Highland Oatmeal Porter | Highland Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,353 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 09-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,353
Reviews:
563
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
221
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,353 |  Reviews: 563
Photo of Caskaway
4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jjwisenheimer
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hyhat
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scbeerman
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This one is absolutely a standard-bearer for the style along with MBC's King Titus. Pours almost black with ruby highlights; very light tan colored head which lasts forever and leaves rings of sticky lacing. Smell of chocolate and a little char adds to the warming roasted feel; a hint of grassy hops in the background. Taste is like a milkshake of dark chocolate and coffee, with enough sweetness to balance it out wonderfully. Some roastiness/charred flavor is present and provides a nice even bitterness. Mouthfeel is wonderfully, luxuriantly creamy and smooth, with a silky full mouthfeel courtesy of the oatmeal. Somehow. it manages to be as drinkable as any Porter out there at the same time. Overall, outstanding. I could drink a bunch of these without getting tired of it. If you don't like this you probably don't like porters.

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Photo of RyantheReformer
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delgotit99
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jxl
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drinking12many
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of jlee922
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Filled 2/17/15.

Pours a clear super dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, char, and pine needle aromas. Taste is much the same with toasted oat, cocoa powder, char, earth, and slight soy sauce flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid qualities for the style, but I am not getting a silky mouthfeel from the oats like the label states.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of emills
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of slusk
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a clear garnet with a dense one finger tan head. Great retention.

S: Big coffee, chocolate and toffee with some woody tones. Spicy with a wee bit of raisin.

T: Definitely coffee and chocolate are the stars. Molasses and a bit of gingerbread with some raisin in the background. Low to no hop flavor, maybe a tiny bit of earthiness. The bitterness is strong and balances the sweetness.

F: Chewy, not quite a stout but almost full bodied. Creamy with low carbonation

O: I really like this brew. It's sweet but balanced. Like a big cup of black coffee with a little cream and sugar. One of my favorites.

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Photo of Hops_N_Dreads
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty damn good porter

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Photo of jp32
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky dark brown in color with a decent khaki colored head retention.

The smell is soft and chocolatey with a great malty sweetness.

Flavor is of roasted sweet malts. Cold pressed coffee. I don't notice chocolate in the flavor like I do in the aroma. Some floral hop bitterness going on as well.

This beer is very flavorful for something only medium bodied. It's really not a heavy beer at all, very easy drinking, but highly flavorful.

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Photo of chamberscreek
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An excellent porter. For some reason, seemed lighter bodied than I expected -- might not have IDed it as a porter in a blind test. Nice deep coloring, with an appropriate head on the pour. Dominant coffee/chocolate notes, with the oatmeal and mild bitterness hanging back just so. Maybe the most drinkable porter I've had, with a nice flavor punch.

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Photo of mattsmith413
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avisong
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rw1992
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tedvr
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a medium caramel head. Smells of caramel and malt. Taste of caramel with a little chocolate in the background. Overall, a very nice smooth porter.

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Highland Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,353 ratings.
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