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Highland Bourbon Barrel-Aged Black Mocha Stout - Highland Brewing

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Highland Bourbon Barrel-Aged Black Mocha Stout
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 7.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: thagr81us on 02-29-2012)
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Reviews by icehawk:
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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

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icehawk, Aug 07, 2013
More User Reviews:
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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.

thagr81us, Feb 29, 2012
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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.

akorsak, May 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

FUwolfpacker, Oct 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

kell50, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Falcone, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

naturallight1, Apr 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Malverson, Jun 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

jkball01, May 21, 2014
Highland Bourbon Barrel-Aged Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
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