1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Highland Bourbon Barrel-Aged Black Mocha Stout - Highland Brewing

Not Rated.
Highland Bourbon Barrel-Aged Black Mocha Stout
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

9 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 9
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 7.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 02-29-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Falcone
Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-13-2014 05:33:51 | More by Falcone
Photo of jkball01
jkball01

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-21-2014 00:16:31 | More by jkball01
Photo of FUwolfpacker
FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-09-2013 01:21:30 | More by FUwolfpacker
Photo of icehawk
icehawk

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Growler

Appearance: Pitch black with rich creamy khaki head

Aroma: Delightful vanilla, bourbon, coffee, chocolate

Taste: Irish car bomb... bit of alcohol, nut, chocolate, coffee, cream

Palate: Creamy, starts very sweet, finishes with a hint a bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel

Overall:

08-07-2013 17:29:44 | More by icehawk
Photo of kell50
kell50

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-28-2013 13:21:29 | More by kell50
Photo of naturallight1
naturallight1

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-28-2013 00:42:49 | More by naturallight1
Photo of Malverson
Malverson


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-01-2012 00:51:35 | More by Malverson
Photo of akorsak
akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%

A surprise tap offering at the brewhouse. Enjoyed just prior to our VIP walking tour of the grounds. I think that Raquel, FTB, JBug, ksak and I worked through this one. And another. And another.

A: Dark as night, still with just a bit of head. The stout just sits there, daring you to try it. As I made my way through the glass, some off-white head was generated and clung to the sides of the glass.

S: Rich bourbon is the hallmark of the nose - warming with sweet coconut and vanillla flavors. The stout's mocha base is a well-suited base, a chocolate aroma that does nicely with the vanilla. The barrel really does the ale justice - the boozy aromas are present but not overpowering.

T: The Gaelic was good; this one verges on divine. The bourbon is so nicely blended with the stout, a contrast of darker malts and mocha bitterness and the sweet sting of the bourbon barrel. It's wood imparts a vanilla and booziness on the stout, strengthening it without making it too strong. A lightly roasted finish carries the bourbon away, vanilla still strong after a sip is gone. A very good beer.

M: Drinkable, dangerously so when you realize that it comes in a pint glass. Hope you got in to try it; probably won't last long.

05-31-2012 01:14:49 | More by akorsak
Photo of thagr81us
thagr81us

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Had during Brewvival 2012! Served from tap into a Brewvival sampler imperial pint. Poured a deep reddish brown with a minimal tan head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, mocha, wood, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of roasted malt, sweet malt, mocha, wood, and sweet alcohol. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. This one was a little bit of a letdown for me as I was expecting so much more from it. Not sure if the barrels just completely overwhelmed this one or what... But a lot of the flavors of the base brew definitely got lost in the barrel flavors that took over. If you are a big fan of -bals in your beer this is one you have to try, if you are not, you might not enjoy it as much as you would want to. Tick.

02-29-2012 12:56:48 | More by thagr81us
Highland Bourbon Barrel-Aged Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.