Highland Imperial Black Mocha Stout - Highland Brewing
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4.9/5 rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had this at the Brewgrass release -- first beer I went for!
It's amazing stuff.
Appearance: Black, black, with a creamy-colored head. Inviting, in the way that a 7:00am java is inviting.
Aroma: Mocha, malt, hops. Something near the end...I can't quite put my finger on it....I want to say almost "fishy," except it's pleasant rather than gross...
Taste: Chocolate! Nice roasted malts and smooth hops finish it off.
Palate: Smooth, the definition of smooth. How is this 9.5% ABV???
Overall: Absolutely amazing. Why is this not brewed year-round and always on offer?
Serving type: on-tap
09-23-2008 15:03:48 | More by drperm
4.5/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had the chance to try this one straight from the tap today at Brewgrass. Cannot wait to get some bottles tomorrow at a the release. Served moderatly chilled in a couple taster glassed. This one was consumed on 09/20/2008.
The pour was very nice, deep and dark, black as night with a rich tan colored head on the top of it. Some very nice retention here that thoroughly coated the entire inside of the glass with a sticky layer of lace.
The aroma was deep, lots of roasted malts and cocoa. Some light hints of alcohol mixed in throughout and a slight touch of molasses as well. The flavor was just very well done here. Almost all hints of alcohol are well hidden and delicatly subsided. Intresting mix of smoked and roasted malt flavors at first, when it warms it takes on a much more sweet profile with oodles of chocolate and sweet coffee coming though now. Rich, creamy full bodied feel was making this a very nice sipper, but again, very well hidden alcohol only served to keep it very easy,
Overall I thought this one was very solid. Nothing that was terribly overdone here at all, in fact it was just the opposite. Very nicely balanced and a very good big stout.
Serving type: on-tap
09-21-2008 00:47:25 | More by mikesgroove
Highland Imperial Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.