1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Highland Oatmeal Porter - Highland Brewing

Not Rated.
Highland Oatmeal PorterHighland Oatmeal Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,088 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,088
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 36
Gots: 70 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Highland Oatmeal Porter Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,088 | Reviews: 526 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TastyAdventure
4/5  rDev +3.1%

TastyAdventure, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of jasonvorhz
4/5  rDev +3.1%

jasonvorhz, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of GallowsThief
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into my Duvel tulip.

A - Deep, dark caramel brown look. Moderate creamy brown head. Just a little bit of lacing but it sticks.

S - Has a great malty smell bit it is very light. Nice and roasty as well.

T - Nice forward malt taste as well. Just a small hint of chocolate. Nice sweetness when it finishes.

M - Very light carbonation. Thinner then expected but does coat the mouth nicely. Light to medium bodied. Leaves a sweet creamy taste.

D - This is a nice porter. Drinkable for sure. Get some drink some!

GallowsThief, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of RKel888
4/5  rDev +3.1%

RKel888, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of BradShook
4/5  rDev +3.1%

BradShook, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of mentor
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber provided by GCBrewingCo. Thanks for the opportunity. Pours a 1/2 finger brown-tan head over a very dark brown liquid. Very dark mohogeny brown when held to light. Nose is chocolatey with a touch of molasses and some alcohol. Some dry rough hoppy, like the middle of a piece of dried out driftwood (freshwater) that's just been cracked open. Taste is mostly chocolate with noticable coffee-ish roast beneath, as well as bitter/sour (perhaps from black patent). There is a rough grassy near the end that's a bit combative, but a re-emergance of the chocolate in a more syrupy tasting form fights it off. The mouthfeel isn't as smooth and creamy as I was expecting, perhaps because the coffee and hop put an edge on the beer. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Although the beer leaves my mouth dry, I'm left with enjoyable memories of sweeter chocolate. Not a tremendously complecated beer, but definitely enjoyable.

mentor, Jul 25, 2005
Photo of LuckySevens82
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle courtesy of Ninjaworm (thanks, Oak, for providing my beer for the week).
Pours a deep brown with a slightly off white head. Head is well formed, and retention is pretty good. Lacing is a bit lacking, but with the style, it's not that surprising.
Smell is roasted malts, chocolate, some vanilla, oatmeal, and just a hint of hops.
Taste is chocolate, roasted coffee, a bit of vanilla, and quite a bit more hops than I would have thought. A definite smoothness is brought about by the oatmeal in this one.
Mouthfeel is nice, smooth, coats the tongue, and just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Overall, another fantastic beer from Highland. I really should have bought more of this stuff when I was in NC. I haven't had a single beer from this brewery that I didn't like.

LuckySevens82, Jul 01, 2005
Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Gatordaddy, May 27, 2013
Photo of bigbutter
4/5  rDev +3.1%

bigbutter, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4/5  rDev +3.1%

ShemRahBoo, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of bosox941827
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into Great Dane imperial pint glass
A - Dark brown but with a lot of red to it as well when held to the light; foamy head of the pour that thins to a beige lacing
S - A bit of chocolate, roasted malts, hint of black licorice, maybe some molasses as well.
T - Chocolate and roasted malts, with just a hint of sweetness of the sip; roasted malts and coffee flavors assert themselves mid-palate, with just a slightly bitter lingering finish, from both hopping and the roasted malts. A bit of a smoky-tobacco flavor lingers long after the sip as well, and the effect is to dry out the tongue.
M - Just a tad thin; this is one of the drier porters I've had; carbonation is fairly low as well.
Despite the dryness of this one, it really is a pretty drinkable porter; really got to fight the urge to pound this one. Another strong effort from the always reliable Highland brewery.

bosox941827, Apr 06, 2011
Photo of AGB
4/5  rDev +3.1%

AGB, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Jeffani
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Jeffani, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of eargle
4/5  rDev +3.1%

eargle, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of smweir
4/5  rDev +3.1%

smweir, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Shilt
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Shilt, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of victory4me
4/5  rDev +3.1%

victory4me, May 29, 2014
Photo of ThaBobfather
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very nearly black brown color with a slight ring of dark tan head.
Smell is highly roasted-some coffee and possibly white chocolate.
Taste is well blended-the oatmeal and chocolate come through well with a good ending of roasted malt.
Finish is solid-I'm left with a good oatmeal after-thought of flavor.
Drinks fairly well-no hang ups in this smooth porter.

ThaBobfather, Feb 17, 2010
Photo of Cooker_stp
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Cooker_stp, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of wrangler449
4/5  rDev +3.1%

wrangler449, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of marley2112
4/5  rDev +3.1%

marley2112, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of ScorpyX
4/5  rDev +3.1%

ScorpyX, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +3.1%

RoryOMoore, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev +3.1%

ZEB89, Oct 21, 2013
Highland Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 1,088 ratings.