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:
1,065
Reviews:
453
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
181
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,065 |  Reviews: 453
Photo of jesse_levi
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of esiason14
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danmullens1
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sirzekel
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
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 +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jamato14
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchip
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mflamar
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tedvr
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
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 -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marcfromphilly
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Busted many nuts over this motherfucker. Thick and roasty malts and some dank ass dark chocolate. Buy this beer fuckers.

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Photo of riotontheroad
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CalebM
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Dark blackish-tan hue, pretty heavy lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell: Coffee, dark chocolate, cookie--yum!
Taste: Very well balanced for a stout of this name. Sweet but not sicky. The flavors from the aroma are all equally present with no surprises. I'm not getting the peppermint others have mentioned, perhaps just a mix of toasted malt and hops throwing things around.
Feel: I would not describe this as a clean finish as the bottle does. The foam lingers in your mouth, but I don't find that unpleasant--one reviewer said the finish was "gritty" and I agree. Medium/heavy mouthfeel.
Overall: In terms of stouts and mocha flavor, I like this a lot. Balanced flavors and interesting texture.

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Photo of sprocket
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jxl
3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of ryanhooks81
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sisterofba
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DuffDaddy
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jwhancher
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutHobbit
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: dark on the pour with a light lacing foam. Very dark nearly opaque.
Smell: Hints of cocoa, nutty, toffee and cookie.
Taste: rich hits of coffee and notes on the back of the tongue of cacao
Feel: a tad gritty at the finish, but rather rich and smooth
Overall: damn fine beer, damn fine stout.

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Photo of riversglow
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,065 ratings.
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