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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Highland’s most robust beer, having a very malty body with a large, roasted chocolate flavor. It is black in color with a very clean finish and a moderate hop flavor.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firemarshal (150) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle into shaker. Pours black as night with appropriate tan head, leaving sparse lacing behind. Dark roast coffee, chocolate malt, and oatmeal aroma. Heavy sweet, medium bitterness, lightly sour, lightly salty. Big body, thick chewy beer. Soft carbonation, sweet lingering finish. Nice after dinner sipper by the fire.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1257) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. Black color. Aroma of sweet chocolate and vanilla, with roasted matls. A good medium bodied (at least). Creamy texture. Taste is about the same with some additional roasted malts and cocoa malts. Some dryness and bitter at end. A solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Solid 3.5. Good, not great. Not much aroma, tatse is malty, hint of chocolate and coffee. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firefly765 (111) - - NOV 19, 2013
12 ounce bottle pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head that doesn't last long. Caramel vanilla and chocolate aroma with some licorice smell as well. Medium body, nice chocolate coffee flavor very nice balance of the hops. Solid example of a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (995) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Poured from bottle. Toasted malt and licorice aroma. Stout black with tan head. Coffee and yeast flavors with cocoa, vanilla, nut and malt. Earthy hop notes. A bit of an oily feel. Nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (795) - Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle into pint glass, deep dark brown with dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, light coffee and chocolate milk. Taste adds notes of bread, char, bitter dark chocolate, slight nuttiness and earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation, creamy, rich with sweet roasty finish. Nice tasty sessionable stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erikh04 (120) - - OCT 21, 2013
Had this on a camping trip so my review may be off a little since all beer tastes better while camping. Good stout. Smooth finish but overall a little weak. Great chocolate taste without being overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle from the last local swap - thanks! Pours deep ruby black with a small brown creamy head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light, with notes of ashtray, roast, and cocoa powder. Flavor is impressive, creamy, lactose, roasty, tobacco, coffee, chocolate. Light plus sweet and light bitter. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2082) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2013
12oz bottle - pours black with tan head and light lacing. Nose is roasted coffee with hints of milk chocolate. dark chocolate bitterness with seemingly long finish. Complex for the style. dry. I’m glad I tried it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 This one pours deep dark brown and clear. Head is semi brown and forms a thin ring about the edges. Nose is chocolate, coffee, and some sweet doughy bread aromas underneath the roast. Flavor is coffee, bread, fruity cherry chocolates, touch of bright coffee and some roast astringency in the finish. Medium full chewy body. Pretty nice brew. I’m editing this because I had it at home from a bottle and let it warm up in the glass. When this procedure was performed, this beer really came out and got fantastic. Damn I like it and damn I wish bars didn’t serve such cold beer.


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