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Highland Oatmeal Porter - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,078 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,078
Reviews: 524
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 35
Gots: 69 | FT: 0
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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5/5  rDev +28.9%

twowheelssoar, Feb 21, 2012
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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.

RBorsato, Jan 15, 2003
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

CGMLS3, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

ChrisTHE, Mar 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

jonathaniler, Dec 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

TEAMHOLT, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

wmichaelwalker, Jul 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

UncleWesticles, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

thebouch01, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Rudd3rs, Jul 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

GHeinze89, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

jennaski01, Jan 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

RochefortChris, Mar 31, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

NCbeerpirate, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

BeerNut78, Jan 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

captainbearcat, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

TwoForty, Mar 04, 2013
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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...

BreadSlicer, Oct 12, 2007
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4.84/5  rDev +24.7%

Wph22840, Yesterday at 12:10 AM
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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."

dubman003, Feb 03, 2006
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

rworkman, Nov 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

jtb0608, Jun 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

robertmitchum, Aug 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

ACinSC, May 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

abernethyj, Jul 09, 2013
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Highland Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 1,078 ratings.