Oatmeal Porter
Highland Brewing

Oatmeal PorterOatmeal Porter
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Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Porter - American
Ranked #252
Ranked #17,871
3.87 | pDev: 11.37%
Mar 24, 2022
Sep 17, 2002
Very Good
Oatmeal PorterOatmeal Porter
Notes: None
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Ratings by BeegaBoGiga:
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3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BeegaBoGiga

Feb 15, 2022
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3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by GABronco

Nice dark color. Tan head that lasts. The smell was somewhat muted to me. It was a little more bitter than I expected. Overall a nice brew, but won’t make it into my rotation.

Mar 24, 2022
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3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up as part of a mixed six pack for $10.98 from the Ingles cooler on Spartanburg Hwy in Flat Rock 8-27-21. Bottled 5-10-21; consumed 11-16-21. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured cola brown with a big off white head that is two fingers after five minutes.

Nose is a decent bouquet of roasted malts and floral hops.

Taste is a roasted malt and oatmeal backbone that is hopped nicely enough to balance the sweetness. No astringency at all.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall a real likable sessionable brew. Definitely one at a nice price to put into the rotation occasionally!

Nov 16, 2021
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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Gmann from New York

Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a khaki colored head that settled into a light cap with some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of toasted brown bread and caramel. Perhaps a hint of chocolate.

The taste is of brown bread and scorched caramel. Some chicory. Roasted bitterness.

The oatmeal provides a nice smooth and heavier feel; soft carbonation. Starts sweet on the palate and finishes dry and bitter.

A nice flavorful porter. Oatmeal provides the girth to the beer and doesn't overpower.

Aug 06, 2021
3.63 by Jcreek from Illinois on Mar 31, 2021
4.04 by jchanley from Illinois on Mar 31, 2021
3.48 by Giantspace from Pennsylvania on Mar 14, 2021
3.5 by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina on Feb 14, 2021
2.85 by Jpenske212 from North Carolina on Jan 13, 2021
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mikeg67 from New Jersey

On tap at the brewery. Pours black with beige head. Aroma is of raisins, toasted malt, brown sugar, oatmeal cookies, coffee and chocolate. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is similar to aroma. Long almost dry finish. Very nice brew.

Oct 29, 2020
3.75 by jeschaefer from Texas on Sep 22, 2020
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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by nick_perry from North Carolina

Nicely structured porter. Dry malt taste, some notes of oats.

Aug 07, 2020
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2.83/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Lordhelmit from North Carolina

Poured from glass bottle to chilled mug. Poured dark but clear and finished the pour with a beautiful 2 finger tan head and long-lasting lacing. Nose was hard to determine. Not much there. Oatmeal stouts are my favorite so I knew what I was looking for, but really all I got was a malty smell, slightly toasted nuts, and that was pretty much it. I smelled musk as well unfortunately. As for taste...very, very light. It tastes very watered down, but does finish with a nice caramel tinge. Not a very strong flavor at all. Mouthfeel was thin/light and watery again. Sadly, I think this beer is a bit overrated. There are MUCH better oatmeal stouts/porters out there.

Apr 20, 2020
3.91 by BadgerNCarolina from North Carolina on Mar 30, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Bought this bottle at my local tap house Tapped in Greenville NC, because we can't go and have a proper pint on draft due to Covid 19.
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appears black with a nice tan foamy head and lacing.
Smells chocolatey, coffee, Malty.
Taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is medium plus with a very nice creaminess.
Overall, I'm looking forward to the day I can have this as a proper pint.
I would definitely order again.

Mar 27, 2020
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3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by jmc65267 from Georgia

Pretty solid! Not my favorite porter but still a good one. The smell is not as good as I was expecting but the taste is still there and I would get again.

Feb 29, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by scootny from New York

A deep dark clear brown with a light tan head.
Bits of lace.

Noise has dark roasty grain aromas as well add chocolate and coffee.

Taste is bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Some light yeast fruitiness. Earthy hops. Clean dry finish.

Medium weight with a full feel. Nice carbonation. A silkiness from the oatmeal.

Very drinkable. A great winter session ale.

Jan 23, 2020
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3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by ThirstyScotsman

12 oz bottle into an English nonic pint glass. Dark in appearance. Similar to Guinness. Faint malt nose. Perhaps just a hint of peat. Rich complex taste. A tiny bit of dextrose. Smooth and creamy texture. Very drinkable. Overall a good sipping beer.

Jan 21, 2020
3.72 by jacobk1997 from Georgia on Jan 03, 2020
4.21 by captaintrash from South Carolina on Dec 01, 2019
3.71 by JoelZ1 from Pennsylvania on Nov 10, 2019
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4.92/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Bsimpson91 from Georgia

For a Long Time, I had been avoiding this Company. I wasnt a fan of their labels, so I passed by this beer a lot in the beer section. Fast forward to Now, I've learned not to judge a Beer by its Label. Beginning with the Look. This beer pours a dark Coffee color. Minimal head generation so I did the Belgian swish and pour technique to get a lovely light tan cap of foam. The head lasts for a while, and leaves a lacing on the glass. tilting the glass, you see the carbonation stay with the beer. Talking about the smell, It's a nice Chocolate aroma somewhat buttery and not much else. moving along to taste. Not much in the way of complexity, still very tasty though. Starts off toasty and Malty with chocolate coming in. In the middle, a Buttery tang with more toasted Malt character guiding my pallet along. Crisp, dry finish that is refreshing. Feel is medium with a slight creaminess. Carbonation is good and stays with the beer. Overall a Great beer. I would love to try more!

Nov 05, 2019
3.9 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Aug 21, 2019
3.89 by Nunya from Ohio on Jul 25, 2019
4.23 by Gdog from Ohio on Jun 18, 2019
3.91 by TheRock7755 from Georgia on May 27, 2019
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4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a dark color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has fudgechocolate and roasted malt hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a silky smooth chocolate and roasted malt flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A good Porter

May 19, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Nass from Florida

I agree with the light mouthfeel & the taste is slight hops, some earthiness, slight caramel, some dark chocolate, & some roasted malts. This is a good beer that's almost as good as their Black Mocha Stout. Cheers!

Mar 04, 2019
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4.87/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

I'm new to the craft beer scene (after 40 years of drinking), but this beer is absolutely fanf-INGtastic. I'm too much of a beer-tard to describe in proper terms the aspects of this beer. All I know is, this beer kicks ass. How can a beer this dark, very dark brown, be this smooth? My all time #I beer is Guiness and this has moved into the #2 spot after one beer. Extra props for being brewed here in NC.
Ranks a 10 out of 10 on the would you like to sit down with a 12 pack of this brew scale.

Feb 16, 2019
4.43 by Jerid from Florida on Feb 15, 2019
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3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the bottle, it pours a very dark brown with a thick light tan head that slowly diminishes as you watch. Light roasted malty scent. The taste is the same. Light mouthfeel.

Jan 26, 2019
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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mj24053 from North Carolina

Good porter. Higher bitterness on aftertaste. Very malty. Lighter mouthfeel than a lot of porters. Lots of good porters out there. This one is a good one, even if a slight step behind the elites ones.

Jan 13, 2019
4 by Theogre83 from Kansas on Jan 12, 2019
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3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jkrich from Florida

After surviving a hurricane and sweating it out for a couple of weeks, it is nice to finally get back to reviewing some beer. An oatmeal porter to complement the cooler weather down here in Florida is perfect. Poured from a freshness dated 12 oz. bottle: very deep brown to black hue, much like a Coca Cola, with a thin and quickly receding beige head.

Faint hints of cocoa and spice along with some roast - not very distinct.

The flavor begins with a mild, tangy hop profile that quickly transitions to light roast and hints of chocolate. While not hugely distinct, it manages to keep your interest and is extremely quaffable.

Super silky and smooth mouthfeel with some roasted chocolate lingering on the palate.

Very good interpretation of the style, though I believe I would have to tip my hat to Samuel Smith's oatmeal stout. Well worth seeking out.

Dec 23, 2018
3.85 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Dec 03, 2018
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3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mothmanscott from Georgia

From notes 8/17/14: Pours a brown so deep it appears black with ruby/garnet highlights when held to the light. The pour produces 3 fingers of somewhat lasting, tan, foamy head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is musty/smoky dark malt, cocoa, hints of coffee and a faint sourness. Taste is dark malt, semisweet dark chocolate, molasses and dark fruits. A light bitter hop character initiates at mid-sip, intensifies into the finish where it lingers into the aftertaste. Aftertaste is malty char, dark chocolate and faint licorice in a lightly sour bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low to moderate carbonation, creamy and chewy with a little spicy bite in the finish.

Nov 25, 2018
3.58 by BrewsandBlues from Florida on Nov 19, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear dark brown color. 1/2 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of spicy hops, roasted malt, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of spicy hops, roasted malt, hint of citrus hops, hint of raisin, and slight sweet malt. Overall, good appearance, feel, and body.

Nov 15, 2018
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3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Reef from South Carolina

12 oz bottle dated 7/27/18
Thin brown body with small tan head. Spotty lacing and nice blanket of carbonation remains.
Not a lot of aroma, toasty malts only.
Roasty nutty flavors followed by hops.
Smooth, light mouthfeel, stubborn carbonation, not much change as the glass warms.
Looks nice, kind of meh overall.

Nov 04, 2018
4.24 by dtevans5 from Tennessee on Nov 03, 2018
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