Now that I’m in North Carolina, I’ve been seeking out new local brews to try, and Highland Brewing from Asheville has several that will be the subject of my next few reviews. Tonight it’s their Oatmeal Porter. I’m a big fan of Oatmeal beers, and this is no exception. There are chocolately notes in the nose, but it’s surprisingly savory, with very little sweetness in the smooth semi-bitter chocolate middle and a refined, fading hint of bitter hops in the finish. Not as heavy a body as a typical porter, but still a medium-heavy body.
I give it a 4.4 out of 5.