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Highland Oatmeal Porter - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,088 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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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)
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

dharmabum1102, Aug 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

hsc12, Aug 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

BarronFlood, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of JCaweinstein
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown in color, one finger light tan head that has some large bubbles in it. It's moderately carbonated.
I taste mostly some bitter hop flavors as well as bitter chocolate. As the beer warms the oatmeal flavors start to be become more apparent.
The aromas are chocolate and and oatmeal with no hop aromas being detectable.
It's a thin bodied beer that starts bitter moves into some chocolatey semisweetness and finishes with a bitter coffee like aftertaste.
I think this beer is ok, I picked it up in a mixed 12 and will enjoy the remainder but probably wouldn't spring for this again.

JCaweinstein, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of matttttYCE
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pint glass. Head is about a finger high, light tan froth, and fades to a light dusting and ring. Beer is not quite jet black but a discernibly murky dark brown.

Aroma is of sweet and lighter malts and light-medium roast, bitter chocolate, with mild smoothness and silky oat scents, hints of light coffee, and muted hops in the background. Pleasant.

Malty sweetness, roasted/mildly burnt malts and oats, coffee presence that is not strong but present lets say and nice. Beyond that some chocolates, more so cocoa powder, as well as some bitterness beyond that of the coffee and such that I attribute more to a decent hop profile, though not a strong one mind you.

Mouthfeel is quite balanced and smooth. Is there a word for a consistency that is a bit more watery than creamy? That's what this is. Light-round carbonation. Almost marshmallowy body, sounds crazy but, it's light and airy but smooth with some substance kinda like a barely roasted marshmallow.

Overall damn decent beer. Of course I tend to have an affinity for smooth drinking porters. Oats and a bit more of a hopping than you'd expect are what set this one apart. Would gladly have this porter again, it's quite nice.

matttttYCE, Aug 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

EigenBeer, Jul 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Lynn, Jul 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

KerMUDGEon, Jul 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

rolltide8425, Jul 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

retreminy, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jjauga, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ChaseTheAce, Jul 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

bigmoose125, Jul 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Jamstone714, Jul 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Furches, Jul 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

AlexM, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - black w tan head. Very nice appearance.

S- malty and chocolate

T- nice chocolaty and roasted flavor. Dry and hopped finish.

M- pleasant but a tad dry on the pallet in the finish.

O- a very well made oatmeal American styled porter. Definitely recommend.

bubseymour, Jul 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

IrishColonial, Jul 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

gregu2, Jul 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Jason_Quad, Jul 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Hanzo, Jul 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

jtb0608, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

matthageman, Jun 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

BeerdNick, Jun 25, 2012
Highland Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 1,088 ratings.