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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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, NCs Dynamite Roasting Co.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1527) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Pours black with brown head. Has a coffee and roasted malt aroma. A coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. A lingering coffee and roasted malt aftertaste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nasty3939 (26) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Had a pint at WOB in Destin. I have this right behind their Black Watch as my 2nd favorite beer from Highland. A robust coffee forward porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Coffee and hint of chocolate malt aroma. Smooth, no carbonation. Nicely balanced and the coffee flavor is perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (4039) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2012
22 oz bomber pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee and malts. Taste is the malts, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (4510) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours black with a thin khaki head that doesnt leave any lacing. Nice coffee aroma. They did a good job with the roasting. The coffee complements the porter base nicely. Clean finish. Very tasty. I wish I had another bottle of this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
12 ounce bottle - $1.69 at Charlies Beer and Wine in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours what appears to be an essentially black body with a full, thick finger of medium-tan-hued foam.

Smell: Roasty, coffee-accented nose with a touch of bitter chocolate and increasingly fainter, lighter notes of caramel, pale malts, spicy hops, and fruit.

Taste: Roasty coffee and bitterish chocolate mingled with the base pale malts. Some thin traces of caramel, maybe even a fat drop of molasses in there as well. Very low fruitiness. Modestly spicy hops aided a bit by the roast, the carbonation, and wheat. Roasty finish with some of that dark chocolate lingering into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation, though theres an added skosh of crispness on the tail end of the swallow.

Overall: A solid, enjoyable coffee-infused porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7762) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Pours jet black and thick with a sticky khaki colored head that leaves a nice coat of lacing. Luxuriant aroma with plenty of strong black coffee notes, some bittersweet chocolate. Flavor has some hints of licorice, a bit of creosote, strong espresso, bittersweet dark unsweetened chocolate and a back end of potting soil. Nice dry mouthfeel. Extremely enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RochefortChris (8) - Taylors, South Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2012 does not count
Poured into a dimpled mug and almost completely black. Excellent coffee aroma and full mouthfeel. Along with coffee hints of dark chocolate and taffy which make for a nice balance of flavor. I actually expected more out of this as I enjoy Highlands beers. Nothing great but overall a very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
November 2012. From bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Coffee, chocolate, spice and roasted malt aromas. Coffee shows well throughout with the spice. Bitter hops on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Brewvival 2011, on tap. Dark black large frothy light brown Sweet roast chocolate and coffee aroma Big coffee flavor some roast chocolate and caramel Med bod mod carb.


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