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Highland Black Mocha Stout - Highland Brewing

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87
very good

906 Ratings
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Ratings: 906
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 41
Gots: 89 | FT: 1
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jason on 12-09-2002

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thin black pour with dark tan head;fruit and chocolate whispers; thin mouthfeel/lite tongue coating;coffee bean and thin malt start; light and easy to drink; I like how the coffee flavor is just barely there; chocolate malt and a little hop bitterness round out the finish; a very drinkable lite stout.

Photo of RENDERUSELESS
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deg
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alehorn
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duff27
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Atom_Bomb
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Acforster2
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigBry
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Industry standard brown bottle, from a Make-Your-Own 6 pack, that I brought back from Carolina.
The beer pours black in color, with a thin tan head. Foam slowly faded down and left spider web pattern of lace.
Smell was very light, some roasted malt, maybe chocolate.
The taste was similar to the smell, quite light toasted grains, minor chocolate or cocoa, but really struggled to find any coffee or mocha flavors. Bitter, but astringent rather than a cold coffee bitterness.
Medium bodied, moderate amount of carbonation, dry finish.
The beer is easy to drink, which in this case is kind of a negative. I wanted more bold and strong flavors, and a thick fuller mouth feel. An OK stout, but for me didn't live up to a mocha stout.

Photo of Harvest06
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fredmugs
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oldmankeebler
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice solid stout. Slight hint of coffee but it isn't overwhelming.

Photo of MizzouBeerNerd
3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kenstogie
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amedlin18
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scotorum
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A purchase from a trip to Tennessee last July, bottled 4/4/14, so this has over eight months age on it.

a; Opaque black with a glimmer of clear ruby at the bottom, inch thick tan head receded slowly to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Black coffee.

t: Primarily smoky malt up front with a light hop bite. Sweet finish. Later some dark chocolate and black coffee emerges.

m: Light to medium, perhaps lighter than expected for a stout. Good carbonation tingle.

o; Not getting an awful lot of "mocha," but a good if lightish easy drinking stout. I'd tend to call this a porter based on mouthfeel and ABV.

Photo of Evango
2.89/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Tasted off flavors. Might not have been stored properly.

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of MrBeige
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jkinnairdgt
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of gony21
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Carlson
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Smooth drinking, stout beer with exceptional flavor. A winter time seasonal favorite. This beer is only made for a few months each year& released in the winter season. A must have for the winter season.

Photo of darbys
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of toti1972
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.