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Highland Oatmeal Porter - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,176 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,176
Reviews: 537
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 36
Gots: 117 | 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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 09-17-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a very dark ruby with a thick 1 finger tan head. Excellent head retention and lacing.

Smells of coffee and some dark chocolate. Definitely a roasted malt presence.

The taste carries over some of these dark chocolate notes along with a sweet taste. The roasted malt comes in later and the beer finishes with a nice bitterness. Slightly smoky as well. Mouthfeel is decent. Slightly sticky.

Overall this is a pretty good beer and one that should definitely be picked up where available.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Highland Oatmeal Porter has an appearance typical of a good example of the style. I particularly enjoyed the complex aroma, in which I detected sweet cream, malt sugar, cinnamon, some hop, and lightly toasted grain. What really surprised me was that the taste was a lot hoppier than I expected for the style and the aroma as well. I would have awarded a higher score if not for the lighter body and a bit of a metallic/oxidized off flavor in the finish.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Many, many thanks to csmiley for the bottle. Thanks, dood!

Oatmeal Porter pours a darker, chocolate fudge color. It’s not opaque. Plenty of light cuts through and reveals burgundy highlights. A nice tan head tops it and rises to a finger and a half in height. It’s slow to recede and leaves a rather sticky web of lace clinging to the glass. Looks good.

The nose is good. Smells mostly like roasted and chocolate malts Bittersweet dark chocolate seems to be the strongest scent. There’s a good bit of coffee that complements the malts nicely. There are some light, hoppy notes. Smells a little grassy and noble in character. Alcohol is blended very well and isn’t noticeable at all. Smells good to me.

The flavor is very consistent with the nose. Roasted and chocolate malts are the base. The chocolate variety definitely tastes like bittersweet dark chocolate. Tasty. Roasted coffee is secondary, but adds a lot to the overall flavor. It’s a really nice complement to the malt base. There are some light hoppy notes. They’re grassy and a tad citric. Subtle, but they are noted. I’m not complaining. Alcohol is very light in the mix. Not noticeable at all. Finishes chocolaty and roasty.

Oatmeal Porter has a body that’s on the lighter side. It feels a tad thin. It’s not a big beer, but it’d still benefit from a bit more heft. Carbonation is light. It goes down easy. It’s too thin to be smooth, but it’s easy drinking.

Oatmeal Porter is a good release from Highland Brewing Company. It’s relatively simple and straight forward. But, it has a nice flavor and is all-around pretty impressive. I’d prefer a little more body, but that’s about the only complaint I have. It’s good stuff. Definitely worth checking out.

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Poured into DFH pint glass.

A - Poured dark brown almost black non-transparent color with thin mocha head that quickly dissipated leaving light lacing around the glass.

S - Roasted malts dominate with hints of chocolate and smokiness.

T - Starts off with roasted malts followed by rich dark chocolate bitter flavor with light smokiness and a slightly dry finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - Very good porter from Highland with ABV well hidden, smooth and enjoyable overall. I would highly recommend it.

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Highland Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 1,176 ratings.