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Highland Oatmeal Porter - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,030 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,030
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 34
Gots: 54 | FT: 1
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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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.9%

02-21-2012 00:06:56 | More by twowheelssoar
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RBorsato

Virginia

5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Black-ish with ruby red highlights and a low dark brown head. Chocolatey aroma dominates with a light hop character. Rich, smooth chocolatey flavor with a nice hop balance. Med-full bodied and creamy smooth.

Much more pleasant than many other hoppy dark beers such as Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout -- Highland just seems to be better balanced and not over the top on hops.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2003 10:43:55 | More by RBorsato
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CGMLS3

Florida

5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-09-2011 02:37:48 | More by CGMLS3
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ChrisTHE


5/5  rDev +28.9%

03-23-2012 15:22:54 | More by ChrisTHE
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-27-2012 02:41:45 | More by jonathaniler
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.9%

11-14-2011 17:13:32 | More by TEAMHOLT
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wmichaelwalker


5/5  rDev +28.9%

07-22-2014 02:45:41 | More by wmichaelwalker
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UncleWesticles

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.9%

11-16-2011 15:44:09 | More by UncleWesticles
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.9%

11-15-2011 02:23:18 | More by thebouch01
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Rudd3rs


5/5  rDev +28.9%

07-17-2014 21:56:10 | More by Rudd3rs
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GHeinze89

Georgia

5/5  rDev +28.9%

11-23-2011 06:49:55 | More by GHeinze89
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jennaski01

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.9%

01-03-2012 02:04:33 | More by jennaski01
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.9%

03-31-2013 02:14:22 | More by RochefortChris
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.9%

11-15-2011 16:54:23 | More by NCbeerpirate
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BeerNut78

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.9%

01-26-2012 00:12:27 | More by BeerNut78
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.9%

11-22-2011 15:50:26 | More by captainbearcat
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TwoForty

Florida

5/5  rDev +28.9%

03-04-2013 21:57:28 | More by TwoForty
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BreadSlicer

Georgia

4.9/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Beautiful dark, deep amber but looks black when not held up against a lighted background.

Smell: Just like everything else the smell isn't over-whelming but it's unique, very interesting, and complex. I'm not exactly sure what gives it the unique twist but I like it!

Taste: Say hello to my personal 'reference' beer. This is the beer that I keep coming back to after I try different beers and comparing them to this one. The way this beer balances everything is what makes it special for me personally. Not just the hops/malts/oatmeal/etc but the way it's also full-bodied and complex enough to always keep me interested but subtle enough not to wear you out. It manages to both satisfy and leave you wanting more at the same time. Balance, balance, balance...I'm all about the balance and this beer puts on a clinic. If it had legs it would be doing the Ralph Machio butterfly stance.

Mouthfeel: Doesn't strike me as particularly oily but has a fuller texture than most porters. The oatmeal leaves a little 'something' on the back of your tongue that almost makes you want to chew. Most gratifying! Very smooth and sophisticated just like everything else.

Drinkability: The definition of drinkability for reasons stated above. The only beer that may be even more drinkable is another Highland product (Gaelic Ale)...but that's another story.

I have GOT to make a trip to Asheville one of these days...

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2007 03:55:58 | More by BreadSlicer
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dubman003

New Hampshire

4.8/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This isn't a get-drunk beer; this is an exceptional porter that should be enjoyed with a steak and friends. Don't eat the friends, lol. Excellent, possibly the best beer I've ever tried. I wish I could take this beer to every company that makes a porter and say, "This is how you make a porter."

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2006 04:20:12 | More by dubman003
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rworkman

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

11-25-2012 06:21:57 | More by rworkman
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jtb0608

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

06-29-2012 23:03:20 | More by jtb0608
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robertmitchum

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

08-16-2013 18:00:14 | More by robertmitchum
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ACinSC

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

05-25-2013 06:55:49 | More by ACinSC
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abernethyj

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

07-09-2013 21:33:23 | More by abernethyj
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alicemcneil

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

11-27-2012 10:54:14 | More by alicemcneil
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Highland Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
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