Highland Black Mocha Stout | Highland Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States
highlandbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Highland’s most robust beer, having a very malty body with a large, roasted chocolate flavor, all achieved solely through the use of special roasted barley grains. It is black in color with a very clean finish and moderate hop flavor.

While the porter style was developing, some brewers produced a stout porter and over time generated a new style known simply as stout. These beers traditionally contain a distinct roasted malt flavor and can run the gamut from a dry stout, such as Guinness to a sweet stout such as Watney’s Cream Stout. Our Black Mocha falls in the sweet stout range and derives its chocolate and coffee tones from the use of appropriate roasted malt grains and is very often used as an after dinner libation or an accompaniment to dessert.

Added by Jason on 12-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,067
Reviews:
453
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
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53
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183
For Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to ncvbc for the trade.

Pours a nice dark color with an inch of mocha colored foam.

Aromas of nuts, chocolate, caramel, cocoa, and some earthy hops. There's also a good presence of chocolate and roasted malts. I'm also picking up hints of vanilla wafers, brown sugar, and hints of roasted barley and some kahlua. Indeed it smells like a starbucks mocha frappuccino. Great chocolate profile in this stout.

The taste has more roasted barley and roasted malt flavor with a dry, semi-bitter, chocolate aftertaste. There is more roasted barley in the initial taste as well as the finish than the aroma leads to believe. Good but a bit disappointing considering how good it smells.

Feels just a tad over carbonated and finishes a little thin.

Pretty solid stout, I just thought that it would have more chocolate in the taste.

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A nice buddy of mine brought back a few brews on a recent trip to Ashville. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.

A- Dark brown with no visibility. Small amount of tan head formed, but dissipated quickly.

S- Very pleasant aroma of chocolate and lightly roasted coffee beans. Gave off a nice sweet cocoa smell.

T- Chocolate and molasses were very prevalent. Also detected some sweet malts and roasted coffee beans.

M- Medium bodied with a little carbonation. Wouldn't be so bad, but it left my mouth dry after each sip.

D- The low ABV and quality flavor make this a very drinkable brew.

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Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,067 ratings.
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