Highland Black Mocha Stout | Highland Brewing

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Highland Black Mocha StoutHighland Black Mocha Stout

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark black, maybe the darkest brown with no highlights to speak of. The beer pushed up about a finger of tan, foamy head and left some decent lacing down that glass as it dissipated.

The beer smelled very similar to how it tasted. Up front was big coffee/mocha aroma with some toasted malt and a bit of dark chocolate, too. The flavor mirrored this almost to a tee. Up front, dark roasted malts took the stage, followed closely by the heavy mocha coffee flavors and accented by some bittersweet chocolate and bit of earthy malt flavor towards the end.

The mouthfeel was a few notches above medium with only a minor amount of carbonation, making for a clean and smooth drinking experience.

Overall, this was a very good stout that didnt' false advertise at all. Mocha was prevalent, as well as few other flavors, and it made this beer very flavorable and drinkable, moreso than the other beers I've had from Highland so far. Not spectacular, but a very good American Stout with some solid coffee notes included.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

got this from Loki in a recent trade. thanks kip!

12oz bottle. sampled march 15/08.

pours nearly black and opaque with a big light brown head. the head drops fairly fast and leaves spotty lace. a little ruby highlights show through at the edges.

aroma is good. chocolate and coffee. light roast. bit of alcohol. lots of fruity character too - blueberry and raspberry and cherry. bready malt. bit of caramel.

taste is good. coffee. dark chocolate. medium bitterness level, more as coffee and chocolate than hops. roasty. big bready malt. bit of crackers. light alcohol. bit of caramel. there's some fruit here too, but not as prominent or distinct as in the aroma. touch of smoke.

mouthfeel is good. medium-low carbonation level. medium body. bit of astringency.

drinkability is good. good balance. very tasty and enjoyable.

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Highland Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 1,083 ratings
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