Highland Oatmeal Porter | Highland Brewing

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Highland Oatmeal PorterHighland Oatmeal Porter
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3.87/5
Very Good
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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:
#9,100
Reviews:
565
Ratings:
1,370
pDev:
11.63%
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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3.5/5  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

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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Photo of BEER88
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

Photo of OriginalWayOut
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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3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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1.62/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Very poorly executed porter. Way too heavy on hops. No body, creaminess or roastiness that you usually find in oatmeal porters and stouts. This beer is somewhere between a Black IPA and a Schwarzbier. Another mediocre dud from a very mediocre brewery.

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4.71/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Got 2 bottles of Oatmeal Porter in the Mountain Medley 12 pack this time; love how they hand pack these differently all the time....poured into new Tipping Point small pub glass (awesome beers there-more later).

Didn't quite get the head I was looking for, but might be me new to this glass. Super dark brown, then auburn at the window...small tan head, great smells of dark roast malts...I love that it's not coffee and chocolate first, this is BEER, and a mighty fine one! I am not a world class porter master taster, but this is exactly what I want in a porter.

Great medium feel, some subtle crunchy crispness, beautiful dry finish makes me want another.
I love the abv on this, and it's so good that a few will put some bees in your hive if you're not careful.

My new favorite beer, this week....definitely going in for the 12 of these for 14.44 tomorrow mornin'!

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3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thin body roasted oatmeal porter , not much going on other than the roasted flavor..

The bitterness on the end has to be from the strong roasted flavor but it reminds you of hop bitterness..

Not bad, not good either tho.. Would not buy again.

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4.74/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

My new favorite porter

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3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Quite drinkable... Much to my surprise I don't entirely hate this one!

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Highland Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,370 ratings
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