NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black pour with a beige head. Watery malt aromas with subtle notes of coffee. Very mild flavor and thin body. Nowhere near the flavor profile I was expecting. Weak.
ronaldtheriot (1441) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Highland Black Mocha Stout has a very thick, beige head, a black (with brown highlights) appearance, and some web lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, very dark roasted (but, not burned) barley malt, coffee, cream, and chocolate. Taste is of those elements, with a noticeable bitterness, probably coming from the char. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Highland Black Mocha Stout finishes rich and delicious and semi-wet.
italarican (1516) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split during a blind stout/porter tasting with Jenny. Thin black pour. Some dark fruit and coffee notes. Too thin. Weak finish. This came in last out of 4.
tectactoe (2944) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep brown, black center with light ruby at the edges; light-tan head leaving medium lacing behind. Aroma is creamy & sweet baker’s chocolate, almost seems lactose was used here (don’t think it is, though). Light coffee bean, roasted barley, & some bittersweet cocoa dust rounding things out in the back-end. Coffee stronger on the palate, combating mocha for the top spot in my sensory profile. A little mid-palate hopiness; dry, leafy, herbal, a bit ashy. Molds well with the roast. A little astringent in the finish, thin mouth feel that doesn’t bode well. Needs more body. Hint of roasted & charred malt in the aftertaste with a touch of cocoa & cream. Needs more body, more robustness, more creaminess. Otherwise, a decent beer, but nothing to write home about.
jandd1983 (2986) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the brewery. It poured an opaque brownish/black color with a tan head. The aroma was of coffee and dark chocolate. The taste was similar with a slightly bitter finish.
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice and very enjoyable. Probably the best beer from this brewery that i have tasted so far. Nice thickness and shape.
deaconmike (415) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours walnut with mocha head. Good lacing. Aroma is mostly roast and coffee. Moderately sweet transitioning to a bitter finish. Full body, soft carb. Nice stout.
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is chocolate roast and raisin. Thin mouthfeel with light roast and caramel. Good.
egg (129) - USA - MAY 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on 5/11/14. Pours jet black with a tight off white head that lingers. Moderate lacing. Aroma is satisfying, chocolate, coffee, sweet roasted malt. Taste is light, bitter chocolate, ever so slightly sour/metallic, finishes with a very nice chocolate and coffee bitter finish and I’m left with a pleasant coffee and chocolate sweetness. Solid.
DocJitsu (1154) - Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nearly opaque, very dark brown, with glints of cola brown around the bottom edges of the glass. Large, bumpy, and sudsy brown-taupe head forms and lingers. Smoky and salty pretzel nose. Notes of chocolate and coffee. Some steak and A-1 sauce come through as well. Smooth, creamy and mildly thick mouthfeel. Some dark fruit, steak and A-1, and smoky flavors. Chocolate abs coffee. Very nice beer.