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Highland Oatmeal Porter - Highland Brewing

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1,030 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,030
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 34
Gots: 54 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-11-2012 22:41:39 | More by thegerm87
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-09-2012 20:43:00 | More by swimbikerundrink
Photo of EmilySanders

3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-09-2012 18:15:15 | More by EmilySanders
Photo of jasonvorhz

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-09-2012 16:58:54 | More by jasonvorhz
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-08-2012 23:16:26 | More by beerFool28607
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-07-2012 21:03:37 | More by gungoat
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

03-03-2012 22:47:48 | More by carrollmel7
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-02-2012 22:26:03 | More by sansho
Photo of jnjander


4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-28-2012 03:09:56 | More by jnjander
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

02-25-2012 17:36:13 | More by jmponder
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New York

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at Angus Barn in Raleigh, NC

A - Pours cola brown with decent foam retention and lacing. Settles quickly.

S - Smells like chocolate, with some malty scent. Not roasty, and tends to be sweet.

T - Flavors of chocolate malt, sugary candy, and a bit of maple syrup. A bit thinner than I'd like for a porter, but a solid taste anyway.

M - Feels light, smooth, and has enough bite to make this a tasty porter. Could have a second one.

O - Solid porter, and was great with my meal. Kind of a lighter version of Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Porter.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2012 22:58:20 | More by socon67
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.9%

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

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-20-2012 07:30:48 | More by greencovesteve
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3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 12 FL. OZ. bottle of this from Ingles Grocery Store in Asheville, NC & added to my Mix-A-Six Pack for $8.88. Poured from the Blue/Dark Tan labeled bottle w/ the Highland Scotsman on the front into my 16oz Grand Teton Brewing Co Pint Glass. Has no freshness date on the bottle.

Aroma- Tons of roastiness and sweetness hits the nose first. Then a light amount of coffee comes around. Light-medium hop aroma too.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger, tan head that has fantastic retention. Has a very dark brown body with decent clarity. Leaves thick rings of lace behind.

Flavor- Strongly malted and very sweet from the beginning. Very well balanced between the malt and hop. Lightest bitterness level at the finish and slightly toasty.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, Sweet, and leaves bit of toastiness on the palate.

Overall Impression- Maybe its just me, but I couldn't find much oatmeal at all in this one! Very sweet and roasty but just couldn't find this characteristic. Would say this is a nice Porter and very well balanced. Recommend if available!

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 20:40:07 | More by DCon
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-19-2012 03:50:43 | More by Jeffani
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-19-2012 00:39:11 | More by Danny1217
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3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Black, pours a nice thick head that lasts for a while too.

Aroma: Very mild, just a hint of roasted malt.

Taste: Soft and malty, a nice round flavour typical for oatmeal stouts and porters. Lingering aftertaste of roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, balanced.

Overall: It's a solid oatmeal porter, better than average, but nothing amazing.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 21:34:11 | More by Arborescence
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

02-16-2012 13:19:38 | More by poopsmitherson
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16%

02-13-2012 22:36:26 | More by AndyTaylor
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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Nice dark, stout like appearance, small amount of head, lacing is light.

Smell - Roasted dark malt dominates the nose, slight smoke smell as well.

Taste - Roasted malt flavor also dominates the taste, with a hint of oats on the back-end. Also getting chocolate in the middle, with little to no bitterness (nice!). Chocolate also lingers well after consumption. Very good tasting brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium to light carbonation, about spot-on for this style. Not too much as far as body goes with it falling in the medium to light range. Makes it easy to drink quickly though!

Overall - This was my first brew from the Highland Brewing Company thanks to a good friend of mine who brought me some from out of state (thx Wendell!). I was impressed with the drinkablity of this brew as it wasn't too bitter, not too heavy, and promoted a nice roasty, chocolaty taste throughout. Might be a little better with more of an oat profile, but overall a very nice brew!

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 23:37:17 | More by xybreeder
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-10-2012 17:11:17 | More by tfsimpkins
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

Appearance: Pours brown from the bottle, but sits more black with considerable red highlights. Bone white head, not much retention.

Smell: Cocoa, roast, and some clean, green hops. Overall its a bit muted, but good if you sniff for it.

Taste: Sweet flavor with cocoa powder, caramelly, toasty malt, and a bit of of more burnt roast and bitterness near the end.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is pretty lively. Smooth, clean feeling. A bit dry in the finish.

Overall: A solid porter. I've had a billion of these going back probably 15 years, including many $8 pitchers poured into plastic cups at Hell in Chapel Hill. Seemed like a good choice for the UNC-Duke game. Glad its distributed in VA now.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 03:42:32 | More by rapidsequence
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3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very nice deep, dark brown. Only indications that this isn't black is a bit of light brown hue near the edges of the glass. Slight cream head, doesn't stick around for long.

Smells tasty. Nice malty, chocolatey characters. There's a slight sweetness in the nose but overall, the aroma isn't too powerful.

There's a lot going on with this beer. Believe it or not, the first thing I notice is how strong the hop bitterness is on this one. Not what I was expecting. There's definitely an oatmeal characteristic to this porter with a very roasty (almost burnt) finish.

Really enjoy the mouthfeel on this one. Really full, really creamy, really smooth. The carbonation level is pretty spot on and the finish is quite crisp, despite the lingering roasted notes.

Overall, pretty decent. Not quite as roasty and chocolatey as I was expecting based on the nose but a decent interpretation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:26:35 | More by qthompso
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North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pure black with no head.

Smells of roasted malts and coffee.

Tastes of rich malts with a slightly bitter after taste.

This beer feels very smooth and goes down easy.

This is a very tasty porter and possibly one of my favourites in this style.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 00:39:51 | More by Dave1999
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-05-2012 00:04:32 | More by stampfler07
Highland Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
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