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Highland Black Mocha Stout - Highland Brewing

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Highland Black Mocha StoutHighland Black Mocha Stout

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very good

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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-05-2012 23:20:57 | More by Jason_Quad
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

07-01-2012 02:00:41 | More by Jamstone714
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-30-2012 22:27:21 | More by seyton
Photo of soulfly1492


3.48/5  rDev -10.3%

Aroma: Mild chocolate. Mild roasty notes. Some green olive and anise, not sure how that will turn into a good thing.

Appearance: Black, but not opaque, can see some dark ruby color at the edges. Medium brown head is tall. Little retention and good lacing.

Taste: Bold enough. Cocoa. More roasty than the smell indicated. Light anise. Hops are floral and lightly bitter. The bitter anise comes out mostly at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Mild to moderate carbonation. Slick and oily, finishes just barely dry.

Overall: Nice balance, not overly sweet. Savory overall, but the aftertaste could be more pleasant.

06-25-2012 00:18:21 | More by soulfly1492
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-24-2012 23:44:01 | More by mecmd
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

06-17-2012 23:04:39 | More by Tnkemist
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-10-2012 19:10:53 | More by BeerdNick
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-10-2012 16:46:26 | More by olbubba
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-03-2012 16:46:27 | More by JohnQVD
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-01-2012 02:53:04 | More by sansho
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-31-2012 18:22:31 | More by CoryR
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-27-2012 16:03:09 | More by mshall
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-27-2012 03:55:33 | More by nhces29
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

05-25-2012 21:34:21 | More by KFrank729
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-24-2012 01:35:24 | More by swgwilt
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-22-2012 18:07:21 | More by Texasfan549
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-18-2012 20:33:46 | More by MyKroberts237
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-17-2012 23:44:41 | More by mattenglish
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-02-2012 01:43:24 | More by Hanzo
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured into a room temp. "Piraat" tulip.

-Appearance 4.0: Jet black with a quarter inch khaki head. Head disappeared faster than you could say "Jack Robinson," but left pleasant frothy swirls on top.

-Smell 3.5: Very nice notes of toasted grains and a deep, dark malt. The bouquet is, however, subdued.

-Taste 4.0: Up front: cool liquid with a hint of grassiness. This was followed by a smooth, smoky and subtly sweet, slightly chocolate middle. Finish was dry with very light hop notes. Aftertaste was long and primarily a very pleasant dark chocolate.

-Mouthfeel 4.0: Excellent level of carbonation that enhances the taste of the beer. All other elements of mouthfeel were very smooth and enjoyable.

-Overall 4.0: Satisfying, but at the same time not pedestrian in any way, shape or form. This stout has a body that is almost too light, but its other elements work together in such a way as to make you just enjoy the taste. One of the few session stouts I can think of. Worth picking up if you see it.

04-23-2012 02:41:34 | More by BeerDocT
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-22-2012 04:44:34 | More by Illmaticzx
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3.58/5  rDev -7.7%

Appearance: Pitch black, pours a head of medium thickness and moderate duration; creamy.

Aroma: Fairly mild: chocolate, malt, and milk -- no distinct hops or roasted aromas.

Taste: Malty, with the bitterness of chocolate kicking in, not too strong though. Lingering aftertaste with a touch of hops.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and round, medium bodied.

Overall: Good stout, of medium robustness with a dominance of malt and just a little bit of chocolate. Not the best in its category, but above average.

04-21-2012 00:35:34 | More by Arborescence
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3.68/5  rDev -5.2%

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L - Black color with ruby-tinged edges and a 3-finger frothy tan-brown head. Great retention, pretty nice lacing. Looks good.

S - Roasted barley and lots of bready, toasty malt. Hints of chocolate and no sign of coffee. Really not as much chocolate or coffee as I’d like to see from something called “Mocha Stout.”

T - Molasses, sugar, and chocolate sweetness followed by solid roasted coffee bitterness. Not a lot of complexity here, but it shows the “Mocha” aspect a lot more than the nose suggested.

F - Light-to-medium bodied, more tingling carbonation than I expected, sticky mouthfeel, and a moderately dry and bitter finish. Bitterness and coffee taste lingers for a decent amount of time.

O - This is an average stout. It looked promising after the pour, but the rest of the beer was only average. The nose did not yield much at all, and the mouthfeel is a little bit too watery for a stout in my opinion. The taste had a little bit more chocolate and coffee than the aroma suggested, but still not enough to make this one anything special. I’m glad I tried this, but I won’t be getting it again.

04-20-2012 01:14:22 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-18-2012 23:45:52 | More by RWLawman
Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.