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Highland Black Mocha Stout | Highland Brewing

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3.87/5
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1,079 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:
#8,916
Reviews:
455
Ratings:
1,079
pDev:
10.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
185
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,079 |  Reviews: 455
Photo of sd123
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Majestic
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kliendood
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Freeman132
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AaronNQ
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of obywan59
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown to almost black with a 1 1/2 finger tan head that leaves loads of thick sticky lacing.

Notes of coffee and dark chocolate in the aroma with a hint of dark fruits.

Mocha in taste. Somewhat tart. Acidic coffee and fruity dark chocolate. Hints of caramel.

Rather light in body for a stout., call it medium plus. Above average carbonation, yet creamy in feel. Light warmth.

A very good brew. The carbonation is on the high side, and the body on the low, but I liked it. It made for an easy drinking beer.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 13tido
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tillmac62
3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

BOD 12/1/15. Pours black. Outstanding head volume and lacing, world class retention.

Light nose of roast and chocolate.

Light body that is water like. Slightly below standard carbonation level with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a lackluster finish.

The flavor profile is good. It lacks intensity (think stout lite...very lite) but is well balanced. The flavor is pretty much one dimensional and lacks complexity. It begins with a blend of light roast and chocolate. The middle adds a touch of hops but very little bitterness. The finish is a slow fade of the middle.

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Photo of Mxsluis
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
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 +9.6%
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 -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SPD656
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KomodoDragon
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
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 -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
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 -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,079 ratings
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