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Highland Black Mocha Stout - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

782 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 782
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 36
Gots: 39 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 12-09-2002)
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NClifestyle

North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is some beautiful stuff. i've never seen it on tap here in town (greensboro) so i was stoked to have a few pints tonight at the lager haus.
extremely dark, didn't see any red or maroon edges. thick, dark tan head of creamy, tight bubbles.
smell of chocolate, cocoa that blended into caramel coffee. very sweet smell.
taste was similar, but not burnt, or not as much as you might expect. lovely taste, almost milk stout like, but not quite that sweet.
creamy, thick, and lovely mouthfeel.
i drank 4 tonight, without thinking, you tell me how easy they go down?
highland is an up and comer; all of their beers are great, and this one is near the top of the heap. i'll take cold mountain as the spectacular, seasonal, amazing beer, gaelic as the primo session brew, and black mocha as the smooth grandaddy of the bunch.

cheers...

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2005 05:45:53 | More by NClifestyle
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mzeld

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-21-2013 01:33:00 | More by mzeld
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MCDub

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

10-17-2012 18:11:41 | More by MCDub
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SLewis

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-17-2014 21:37:51 | More by SLewis
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DeltaFour

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-19-2014 03:58:58 | More by DeltaFour
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Trappist77

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-09-2014 03:46:10 | More by Trappist77
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baklo

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-21-2013 12:29:43 | More by baklo
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donmonkey1

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours totally black. There's a nice, thick, tan head with really nice lacing.

Smell: Coffee, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, cocoa. It smells a little more like a dry cocoa than a sweet chocolate.

Taste: Mildly semi-sweet cocoa up front, leaning toward coffee in the middle, and ending like well roasted dark malt with a touch of tree bark. Although I expected more of a chocolate taste, this beer is really excellent.

Mouthfeel: fairly thick with a nice "stinginess".

Drinkability: The beer is a little on the heavy side and leaves very much of a coffee aftertaste, but it's excellent.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2009 21:53:04 | More by donmonkey1
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Jamstone714

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-01-2012 02:00:41 | More by Jamstone714
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StateMech

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-21-2012 02:21:55 | More by StateMech
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-29-2011 20:25:02 | More by brandoman63
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am always impressed with Highland's brews. This beer even surpasses my expectations. Looks a viscous, malty, roasty brew with tan head retention, lacing and everything else that is good in the world. Smells very chocolatey, syrupy, with hints of espresso, nuts, and dark fruits (fruit cake). Tastes even better. Best described as a Young's Double Chocolate Stout, but bolder. Hopped for balance and that's all. Allows the roasted grain and coffee flavors to round out the bitter flavors. Feels rich and smooth with a long lingering chocolate / coffee mix. Tough to find a better stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2006 20:37:55 | More by BEERchitect
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Beer_Guy_682

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

08-03-2013 03:57:41 | More by Beer_Guy_682
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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-22-2014 02:36:41 | More by wrightst
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Mappies

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-30-2012 03:00:09 | More by Mappies
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yaksurf

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-14-2012 22:15:30 | More by yaksurf
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jwill303

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-21-2014 18:43:22 | More by jwill303
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LuckySevens82

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz "dinner bottle" courtesy of Ninjaworm.

Pours an opaque black with slight brown and ruby hues. Head is small, but still a dense and well formed chocolate milk color. Lacing is nice, as is retention.
Smell is roasted malts, faint coffee, cocoa, just a hint of dark fruits (figs, raisins). A little vanilla, caramel and just a faint whiff of hops.
Taste is roasted malts up front but soon fade away to coffee, slight vanilla, and a very nice hot chocolate. Hops are present but by no means overwhelm the amazing flavors in this beer. Very nice.
Mouthfeel is good, definitely coats the tongue and is enjoyable from beginning to end.
Overall, I could really see myself having more than one of these beers in a sitting. At 5.3% abv, it's a great session beer, and the flavors in this are downright amazing. A top notch beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2005 00:57:38 | More by LuckySevens82
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KFrank729

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-25-2012 21:34:21 | More by KFrank729
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Spica66

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this in trade from thagr81us. Thanks, Calton.

Poured into tasting glass and shared with gwuilliums (who promptly broke his while we were bottling Batch 12- talk about alcohol abuse!!).

A: Very dark and somewhat viscous pour. Excellent dark khaki head formation and retention. Lacing as you drink. Very, very nice.

S: This smells like the name implies. Dark coffee and roast barley. Very mocha!

T: Both of us really enjoyed the taste. Dark roast coffee and just a touch of astringency on the finish (something we strive for in our own stouts). Some slight hoppiness is present as well.

M: Medium-bodied and round and nice. Just what a stout should be. I am tempted to give it a 5...

D: I am going to set up a trade for an enormous amount of this beer. It is perfectly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 14:50:34 | More by Spica66
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metalmistress1349

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-20-2013 22:50:32 | More by metalmistress1349
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JovianPfeil

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-01-2013 01:05:57 | More by JovianPfeil
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cackalacky

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-15-2012 01:47:28 | More by cackalacky
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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-29-2012 19:30:13 | More by Lukass
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JottaGibboo

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

08-16-2012 20:53:54 | More by JottaGibboo
Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
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