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Highland Black Mocha Stout - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

784 Ratings
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Ratings: 784
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 36
Gots: 41 | 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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gregu2

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-08-2012 23:10:48 | More by gregu2
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Pencible

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 20:04:42 | More by Pencible
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orion320

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-06-2013 00:36:14 | More by orion320
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briancross

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-28-2013 04:51:03 | More by briancross
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chicagogirlie

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-04-2011 03:45:39 | More by chicagogirlie
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eerbayman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-15-2011 10:48:08 | More by eerbayman
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odualum13

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-19-2012 00:12:36 | More by odualum13
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-29-2011 01:28:28 | More by ZinFanDave
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-16-2012 02:37:14 | More by BigTrubble
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robertjskelton

Alabama

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-04-2014 22:12:48 | More by robertjskelton
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - One finger, medium brown head on an opaque black body. The head leaves nice, thick lace as it settles.

S - Distinct coffee notes in the nose, espresso and chocolate. Some nutty malt and a bit of caramel as well.

T - Lots of coffee up front with some unexpected, earthy wood notes as well. Malty flavors in the middle, caramel and roasted nuts. The finish is dark but not bitter, with unsweetened chocolate, coffee, and some carbonized flavors.

M - Moderately thick body, medium carbonation, and a slightly dry finish.

D - A nice coffee stout, with a very realistic coffee flavor. Not overly dark or rich, but it has a reasonable level of complexity and it is quite well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2009 04:50:53 | More by nickfl
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kushlash23

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-02-2013 16:09:57 | More by kushlash23
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-24-2012 01:35:24 | More by swgwilt
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Bartos

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-16-2014 16:07:53 | More by Bartos
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rajendra82

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The 12 oz. brown bottle was adorned with the typical Highland Brewing Company motif with a Scottish theme. The pour appeared reddish brown and clear out of the bottle, but in the glass it was very dark brown and nearly opaque. The head was khaki in color and one finger thick. The aroma was that of a dark roasted espresso, with a smattering of chocolate. The taste was drier than I was expecting, as the dark coffee and roasted grain flavors supplanted any residual sweetness. Not much chocolate coming through in the taste to justify the mocha in the name. But despite that, this was a very delicious stout with a pleasing palette. A little hint of tobacco juice in the finish was followed by a brief hop flourish. Prickly and granular mouthfeel stopped just short of being chewy. This turned out to be a solid stout all around the board, so I am glad I bought the sixpack instead of a single bomber.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2006 02:42:08 | More by rajendra82
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nwatson

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-18-2013 09:10:06 | More by nwatson
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biggmike

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer courtesy of a trade with barefootbrewer. Pours a beautiful black color with decent tan head that dissipated rather quickly and did not leave much in the way of lacing. Aroma was roasted maltiness and chocolate. Flavor was also malty with chocolate and coffee notes. Mouthfeel was good. This was a nice stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2008 10:14:43 | More by biggmike
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ElGordo

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours from the 22oz bottle a deep black with dark brown highlights. No light has a chance of passing through. Head is a good two fingers of coffee-colored, big-bubble creamy foam and has some staying power. Aroma of rich, roasted dark malt with a hint of chocolate and a touch of molasses sweetness. Palate is more of the same - rich roasted malt, chocolate, and espresso, accented by the faintest hoppy bitterness. Body is a bit thin for the style, but still nice and creamy. A good offering that hearkens back to the best of the pre-popped cap days here in North Carolina.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2005 04:57:48 | More by ElGordo
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried the Highland Moca Stout at Shakers in Roanoke, VA. the beer can in a classic beer mug and was dark opaque in color. The head was tan and not much in lacing. The smell included roast, espresso, and semi-sweet chocolate. The taste was very similar to the smell. The mouthfeel was medium body which I think is important for a stout. Overall I thought this was a good stout.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2011 04:09:29 | More by WoodBrew
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BeerSox

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint-ish glass

Almost dark black hue with a tan head that lasts forever. Settles to a thin cap. Strong layered lacing.

Dark roasty malts with a touch of chocolate.

Dark bitter malts with a creamy middle. Good balancing hop bitterness. Finishes slightly dry with the roasty malts and some hop bitternes. Medium body, but it seems a little thin for a stout.

Overall good beer with only hints of mocha. Pretty much your average American Stout, but a very good edition of it. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2006 05:18:27 | More by BeerSox
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devilben02

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my current favorites from Highland. Pours a deep, nearly opaque chestnut brown color, with a thin beige film of foam on top. Terrifically fragrant, the aroma is packed with a smooth combination chocolate and coffee. The flavor is likewise potent yet mild and smooth at the same time, with notes of creamy milk chocolate, weak coffee, a bit of nuttiness. The creamy smoothness of the texture further acts to complement the flavors. Overall, this one is flavorful but easy, making it quite enjoyable to the end.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2011 17:20:45 | More by devilben02
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jasonjlewis

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent initial 1 1/2 finger head that dissipates to nothing halfway down the glass and starts leaving no retention.

Smell is of roasted and chocolate malts with caramel malts. Graininess on the nose. Slight hint of licorice and mint. I can't tell if it's in my head or actually there.

Taste is sweet upfront with caramel malts followed by a nice chocolate malting balanced by a roasted malt characteristic. Mocha chocolate adds a chocolatey sweetness. Hop bitterness is low and serves to cut through the sweetness. Undertones of mint are apparent as well as licorice.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. A very tiny bit high on the carbonation.

This beer is easy to drink especially for chocolate lovers.

Thanks to barefoot brewer for the sample.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2008 07:33:45 | More by jasonjlewis
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klikger

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle served in a pint glass. Thanks, Dad!

A - Black in color, with a half-inch foam top which recedes quickly, leaving fair lacing.

S - Somewhat dark chocolate & not much else. Not bad, though.

T - Semisweet chocolate malt up front, with some milk and piny hops quickly joining the party. The finish is dark chocolate, coffee beans, and hop bitterness. Not too many notes here, but the flavors present are spot on.

M - Pretty light for a stout with so much flavor, but a little bit creamy at the same time; carbonation is good.

D - Very drinkable - chocolate without being too sweet, hoppy enough to satisfy, & under 6% ABV.

Easily the best Highland beer I've had to date. I'm looking forward to drinking my other bottle in the next couple of weeks.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 01:28:18 | More by klikger
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scifan

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a nice tan head that hangs out for a bit. Has some dark brown highlights along the edges when held to the light. This is a nice looking beer. Leaves some nice lacing when the head calms down.
Smell is a nice blend of smooth chocolate malts along with deep roasty aromas as well. One doesn't overwhelm the other instead an almost equal blend complements the other nicely. It brings to mind dark chocolates and coffee.
The first sip reveals a fantastic flavor. A nice smooth chocolate flavor hits the tongue first then followed by a strong roasted flavor. This is one roasty little stout. That aftertaste sticks with me for awhile which is quite pleasant.
Mouthfeel is where this beer falls a little flat. Its just too thin. I realize this is just a regular stout just wish it had a touch more heft to it.
Overall just a great session stout with a relatively low abv and great flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 03:20:06 | More by scifan
Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
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