Highland Oatmeal Porter | Highland Brewing

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3.87/5
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Highland Oatmeal PorterHighland Oatmeal Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States
highlandbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 09-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,069
Reviews:
568
Ratings:
1,383
pDev:
11.37%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on draft, cold in a shaker pint at fridge temp 5.9% ABV 35 IBU per menu at Magic Mushroom Myrtle Beach SC. The beer is dense black with light brown head that persists. The aroma is mild of roast and vague sweetness. The taste is roasty malts. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated, soft and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, very good. Nice beer and went well with pizza etc.

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3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Overall good brown beer. Notes of light chocolate and a tinge of nuttiness. 2+in head on heavy pour. No filling sensation. Good but could have been better imo a oatmeal porter is thick and hearty this has oatmeal porter properties but feels light and fluffy. Will not buy again.

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3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz can into my Sam Adams “perfect pint” glass, this one is an extremely dark, nearly black brown color with very little light transmission. Pillowy, fluffy brown-tan head of copious foam, slow fade to a tight collar with a moderate amount of clingy lace. Nose of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, maybe a hint of molasses. In the mouth it has a nice toasted malt/dark chocolate vibe with hints of vanilla and a tiny bit of sweet malt in the background. I can’t really detect any “oatmeal” character, however. Clean, dry bitter finish. Mouth feel is spot on; it’s chewy and mealy just a notch or two below foamy with a good hearty feel. Overall, a very solid porter. Would try again.

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4.74/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a near black with a light brown/tan head and decent head retention and better clinging side glass lace.
Aroma: sweet and malty. Roasted malts and the smell of oatmeal.
Taste: Creamy, coffee flavor. Sweet but with roasted, toasty malts.
Well balanced, bitter sweet finish.

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3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Received from @Dragginballs76 in NBS BIF #6 – Thanks Michael!
12oz bottle filled 06/02/17. Stored in my 42 degree reefer; served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – Weak aroma of roasted malt.
Head – Average (Maximum two cm, aggressive pour), tan, dense with a few rocks, average retention, diminishing to a two to three mm ring and a partial layer.
Lacing – Poor. Spaghetti-like strands of tiny bubbles, mostly open space.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque.
Flavor – Not much. A little roasted malt, a touch of hop bitterness. Swallow ends with maltiness. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – Almost medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression: I last had Highland’s offerings in 2010, my most recent trip to Asheville. They were slightly above average then. This is essentially the same – just above average. “Weak” and “almost” best describe this porter. Definitely easy drinking.
Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.5.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Highland Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,383 ratings