Highland Black Mocha Stout | Highland Brewing

Highland Black Mocha StoutHighland Black Mocha Stout
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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:
#8,229
Reviews:
454
Ratings:
1,069
Liked:
774
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
10.85%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
184
Trade:
1
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4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
No date or info. (5.6% ABV)

Thanks to Onenote81 for another North Carolina Beer!

A - Deep, dark brown in color, this beer looks just about as close to black as it gets. A tall pour creates a dense cocoa head with great retention and thick gobs of lace clinging to the glass.

S - Highland's Black Mocha Stout is abruptly roasted upon first whiff, suggesting cold black coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and of course, mocha. Maduro cigar wrapper and faintly musty walk-in humidor give it a nice touch while this assertively earthy aroma swirls around.

T - Massively roasted, this rich beer is a dark beer lover's dream; cold coffee and chunky bittersweet chocolate with a hefty helping of dry mocha flourish among the earthy, dry hops.

M - Thick and rich, Highland's Black Mocha Stout is one of the most full-bodied beers I've had in recent memory. Smooth on the palate, a dry, earthy finish keeps the acrid bitterness of the roasted malt from becoming too much.

O - Share not with light beer friends, Highland's Black Mocha Stout is as robust as they come, especially at a lower alcohol level. Acrid bitter roast takes hold of the tongue while the smooth body helps even out. This would be a terrific cool fall day beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of soulfly1492
3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Mild chocolate. Mild roasty notes. Some green olive and anise, not sure how that will turn into a good thing.

Appearance: Black, but not opaque, can see some dark ruby color at the edges. Medium brown head is tall. Little retention and good lacing.

Taste: Bold enough. Cocoa. More roasty than the smell indicated. Light anise. Hops are floral and lightly bitter. The bitter anise comes out mostly at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Mild to moderate carbonation. Slick and oily, finishes just barely dry.

Overall: Nice balance, not overly sweet. Savory overall, but the aftertaste could be more pleasant.

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