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Highland Black Mocha Stout - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

916 Ratings
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Ratings: 916
Reviews: 429
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 42
Gots: 95 | 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 pauldave1976
1.7/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Not good. Lower than average. Will not waste my money again. I would expect a lot more out of a brew from Asheville, North Carolina. Seemed really plain and pretty sad for a "craft" beer.I guess it s par for the course, as I feel the exact same way about the rest of their beers. I would like to try some of their one shots to hopefully redeem them in my mind.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of MagnusThunnus
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of StJamesGate
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jet black with pomegranate highlights and creamy beige head that instantly sheets, rings and laces.
Ash, oily espresso and burnt sugar on the nose.
Sultana, char, dark caramel, some roasty sweetness and moderate branch hop bitterness.
Cocoa bean finish and dry linger.
Smooth, medium, chewy.

Big and round, roast forward, but smooth and even. A very clean but solid stout that's neither an RIS nor Irish nor hoppy - unusual these days.

Happy first taste of Asheville.

Photo of Thedrizzle
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of fountainofyouth
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Guinness-style tulip 20 oz. glass.

Appearance: Pours a very big head that retains well, off-white in color. The body is an imposing near-black and impenetrable to light. Lacing intact.

Smell: The smell is becomingly complex, with some sweet malt and light coffee mixing with a hint of booze. There might be a tiny bit of citrus hops, but I'm not sure. Most of what dominates is sweet brown malt.

Taste: Overall very good, although I wish it had a teensie bit more punch to it. Roasted barley is there and some coffee grounds, although there is a little bit of malt sweetness too that keeps it from getting too ashy. Hop presence is minimal.

Mouthfeel: The coffee grounds (or something) add a grainy, dry feel to the beer -- and I don't dislike it. The carbonation is restrained and doesn't interfere with the flavor.

Overall: I could be temped to buy it again. Definitely a worthy contender for the style. People used to drinking slightly sweeter dark ales might find it too imposing.

Photo of metalmistress1349
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of TheSSG
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dense, tan head with nice lacing. Deep, rich toasted malt in the nose; big notes of coffee. Black. Acidic and bright, with toasted malt throughout. Builds into a medium floral hop bitterness. Finish is toasted malt throughout.

Overall, I like this. No coffee in it, but it tastes VERY much like it does have it. I wish it was a touch less acidic, and a touch MORE toasted malt.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a dark brown/black pour with a finger of head which actually gave off some nie lacing. nice head retention as well. smells of coffee beans rise immediately, followed by chocolate and a very nice roasted nut smell. the flavor is a very mellow and smooth blend of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted grains, and macadamia nuts. medium in body with pretty low amount of carbonation.. feels a bit on the lighter side (watery).

overall, this is a solid beer. not sure if it's a seasonal or a year-round, but it's pretty damn good nonetheless. very subtle, but dead on as far as stouts.

Photo of mscudder
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 916 ratings.