Highland Oatmeal Porter | Highland Brewing

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3.87/5
Very Good
1,375 Ratings
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:
#10,163
Reviews:
566
Ratings:
1,375
pDev:
11.37%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jettjon
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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Photo of yote
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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Photo of dlin0sbb
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KrisLambert
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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4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of briandschorr
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Glad to have found this one. Not a WC Porter but for me a good one. The color is dark brown with a tan head and spotty lacing. The nose gives me oatmeal and toffee and was the weakest element of this beer. The taste is fairly complex with a silky mouthfeel. However, the body felt light for an oatmeal beer. Slight effervescence on the tongue. Very good overall.

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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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2.71/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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4.46/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Highland Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,375 ratings