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Highland Black Mocha Stout - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

802 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 802
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 36
Gots: 48 | 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%

03-13-2012 23:25:01 | More by drwolfe
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-12-2012 04:43:02 | More by UltimateLivewire
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-08-2012 23:32:56 | More by beerFool28607
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dcellis

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-05-2012 15:41:15 | More by dcellis
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-03-2012 01:28:53 | More by ortie
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jktedder12

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed stout glass. Quarter inch head remained for several minutes leaving some lacing on top. Definite coffee aroma. Fairly strong, bitter coffee flavor. Dry mouth with just a hint of caramel. Full body, nice overall flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 01:20:24 | More by jktedder12
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Jeffani

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.9%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-21-2012 00:07:35 | More by twowheelssoar
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greencovesteve

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-20-2012 07:33:41 | More by greencovesteve
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Danny1217

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-19-2012 05:29:41 | More by Danny1217
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-18-2012 13:16:28 | More by tfsimpkins
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-16-2012 20:28:57 | More by Tyrawlings
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xybreeder

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a nice dark/black color, with a medium to light head. Head retention is nice throughout consumption, and head color dark brown. Very slight lacing.

Smell - Roasted chocolate overtones, not as strong as I was expecting, but still nice aroma. Mallt & caramel are also present.

Taste - Chocolate, but should be for a mocha, right? Bitterness is in check giving the beer a very nice balance. Also think I'm tasting a little Black Patent grain, good stuff. Also picking up a very slight pepper taste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, was expecting a fuller body with the bottle description, but body still is very pleasant. Might be slightly over carbonated (probably to appeal to the masses), but not enough to impact the taste in a negative way.

Overall - Better than average stout, especially for the chocolate fan. Seeing a head from start to finish was also nice. Definitely recommended for the choco stout lovers out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 01:40:18 | More by xybreeder
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AndyTaylor

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-13-2012 22:05:26 | More by AndyTaylor
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lommym

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-13-2012 15:28:02 | More by lommym
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LJWalker

Alabama

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-08-2012 04:19:21 | More by LJWalker
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danoeltico

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-02-2012 23:45:38 | More by danoeltico
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ecmoon3

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-02-2012 12:04:57 | More by ecmoon3
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dbell23

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-01-2012 22:30:12 | More by dbell23
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MASPuros

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-31-2012 03:44:05 | More by MASPuros
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no freshness date.

Pour very dark brown in color. It looks black, but if you get a little light behind it, it's actually more of a dark brown. The head only stood about one half of a finger following a medium pour. Hit has since settled to almost nothing. Very little head retention and/or lacing.

The nose on this one is pretty mellow, but I'm getting some roasted malts and a good amount of chocolate as well.

Taste is smooth and roasty up front followed by a burst of chocolate flavor. Very little in the way of hops/bitterness on this one. A hint of coffee towards the middle. Smooth finish.

Medium bodied with a creaminess that rounds things out on the back end. Carbonation is pretty low key.

A really nice stout overall.

Morey's Bottom Line: Despite the name, the brewery uses no coffee or chocolate in this beer. The chocolate flavor that they achieve is really impressive. Really nice for a stout that is so low in alcohol. It looks a bit thin initially, but this one surprised me a bit.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 23:50:40 | More by Morey
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 01-29-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville

Black beer with ruby edges when the glass is held to light. Medium-sized tan head has a fair amount of retention and leaves nice rings of lace behind.

Big chocolate aromas, with toasted malts and coffee notes. Taste is rich, with a chocolate semi-sweet flavor. Also get a bitterness as from dark roasted coffee, to the point of being astringent.

Mouthfeel is smooth and full bodied, with a dry finish of chocolate and a bit of hop bitterness. I also get some powdery feel along with the astringency mentioned in the taste.

Overall a good stout, however I think it could use some more chocolate and sweet notes to balance out the coffee and hop bitterness and be closer to what Highland describes on their label/website for this brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 05:14:28 | More by sommersb
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-27-2012 14:52:06 | More by Mantooth
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jskennedy

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-27-2012 03:22:44 | More by jskennedy
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quirkzoo

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to HopDiggityDawg for great locals for locals trade.

Pours straight black with one finger of tan head. Aroma is all roasted malts: chocolate, coffee, tiny bit of burnt food on the pan that you left in the oven that still had some scraps on it, little bit of sweet caramel. Really well balanced on the nose, nothing super intense but well balanced. The taste is more of the same, lots of roastiness balanced with just a touch of hop bitterness. The mouthful is nice, smooth, full and very drinakble. Overall this was a really nice beer, nothing that will blow your mind but a solid choice for any occasion.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 16:30:35 | More by quirkzoo
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