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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (3135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 7, 2014
Nice and very enjoyable. Probably the best beer from this brewery that i have tasted so far. Nice thickness and shape.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (419) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (5894) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egg (140) - USA - MAY 11, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocJitsu (1200) - Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blakeg828 (1) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2014 does not count
Tasty beer with a clean finish. Especially liked the toasted chocolate flavors. Not to hoppy

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2014
12 oz. bottle filled on 2/4/14 poured into shaker. Opaque near-black color with a finger of fizzy brown head that’s completely gone after a few minutes. Deep roasty coffee, chocolate and maple aroma. Flavor has slight malt sweetness up front with a dry, burnt bitter finish. Nothing remarkable here. Just a solid stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle: Pours black with a short, creamy, dark tan head. Mild aroma, soft chocolate, coffee.....a tang of dark fruit. Taste is rich, roasty coffee, cream. Dry, a nice stout without a lot of sweetness.... Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (942) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2014
smell is great...dark fruits...but not too much...a little sweeter...cannot see through glass....some sediment...taste isn’t as good as smell...a bit too bitter,....but not too much (lessens with quick drinking). Thick malty texture...quite roasted...good creamy finish


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