Highland Oatmeal Porter - Highland Brewing
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3/5 rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
This poured nearly black with a thin loose foam head that quickly dissipated. The smell was strong with alcohol with espresso. The taste was almost astringent followed by strong espresso bitterness to finish. There was a pretty lengthy aftertaste for me. The mouthfeel was slightly thick, but not smooth like I was expecting--instead it was strongly biting, almost like sharp pinpricks on my tongue.
Overall I was disappointed with this beer. I was expecting a smoother feel. I guess I should have paid a bit more attention to the "hoppy" wording on the label--to me they overwhelmed the beer.
Edit: I was uninformed enough to not expect the hoppiness in this style. It put me off, but appears to be true to style--I have adjusted my review to reflectmore accurately the this accepted in this style and less my own preference within the style
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2008 12:16:56 | More by smerkinb
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