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Highland Oatmeal Porter - Highland Brewing

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Highland Oatmeal PorterHighland Oatmeal Porter

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very good

1,181 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,181
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 37
Gots: 124 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: pezoids on 09-17-2002

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Ratings: 1,181 | Reviews: 538
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I loved this beer, however I am impartial to porters. Aroma's were oaky and malty, but the mouthfeel was very crisp and refreshing to me. Had a nice, toasty, dark appearance with a one finger head. I'd like to try this on draught. It's been a few weeks since I've had it but i remember enjoying it.

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

12 ounce bottle -> New Belgium glass

This offering pours up a deep opaque black with a nice one finger tan head and plenty of spiderweb like lacing left behind. The smell is kind of faint. All I could really perceive was a kind of nebulous hard to define freshness. Taste is very nice. I picked up an initial malty sweetness along with cola, carame, and coffee. The finish is a nice balanced coffee, and chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy. This is a very nice offering. I'd drink it again easily!!!

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

Poured from a growler I picked up in Greenwood, SC at Corley's Market. Pours an almost jet black with ruby highlights, nice rocky tannish frothy head with lacing ringing the glass after every sip. Nice roasty aroma with a faint spicy hop background. Taste is medium bodied with a silky smooth finish from the oats. A little subdued for a porter in my opinion, but nice maltiness with hints of chocolate and caramel, some hops detectable on the back end. Silky smooth and easy to drink. I think I will have another.

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

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark burgundy color. The head is a two finger light khaki color with a great texture. It never really fades fully, topping the body off like mocha.

S: Cocoa powder, grains (not roasted), vanilla, and faint coffee beans. A bit reminiscent of a really good brown ale more than a porter/stout - but that doesn't mean it isn't a nice aroma.

T: More bitter than the aroma. It actually seems to feature a healthy hop bill, finishing with a decent amount of earth, pine, and even a touch of grapefruit. The bottle says this has a 'well-balanced hop character', and I can actually agree to that - only thing I don't like is the slight vegetal touch on the finish. Before the hops kick in, the flavor opens with roasted coffee beans and chocolate (with both flavors bleeding through to the aftertaste slightly). It's a bit mild, but balanced very well.

M: Classically bone dry and clean. The flavor leaves the palate as quickly as it enters, but I like how the hops never come across as being overly acidic. This is very easy to drink with spot on carbonation aiding its nature.

O: A solid no-frills hoppy porter. This isn't a world beater, but I'd buy a 6 pack of it given a limited selection at a store.

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A: Pours a clear very dark amber in color with some almost black color present and light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass. The beer has a two finger tall creamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a couple of small thick patches, a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of dark roasted malts with some hints of chocolate and coffee as the beer warms.

T: Light flavors of roasted malts with some moderate flavors of oatmeal upfront. There are lighter notes of dark chocolate and coffee towards the finish. Moderate bitterness that fades quickly is present.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy with quite a bit of dryness in the finish.

O: The alcohol in this beer is pretty well hidden and the lighter body/flavors makes this beer easy to drink. Enjoyable flavors with just enough complexity to make me want to have another of these.

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Highland Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
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