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:
1,068
Reviews:
454
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
184
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Mxsluis
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L-Super dark tone; almost black. Very nice thin-foamy lacing.
S-Strong notes of sweet coffee malts, and chocolate. A little boozy alcohol smell.
T-Not as powerful as I would like... but nice flavor overall. I really like the coffee mocha flavor, it follows the nose, just not as flavorful. Some nice roasted and bitter-sourness from the hops.
F-I really like the carbonation, it mixes well with the flavor.
O-Solid stout, it's a great sack at the whole "Coffee Mocha" deal. Isn't the best though, I have had better stouts but I did enjoy this one. Try it out!

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Photo of spelingchampeon
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Visiting friends in N. Carolina, I was seeking out local brews. and came upon this in a supermarket. After being on the road for over 12 hours, my 1st beer was less than stellar, but I put that to being tired and hungry. Upon returning to my own comfort zone, I was out to prove my 1st impression right or wrong. Poured into a stout glass, practically black, to a half finger tan head, it quickly lost retention, with little lacing. Aroma was balanced equally between roasted malt and chocolate/mocha.

Crisp, with a light to medium mouth feel. The flavoring of this beer was one of the least complex, but overall satisfying 12oz pours I've had over the last couple of month's. Not expecting much, I was very pleased with this beer, and would buy it the next time I see it on the shelf.

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Photo of BoozerBrad
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SPD656
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KomodoDragon
3.27/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Black black black. with tan head.

Coffee smell and some follows into the taste. But there also is a unwelcomed syrup flavor accompanying it. Some roasted barley and a nice hop finish, but does not entirely save this brew for me. Heavy density to the brew albeit little alcohol backing. too big, too harsh for my liking.

A miss from a brewer with few misses.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with caramel colored decent sized head that dissipates after a few minutes good lacing.

Smell the first thing that hits me is the coffee a little bit of the roasted malts as well.

Taste again i get a little coffee up from a little vanilla some roasted malts and a little chocolate.

Feel medium body fairly clean a little thin.

Overall I think this is a good American Stout I would have again.

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Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.22/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of raindog814
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benzalman
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark beer with a nice size head. Can smell the roasted malts. It has a very bold chocolate taste at the beginning along with a roasted malt finish.

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Photo of hikeeba
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Labeorphile
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark with a tan head, not too fizzy, that quickly recedes. Nose is a lot of dark chocolate, malts, hint of sweet. Taste is a lot of dark chocolate up front with the malt, but it quickly disappears leaving you wondering where the flavor went. Would like it to linger a little more. Feel is good, an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhutt
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: A bright dark brown to black pour kicks up a 1” tan foam cap that is moderately persistent.

S: Big mocha aromas highlighting light chocolate, nuts, dark dried fruit, malt, toast, coffee,. The malt aromas are medium high, the hop aromas are low.

T: A layered palate with fruit, nuts, dark dried fruit, grain, bitter chocolate, coffee. The mocha and bitter chocolate flavors emerge especially on the finish leading to a lingering grainy bitter chocolate. Malt is medium high, hop flavors are low.

F: Creamy medium full body, medium carbonation.

O: Very nice easy to drink mocha stout.

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Photo of TheSchwartz
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Bull Craft Bottle Shop in Durham, NC

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Photo of James954
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: liquid molasses, some lacing and head that fade over time
S: molasses, toasted malt, sweet something
T: Good equilibrium of toasted malt, coffee, and a sweet dark fruit of some kind
F: excellent carbonation and heavy mouthfeel

Overall: much better than a lot of stouts recently tried. Very underrated.

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Photo of ColSanders123
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,068 ratings.
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