Highland Black Mocha Stout | Highland Brewing

Highland Black Mocha StoutHighland Black Mocha Stout
BA SCORE
72.4%
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3.87 w/ 1,069 ratings
Highland Black Mocha StoutHighland Black Mocha Stout
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
Ranking:
#8,203
Reviews:
454
Ratings:
1,069
Liked:
774
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
10.85%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
184
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,069 |  Reviews: 454
Photo of facundoCNB
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a dark brown/black pour with a finger of head which actually gave off some nie lacing. nice head retention as well. smells of coffee beans rise immediately, followed by chocolate and a very nice roasted nut smell. the flavor is a very mellow and smooth blend of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted grains, and macadamia nuts. medium in body with pretty low amount of carbonation.. feels a bit on the lighter side (watery).

overall, this is a solid beer. not sure if it's a seasonal or a year-round, but it's pretty damn good nonetheless. very subtle, but dead on as far as stouts.

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Photo of nickfl
3.98/5  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.

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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of speedlimit7
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ethanmc12
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Josh_ew_uh
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of quirkzoo
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to HopDiggityDawg for great locals for locals trade.

Pours straight black with one finger of tan head. Aroma is all roasted malts: chocolate, coffee, tiny bit of burnt food on the pan that you left in the oven that still had some scraps on it, little bit of sweet caramel. Really well balanced on the nose, nothing super intense but well balanced. The taste is more of the same, lots of roastiness balanced with just a touch of hop bitterness. The mouthful is nice, smooth, full and very drinakble. Overall this was a really nice beer, nothing that will blow your mind but a solid choice for any occasion.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Riverwarrior
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S = Dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans with a hint of caramel in the background.

T = Chocolate semi-sweetness upfront, slight caramel flavor in the middle, and a nice roasted coffee bitterness in the finish.

MF = Medium body. Quite smooth and silky. Moderate carbonation.

Overall, while not ground breaking or even complex, this is a very solid stout that is quite enjoyable.

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Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Samuel Smith imperial pint. Pours black as can be with a one finger tan head. Maintained nice lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of malt, coffee, and vanilla. The flavor was of malt, chocolate, and coffee. It had a medium feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a very nice stout. It was not lacking in any aspect but also didn't blow me away either. However, I am glad that I have been shipping these as extras in some of my trades. It is a must try if you get the chance.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 72.4% out of 100 with 1,069 ratings
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