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Highland Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Porter - Highland Brewing

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Highland Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Porter
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84
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 6.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brentk56 on 06-15-2013)
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
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,

ChainGangGuy, Feb 16, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of nofunyons
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Cheers
Nofunyons...

Where are the stinkin funyons?

nofunyons, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of rtrasr
4/5  rDev +6.1%

rtrasr, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Falcone, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
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

brentk56, Jun 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

bcsteve89, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

egrethel, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of RochefortChris
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

kylehay2004, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of briancross
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

briancross, Sep 28, 2013
Highland Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.