Highland Oatmeal Porter - Highland Brewing
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Reviews by CaskofFlyingDog:
3.65/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: almost jet black with a small amount of red hues, dark kahki head with small bubbles stays around for a little while then turns to little bubbley foam ontop. A small amount of lacing.
Smell: like a lot of porters/stouts I smelled but one of the better smelling ones - burnt malt ,a bit of lactose? hints of coffee, maybe even pumperknickel bread or even a sweet roll
Taste: sour - almost grapefruity, alchohol, and a grainy kind of bite,
Mouthfeel- very fluid a little harsh bite on the pallate but still quite enjoyable nonetheless.
Drinkability: this beer is very surprising from what i'd though it'd be like. It has elements that I remember from other porters/stouts that I thought was strange but they do it well. Really unique I think. It's neat. This beer seems like it'd go really well with chocolate maybe a cigar on a nice brisk night. I must commend Highland in Asheville for having the guts to do such a different brew in this region. I'm not quite crazy about it though. I'd have to be in a wierd mood to want it again.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2006 04:27:49 | More by CaskofFlyingDog
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3.74/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours an opaque black with a creamy, thick beige head.
S: Aromas of cream, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee, and astringent, herbal hops are present on the nose.
T: Notes of fruity, citrusy hops, minerals, coffee, vanilla bean, heavy cream, and dark chocolate fill the mouth. The fade is predictably bitter and roasty, with strong notes of cream, coffee, citrus, and dark chocolate.
M: Medium in body, dry, and a bit chalky. Carbonation is very intense for the style. Surprisingly, only a modest amount of silkiness is imparted by the oats.
O: This is a solid brew, but it really was not what I was expecting. Considering that the name strongly emphasizes the presence of oats, I was somewhat disappointed that I encountered difficulty detecting any distinctive oatmeal presence. Again, this is not a bad brew by any means, but I kind of feel that the oat flavors should have been more pronounced.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 15:51:38 | More by mrfrancis
Highland Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 935 ratings.