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Highland Oatmeal Porter - Highland Brewing

Highland Oatmeal PorterHighland Oatmeal Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

949 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 949
Reviews: 517
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%


Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 09-17-2002)
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Thiestru

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12-oz. glass into my Terrapin pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark; it looks black unless you hold it up to sunlight. Had a two-finger cream-colored head at first. Head diminishes over time but doesn't disappear. Impressive lacing.

Smell: Roasty, coffee-like malts. What did you expect?

Taste: Roasty, coffee-like malts (of course), but also something I can only describe as 'plantiness'. I guess that's the hops worming their way through, but this is definitely a malt-lover's beer. There's a little bitterness at the back, which is kind of interesting.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, fairly thick, but not too much, and indeed not as much as I expected. It's quite pleasant.

Drinkability: Ah yes, drinkability. Hrm, above average, I suppose, but I know from first-hand experience what it's like to drink too many of these in a night (after drinking mead, no less!), so I'm a little averse to drinking more than one of these a sitting. This is completely subjective and the beer can't be faulted for my inability to control myself, but there it is.

I avoided this beer for years after one ill-fated night that involved lots of this and lots of mead, and now that I've finally given it its long-deserved second chance, I feel kind of bad. Any malt-lover should seek this out, and even those of you inclined to hops; it might surprise you. (For the record, I count myself among the hopheads' numbers.)

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2010 23:16:48 | More by Thiestru
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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TheDoctor

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3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:
Pours a dark black-brown with a huge creamy tan head that rockily settles from four fingers to two. Excellent retention; spotty lacing.

S:
Sweet and malty. Molasses, dark fruit, licorice, nuts, vague herbal hops.

T:
Soft and smooth. Very nutty with some strong, quick bitterness on the finish. Nuts, bitter chocolate, Coke, coffee. Simple, but good.

M:
Medium bodied with some carbonation and a velvety feel on the whole. Very drinkable, and smooth (the oatmeal, methinks).

O:
Very nice porter.
The beer pours really nice, with a sturdy head and lots of it. It has a pretty subtle nose, but it does carry pleasant nutty and roasty aromas. The beer tastes really good and is all-in-all a very straightforward, tasty, drinkable beer.
Would have again; worth trying if you are around where it is brewed.

Serving type: bottle

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4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oatmeal stouts and porters are my favourite beer styles so my reviews of these tend to be a little biased. This particular Oatmeal Porter has a beautiful black color and a small head as it should. Smells of coffee, grains, and a little chocolate. The taste is fantastic. I am a huge fan of Highland. This Oatmeal porter is delicious and I would highly recommend it to those who love dark, strong beer.

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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.

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Highland Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 949 ratings.