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Highland Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Porter | Highland Brewing

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Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by brentk56 on 06-15-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 11
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11 ounce pour - Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Very dark brown body, a little amber at its edges, with a slim, albeit slowly receding, ivory-hued head.

Smell: Mildly fragrant nose, but, you do gets your wanted notes of roast, chocolate, caramel, fruit, as well as the oak and vanilla from the bourbon.

Taste: Splash of cola, slight milk chocolate, very sparse roastiness. A light dark fruitiness. Highland delivers a gentle bourbon character, it's not overpowering, nor is it lacking, it's just enough to brighten up the standard slight flavors. Closes out with a surprising zing of crispness.

Mouthfeel: Just under medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: I was not a huge fan of the original HOP, and, I'll admit, I was concerned the barrel-aging could even be a hindrance,

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Photo of nofunyons
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Its coloration is very dark and full with amber, coffee, chocolate tones. It smells nice with starchy oatmeal ovations. Once poured the head grows with a white head turning brown as it recedes. The mouth feel is not overly carbonated with a rich full snap that is pleasing without a hit of alcohol or fruit. It goes down smooth and leaves a mild aftertaste that is slightly bitter. I can think of a few better. If you are looking for a solid american porter without any fruity tastes this one is it. I like it. However, I will not keep this one around.


Where are the stinkin funyons?

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Photo of brentk56
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aged in Woodford barrels

Appearance: The beer arrives with dark brown liquid supplemented by ruby highlights; a fluffy tan head manages to leave shards of lace along the sides of the glass

Smell: Burnt coffee with mellow undertones of roasted oats and hints of Bourbon, oak and vanilla

Taste: Starts out with a charred sensation that grows slightly bitter by mid-palate, when some coffee elements kick in; after the swallow, the Bourbon, oak and vanilla tones add another angle; chocolate appears in the finish

Mouthfeel: Creamy, but a bit light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice angle on one of Highland's better beers; would love to see them do a bottle release of this one

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Highland Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing
3.88 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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