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Highland Black Mocha Stout - Highland Brewing

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800 Ratings
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Ratings: 800
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 36
Gots: 47 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 12-09-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-19-2012 17:02:45 | More by slowdaddy
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3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Black color with a brown hue. Head is 1 finger and leaves fast. Lacing is patchy.

S- Nuts, cocoa, and deep roasted malts. Hops make the aroma a little bit sour.

T- Same burnt roasted malts with hops bittering slightly. Cocoa and mocha are definitely present in the taste too.

M- Medium to thick and carbonation is high.

D- Not overly drinkable due to the richness of the brew but decent.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2008 19:40:47 | More by MMAJYK
Photo of tmm313


3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pitch black. Pours a super creamy, tan 2 finger head. Gorgeous "surge and settle" effect. Good retention and lacing.

Smell: Both dark and milk chocolate. Coffee and roasted malts. Some caramel and dark fruits with just a slight touch of piney hops.

Taste: Roasted malts and bitter chocolate up front, then a raisiny sweetness followed by a rush of coffee and hop bitterness. Bitterness lingers lightly with a hint of fruit and a touch of spice.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Light carbonation. Finish is sticky and dry with a light lingering bitterness and spice.

Overall: This is a pretty good stout. I've had better and worse. I'll probably buy it from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 20:26:23 | More by tmm313
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4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Blackish brown in color. I would have liked to see a bit more head, but what I got was about a half inch of brown foam that disappeared pretty quick.

S - Coffee, malty and hints of chocolate

T - Coffee and malty, again. The chocolate taste is best described as "bakers chocolate" in my opinion. The tastes really balance out quite nicely. This is definitely a good tasting beer.

M - Smooth and creamy with just a hint of aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Lighter feeling than most stouts I've had.

What a nice little stout these fellows! Given the relatively low ABV, and the rather pleasant yet lighter feel of this beer,this baby could be drank all day long during the holidays or just plain chilly weather!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 14:53:54 | More by gopens44
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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had to get this beer on a trip through Asheville, it seems Highland doesn't distribute this one very far from its brewery. At 2.89/bomber at Asheville's wine mart, a couple made it into my grips to travel home with me.

Very nice pour. Chocolate milk colored 1.25" head which reduced pretty quickly to a thin layer of bubbles. Body isn't quite solid black, seems to have the slightest touch of brown to it. Red highlights around the edges of my imprial pint glass.

Aroma is strong with roasted malts. A nice expresso coffee aroma with bits of chocolate toffee swirled in. Some sweet undertones of dark fruit, maybe a touch of plum and raisin sweetness. A touch of caramel sweetness to round it out.

Dark coffee dominated which really comes through at the finish. Loads of toasted flavors but not as much chocolate and toffee comes through in the taste. I'm not a coffee fan, but this one is really nice. Not as complex as some others but well constructed. Lacks some of the chocolate characteristics that are expected, but makes for a good coffee stout instead.

Mouthfeel is medium, not really creamy, but more of a thin oil consistancy on the tounge. Feels somewhat crisp too. Drinkability is superb, not a crushing abv level and plenty of refreshing taste and you have a winner in the drinkability department. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2005 02:23:54 | More by blitz134
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown, almost black with a 1-finger cafe au lait head. Moderate lacing.

Smell is mainly chocolate with roasted malts. Taste is strongly roasted chocolate malts. There's a hint of molasses and bitter hops. Mouthfeel is creamy but not as thick as I like in a stout & slightly acidic.

This is a drinkable stout. If you like dark chocolate, this is for you.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2009 02:49:07 | More by theghost3
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-09-2013 02:04:41 | More by jburd19
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3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz, goblet, no freshness dating. Thanks for the extra farrago!

The color is on the lower end of the stout spectrum, not really capped with a head. Cedar highlights.

Metallic roast, weak chocolate, hop spice, and coffee crystals. Also some toffee in a faint and standard nose.

Bitter coffee and dark malts. Chocolate somewhere between milk and dark. Sour, stale, packaged coffee flavors, hop spice and bitterness round out the back end.

Nice carbonation allows this brew to attain some silkiness it might not otherwise attain.

This is a nice American Stout but by no means remarkable. It wouldn't be hard to put down more than one and more than two, it's a candidate for a good black and tan too.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2010 04:20:42 | More by brewerburgundy
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark black color with a tan head and some lacing. Smells of deep dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Tastes of chocolate malts, roasted coffee and some caramel. Toffee in there as well. Mouthfeel is medium and smooth. Drinkability is good.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2010 16:32:01 | More by TheKingofWichita
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.9%

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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a black body with a mostly lasting brown foamy head with a decent amount of lace.

S: Strong aroma of dark roasted malts, subtle coffee notes, a little bit of smoke, & dark chocolate.

T: A dry upfront roasted malts flavor followed with a coffee notes, a hoppy bitterness, and dark chocolate. Very well balanced beer.

M: Full-medium body, medium carbonation, & a rich and robust texture.

D: A night day to day American Stout. Not something I would consider amazing, but I would drink 1-2 of these. There are better ones out there in my opinion, but why not try it if someone hands it to you?

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 02:55:34 | More by BrewCrew2010
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4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Pours a very dark brown almost black color with healthy and creamy tan head. Decent retention with sheets of lace left behind.

Bittersweet chocolate aroma with some breakfast blend coffee and roasted barley.

Great roasted malt flavor with plenty of bittersweet chocolate and espresso. Gets sweeter midway through with more of a milk chocolate flavor. Sweetness is well balanced from the roasted bitterness. Finishes dry with lingering roast on the finish.

Medium bodied, smooth and creamy with a nice amount of carbonation. Goes down easy with some nice straightforward flavors. A very drinkable stout.

Serving type: bottle

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Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
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