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Highland Black Mocha Stout - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

924 Ratings
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Ratings: 924
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 43
Gots: 100 | 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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Ratings: 924 | Reviews: 431
Photo of BigBry
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
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
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lighter side for a stout. Nice session able, well rounded.

Photo of fredmugs
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oldmankeebler
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
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 -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kenstogie
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amedlin18
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scotorum
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
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 -25.3%
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 -3.1%

Photo of MrBeige
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jkinnairdgt
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of gony21
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Carlson
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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 +4.4%

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of toti1972
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of goregrinding
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of CorgiDad
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Enochase04
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Fantasy_Draught
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Sam_Hope
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

This has a very good aroma of mocha, espresso, light char and toasted oats. The flavor has a creamy mocha, charred oats, smokiness, charcoal embers, bits of coffee roast and a bitter finish. My only complaint is its a tad too watery which takes away from the overall experience.

Photo of carrwoo
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Great coffee tones, smooth and sweet.

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Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 924 ratings.