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Highland Black Mocha Stout - Highland Brewing

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815 Ratings
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Ratings: 815
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 37
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 12-09-2002)
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Photo of scott9890


5/5  rDev +28.9%

Received as a gift, what a great gift someone must like me, The Allens.

A-Pours like I like my women...thick and black! Two-finger head.

S-Smells great roasted chocolatety malted goodness.

T-Like lucky charms wonderfully delicious. Roasted, malted and chcolatey.

M-Like my women should be thick, black, slightly bitter, but oh so yummy!!!


11-21-2011 14:10:31 | More by scott9890
Photo of FreshmanPour77


5/5  rDev +28.9%

11-23-2011 16:31:27 | More by FreshmanPour77
Photo of MahBe3r

5/5  rDev +28.9%

06-21-2014 18:24:27 | More by MahBe3r
Photo of jennaski01

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.9%

01-03-2012 02:04:55 | More by jennaski01
Photo of Dan051692

5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-14-2012 23:05:58 | More by Dan051692
Photo of clickyourfingers

5/5  rDev +28.9%

05-19-2012 15:36:26 | More by clickyourfingers
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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.9%

01-26-2012 00:11:20 | More by BeerNut78
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.9%

02-28-2012 04:50:15 | More by Jeffani
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-12-2011 01:56:39 | More by skinnybear
Photo of fishead

North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +25%

I've been a Guinness drinker most of my adult life, but it's difficult sometimes to find a good Stout at the grocery store, and only a few of the better bars and pubs carry Guinness on tap. That being said, I am always on the lookout for a replacement for my Guinness whenever I'm out and about.

Highland Creek Brewing has started selling a 12pk assortment that my local grocery store just started carrying. They have dropped the old Guinness Draft cans with the foamer gizmo, so I was seeking something other than boring and bland to fill the 'fridge, so I picked up the assortment, having enjoyed Highland Creek's other brews when I've run across them.

I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the case and pulled out this bottle of Black Mocha Stout, cold and inviting, with a hint of coffee and chocolate, it has a very similar look and feel to the Guinness I love, but with a very unique and enjoyable twist in flavor.

I enjoyed this new beer so much, I started to search about it, ran across this site, and decided to sign up.

Looking forward to may another of these, my new favorite! And it's local too!

07-27-2013 22:13:40 | More by fishead
Photo of brewdlyhooked13


4.8/5  rDev +23.7%

Appearance - very dark, I can just barely see some ruby red around the edges. A finely-bubbled but thin mocha head drifts quickly down to a thin covering.

Aroma - good charred malt, slightly smoked aroma, some chocolate syrup depth as well.

Taste - delicious roasty malt up front, dark and soothing. Dark chocolate mixes with the charred flavor well, turning briefly sweet, then burnt like charcoal. The finish is a mellow trifecta of chocolate, roasted grain, and burnt coffee beans.

Mouthfeel - moderately smooth, low key carbonation, great residual.

Drinkability - a top selection from Highland, a big shout out to merlin for bringing this one along for trade.

01-15-2006 17:34:45 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

12-28-2013 18:27:34 | More by grassybranch
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

11-17-2013 22:59:50 | More by TaylorK
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

07-18-2014 01:03:36 | More by hopluvaboom
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

07-06-2014 20:11:40 | More by Squacher
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

12-04-2013 05:34:12 | More by RochefortChris
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

07-16-2014 01:25:50 | More by Stargazer2892
Photo of jburris64


4.73/5  rDev +21.9%

One of my new favorite beers. This one whee poured from a bottle into a pint, had a very dark, almost black coloring, with a light tan head. Stout flavor bitter but did not bite. Smooth with a pleasant after taste.
Nice lace on the rim, coffee and chocolate notes on the nose.
My only complaint is I didn't freeze the glass.

06-29-2014 22:21:09 | More by jburris64
Photo of gorby16

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +21.1%

A - Poured a black color like motor oil with a nice brown foam

S - roast, chocolate, coffee, a little sweetness

T - Rich, roasted malts with strong coffee flavors; also pick up hints of chocolate, sweetness, hops, and nut

M - low carbonation

D - a very nice stout

01-28-2009 13:20:18 | More by gorby16
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4.7/5  rDev +21.1%

A: Inky black liquid topped by two fingers of dense, khaki head that sticks around for a while. Leaves a trail of lace along the sides.

S: Big, robust, roasted chocolate malt aroma combined with mellow but assertive hops. This beer smells like it has great balance, so we'll see how this one turns out.

T: Heavy roasted malt up front that eases off ever-so gently by a transition that is just hoppy enough to smooth it out and round out the flavor profile. Finish is actually refreshing, and the aftertaste is the original lingering roasted malt base. Superbly done, with impeccable balance.

M: Again, balance is the key here. Maintains enough carbonation for a silky mouthfeel, but does not get in the way of the flavor. Some residual slickness on the palate.

D: The skillfully crafted taste of this beer is evident. It's got more balance than a tight-rope walker, and is sure to please anyone who's a fan of the malty stuff. Very easy to drink and even more easy to enjoy.

09-21-2007 22:44:40 | More by CharlieMopps
Photo of zymurgy4all

New York

4.65/5  rDev +19.8%

Pours a deep dark brown with ruby highlights visible only with a bright light behind the glass. The head is tan that is thick and long lasting. The aroma is of roasted malts with hints of chocolate.
The flavor is very robust, and the beer is fairly dry with only hints of roastiness left in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is soft and silky. This is an outstanding stout that is worth seeking out.

08-02-2008 21:28:37 | More by zymurgy4all
Photo of caresville

New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +18.6%

i am ashamed to say i have never heard of this beer until i received it in RIS BIF from jyounger30. huge thanks to that man for this manly beer!! i love it!!

a- black as night with a fluffy mocha head (aggressive pour) that turns into a mocha ring within 90 seconds. wonderful lacing throughout pint glass.

s- sweet caramel, black coffee with mocha (duh), licorice and the color black if thats possible.

t&m- i love this stuff. not too thin and not sludge either. right in the middle. warms and sweetens insides of the mouth immediately. caramel nips and black dunkin donuts coffee are the two tastes that come to mind every sip. lucky for me, i love both. hints of brown sugar, molasses, licorice, raisins and almonds are also very very present.

d- complex but simple. sticks to the basics. easily one of my top 10 favorite stouts ever. not paper thin and not motor oil sludge. easy drinking all the way. great stout for someone who would love to get into the style!!

01-16-2010 08:23:48 | More by caresville
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4.6/5  rDev +18.6%

Ooooh, I know I'm in for a ride, already. I've poured into the glass and the beer fills it with an impenetrable ebon, capped with lush, rocky cocoa tan froth. And the aroma, wafting out from the start is intoxicating and right on the money. Let's go in for a stronger sniff...

Ahhh!!! Rich, deep coffe and chocolate, lightly roasty, toasty, a big of of bittersweet beans, but sweetened up some, very delicious...cocoa is an imprtant element here...

Taste: simply a wonderful thing going on in the mouth. All those flavors mentioned in the nose combine beautifully for a dark, delectable symphony on the palate. Rich and sweet, chocolatey, but still enough bitter to keep the thing in check. Immaculate integration, exquisite balance, almost flawless. I could drink this forever...damnably good. It feels great to meet once in a while such a fantastic creation as this, and know that stupendous stouts aren't just conceived once in a while,from the usual suspects, but are cropping up all over the place, created by a host of talented brewers across the U.S.A!

07-09-2005 10:17:46 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of finepaws

North Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +18%

Yum, yum, yum! Had this one at Biltmore House in Asheville. I saw mocha, I saw stout, knew I had to have it. Waiter seemed impressed. "Excellent choice" he said. I grinned. (Beer snob!) It came in a glass, duh, thick dark color. Nice caramel head. Didn't last throughout, but did lace the sides. Smelled like mocha java coffee. Tasted like it too, with a thick feel. I really enjoyed this one. Next to youngs dbl chocolate, I'm thrilled. Guess what, I can't find this one in a store either....waaah!

05-22-2004 03:39:16 | More by finepaws
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4.55/5  rDev +17.3%

Dark black with a nice head of tan froth. Good retention. Smells like burnt chocolate. Tastes like an awesome chocolate coffee or espresso. Full of charred goodness. Is much lighter in body than I expect, but it is still a medium bodied stout. Very drinkable. An enjoyable well balanced delicious malt. Another great beer from highland.

11-14-2005 22:49:36 | More by cracgor
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Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
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