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Highland Oatmeal Porter | Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
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1,363 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:
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Added by stirgy on 09-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,635
Reviews:
564
Ratings:
1,363
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
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44
Gots:
230
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,363 |  Reviews: 564
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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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3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | 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

Photo of 88caprice
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Overall: So good. Sooo good.

L: Very dark with mahogany/red highlights. Wonderfully dense, creamy head that lasts and sticks everywhere.
S: Smells like caramel-ish, sweet malts. Hints of coffee. Smells creamy, if that makes sense.
T: Tastes roasty without the burned or charred taste you sometimes get in a porter. The dark roasty and the sweet malty play well together.
F: Smooth and creamy. The lingering foamy head really helps with that. The body itself is lighter than some porters, but I like that. Goes down easy.

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

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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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4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

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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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3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | 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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4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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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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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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Highland Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,363 ratings
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