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Highland Black Mocha Stout - Highland Brewing

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very good

857 Ratings
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Ratings: 857
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 39
Gots: 64 | 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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Zuidman, Aug 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Josiah2729
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Dark black with a half finger of tan head. Not much head retention, but decent lacing.

Smell: Dark roast coffee all the way, slight dark chocolate scent.

Taste: Dark roast coffee, followed by dark chocolate flavors, hint of bitter hops toward the end with a little malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium thickness, very slight carbonation, creamy texture at the end.

Overall: Nice stout, will try again.

Josiah2729, Aug 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

jfcaa193, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of axeman9182
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into my Firestone Walker tulip.

Highland's Black Mocha Stout pours a solid black, with about a finger and a half of tan foam capping the beer. Head retention is pretty good, and there's some spotty lacing left around the glass. The nose has a nice, fairly potent coffee aroma. Dark chocolate provides a solid background note. The flavor profile follows that outline exactly. Lots of coffee up front, an impressive amount for a beer of this size, and then dark chocolate creeps in and adds a little depth so that the beer doesn't just taste like cold chocolate. The mouthfeel is just a little disappointing, in that it's a bit watery. I know the beer's not even six percent as far as ABV, but I'd still like the body to be a little bit more sturdy for a stout. The carbonation is nice and understated though. Minor mouthfeel issue aside, Highland's Black Mocha Stout is a really nice beer, I'll be checking out more offerings from the brewery next time I'm down in North Carolina

axeman9182, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured an opaque black with a little tan head.
S: It smelled like sweet chocolate with roasted coffee and brown sugar and cream.
T: It tasted like dry roasted coffee and bitter dark chocolate, with some pumpernickel and cream. It had a clean and bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with some carbonation. Decent body.
D: This had a nice scent and taste with solid body. The finish was pretty smooth, so it was easy to drink. Nothing special, but an enjoyable brew.

Pencible, Jul 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

retreminy, Jul 16, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
No date or info. (5.6% ABV)

Thanks to Onenote81 for another North Carolina Beer!

A - Deep, dark brown in color, this beer looks just about as close to black as it gets. A tall pour creates a dense cocoa head with great retention and thick gobs of lace clinging to the glass.

S - Highland's Black Mocha Stout is abruptly roasted upon first whiff, suggesting cold black coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and of course, mocha. Maduro cigar wrapper and faintly musty walk-in humidor give it a nice touch while this assertively earthy aroma swirls around.

T - Massively roasted, this rich beer is a dark beer lover's dream; cold coffee and chunky bittersweet chocolate with a hefty helping of dry mocha flourish among the earthy, dry hops.

M - Thick and rich, Highland's Black Mocha Stout is one of the most full-bodied beers I've had in recent memory. Smooth on the palate, a dry, earthy finish keeps the acrid bitterness of the roasted malt from becoming too much.

O - Share not with light beer friends, Highland's Black Mocha Stout is as robust as they come, especially at a lower alcohol level. Acrid bitter roast takes hold of the tongue while the smooth body helps even out. This would be a terrific cool fall day beer.

BeerFMAndy, Jul 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

bigmoose125, Jul 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

gregu2, Jul 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

cheapswiller, Jul 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Jason_Quad, Jul 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Jamstone714, Jul 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

seyton, Jun 30, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

soulfly1492, Jun 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

mecmd, Jun 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Tnkemist, Jun 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

BeerdNick, Jun 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

olbubba, Jun 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

JohnQVD, Jun 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

sansho, Jun 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

CoryR, May 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

mshall, May 27, 2012
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Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 857 ratings.