than anything. A good coffee porter.

3.7
blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Coffee aroma, with roasted malts and light sweetness. The flavor has sweet coffee, light roasted malts, and some floral hoppy bitterness. Pretty good.

3.7
rbrazell (1763) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Black pour with a small bubbly brown head that fades. Nose is deep roasted malts, tons of coffee and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is roast, fresh coffee and some sweet milk chocolate. Finishes a bit dry and bitter. Very nice coffee porter.

3.7
smith4498 (3674) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pours dark brown/black color with tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate with roasted malts. Roasted malt flavor with a moderate amount of coffee and some chocolate. Somewhat ashy. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.7
Brewbie (497) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2012
12o bottle. dark black pour, thin tan head. nice dark roast coffee aroma. light carbonation and intial taste of bitter roast. nice coffee finish. creamier as it warms.

3.7
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Pours black from the bottle, with a foamy, mocha-brown head. The aroma is distinctly reminiscent of coffee and milk, with a bit of milk chocolate and some kind of dry mineral character beneath. The flavor is pleasantly mild, with a light coffee bitterness and lactose sweetness predominating, although some herbal hops and bittersweet chocolate are also present. Overall, although the flavor is a bit dominated by the coffee character, it doesn’t change the impression of this beer as a pleasant, drinkable porter.


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