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Highland Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Porter - Highland Brewing

Highland Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Porter
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 7.14%

Brewed by:
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: brentk56 on 06-15-2013)
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11 ounce pour - Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Very dark brown body, a little amber at its edges, with a slim, albeit slowly receding, ivory-hued head.

Smell: Mildly fragrant nose, but, you do gets your wanted notes of roast, chocolate, caramel, fruit, as well as the oak and vanilla from the bourbon.

Taste: Splash of cola, slight milk chocolate, very sparse roastiness. A light dark fruitiness. Highland delivers a gentle bourbon character, it's not overpowering, nor is it lacking, it's just enough to brighten up the standard slight flavors. Closes out with a surprising zing of crispness.

Mouthfeel: Just under medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: I was not a huge fan of the original HOP, and, I'll admit, I was concerned the barrel-aging could even be a hindrance,

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2014 16:46:31 | More by ChainGangGuy
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-12-2014 20:42:31 | More by Falcone
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-04-2013 05:35:41 | More by RochefortChris
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-06-2013 02:32:32 | More by egrethel
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-28-2013 04:50:43 | More by briancross
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3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Its coloration is very dark and full with amber, coffee, chocolate tones. It smells nice with starchy oatmeal ovations. Once poured the head grows with a white head turning brown as it recedes. The mouth feel is not overly carbonated with a rich full snap that is pleasing without a hit of alcohol or fruit. It goes down smooth and leaves a mild aftertaste that is slightly bitter. I can think of a few better. If you are looking for a solid american porter without any fruity tastes this one is it. I like it. However, I will not keep this one around.


Where are the stinkin funyons?

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 00:42:50 | More by nofunyons
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North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aged in Woodford barrels

Appearance: The beer arrives with dark brown liquid supplemented by ruby highlights; a fluffy tan head manages to leave shards of lace along the sides of the glass

Smell: Burnt coffee with mellow undertones of roasted oats and hints of Bourbon, oak and vanilla

Taste: Starts out with a charred sensation that grows slightly bitter by mid-palate, when some coffee elements kick in; after the swallow, the Bourbon, oak and vanilla tones add another angle; chocolate appears in the finish

Mouthfeel: Creamy, but a bit light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice angle on one of Highland's better beers; would love to see them do a bottle release of this one

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2013 22:06:49 | More by brentk56
Highland Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
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