Highland Black Mocha Stout | Highland Brewing

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3.86/5
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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:
#9,955
Reviews:
455
Ratings:
1,083
pDev:
10.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of nataku00
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours pitch black, cannot see anything through this, with two fingers of creamy light brown head. Head leaves some nice lacing as it dissipates to a thin collar.

Nose is baking chocolate, roasted malt, lightly roasted coffee, and a bit of ashy burnt malt character.

Taste follows the nose, baking chocolate sweetness leading to roasted malt, mild coffee, and a bit of a burnt note on the finish. Also a slight sour tang.

Medium body with mild carbonation, barely there, but enough to move the flavors along. Easy to drink stout, which is nice given how a regular stout seems so uncommon in craft beer nowadays. Nice stout overall.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque black with a bit of sediment. Large dense khaki colored head forms and has good retention. A few rings of lace are left behind.

Aroma of black roasted malt and dark coffee. A bit of alcohol is also apparent in the medium strong nose.

In the taste, roasted malt and faint coffee. Has a good malt profile and a drying, muted hop. This is all about the roast, and this is a bit better than average. Mild but inoffensive coffee flavor.

Medium bodied, well carbonated brew with a dark roast finish.

Overall, this is a decent coffee stout. Drinks easy and is a great early day brew.

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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pitch black. Pours a super creamy, tan 2 finger head. Gorgeous "surge and settle" effect. Good retention and lacing.

Smell: Both dark and milk chocolate. Coffee and roasted malts. Some caramel and dark fruits with just a slight touch of piney hops.

Taste: Roasted malts and bitter chocolate up front, then a raisiny sweetness followed by a rush of coffee and hop bitterness. Bitterness lingers lightly with a hint of fruit and a touch of spice.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Light carbonation. Finish is sticky and dry with a light lingering bitterness and spice.

Overall: This is a pretty good stout. I've had better and worse. I'll probably buy it from time to time.

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Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 1,083 ratings
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