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Highland Black Mocha Stout | Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
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1,077 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:
#8,749
Reviews:
454
Ratings:
1,077
pDev:
10.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
185
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,077 |  Reviews: 454
Photo of The_Snow_Bird
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Labeorphile
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
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 -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhutt
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
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 +2.1%
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 +3.4%
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 -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhawkvol
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

12 oz bottle poured into water glass bottled on 9/30

A: pitch black very small head white in apperancewith maybe a little color

S: creamy roasted malts a little oatmeal and some chocolate

T: Roasted malts, a little coffee, some anise not a whole lot else going on

M: starts out being almost creamy then finishes watery

O: Fairly one dimensional beer not a lot going on and what it does is very light the beer is surprisingly bland. Very light beer but then the ABV isn't that high. This is a beer I would pass on

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Photo of memphisjet
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of esiason14
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danmullens1
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of sirzekel
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Taste of black patent malts, dry coffee notes with some roasted chocolate, toffee.
Black and opaque. Roasted coffee bean aroma.
Full body. Big foamy cocoa colored head.

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Photo of Pastordylanjustus
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jamato14
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchip
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mflamar
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tedvr
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a thin white head. Coffee smells. Has a burnt coffee taste with mild carbonation. Nice balance with a strong coffee finish.

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Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,077 ratings
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