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RATINGS: 582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Highlandís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1562) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2006
22 oz bottle. Pours deep black with ruby edges and a thick beige head. Prominently roasty, caramel nose. Flavor has notes of roasted malt, earth/dirt, mocha, toffee, coffee and ends with a slight burnt tinge. Moderately sweet/bitter. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Even though it doesnít really stand out, itís tasty and quite satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThorsHammer (1) - USA - NOV 26, 2006 does not count
While not pitch black, this beer is rather opaque. Poured a two-and-a-half finger head. The head dissipated in a moderate amount of time, only leaving a small amount of delicate lacing. The smell is of chocolate and coffee -- definitely inviting. Roasted malt comes through in the taste as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, not overly heavy. This beer is exceptionally drinkable, which is not a bad thing. I rarely drink more than a beer or two, but I might make an exception for the Black Mocha Stout. IMO, this beer compares favorably to most American Stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Pours black with a light tan head. Nice lacing. Nice coffee caramel smell. taste is much the same, a bit one-dimensional but itís filling. Nice full palate with a light coffee finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2006
two finget head on a solid jet black thickness of a pour. the head is really foamy, and the lacing is quite intricate. thereís an almost pool water aroma mixed with a milky way - chocolate and caramel combo. the flavour is rich with chewy plums and a faint but lingering dry mocha. it satisfies the palate, as itís not watered down at all, as some others in this category have been. i recommend this beer, if nothing else.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2006 220z bottle via captaincougar(thanks)!. Pours a deep dark brown/almost black with fucia edges and a small tan head. Nose is mostly plums and coffee with some chocolate. Taste is the same with some soy, some hops and and some saltiness in the finish. Thin body. Not bad but could use more body and more mocha flavor....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
buerckholtz (33) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Brewed in Asheville NC, not in Fredrick MD....(thier contract brewery) Pours dark brown to black with small white head. Aromas of roasted malt, some coffee notes and dried fruits and some hops. Flavor is more hoppy than aroma lets on......firm malt and bitterness balances this beer. Flavors meld well leading into a fairly dry finish making this beer non cloying. Lacks a little complexty and freshness in my opinion. Good beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Black as black pour. Mocha colored swirls form on the top of the beer after the giant, pluming head settles. Soft, roasty malts fill the nose - no bitterness or astingency here. Sweet chocolate and woody vanilla fill the voids between. The body is vibrant, with velvetty carbonation leading the way. What follows is a great mix of cocoa, nuts and bittersweet chocolate. Medium body makes for easy drinking. Enough said, I like this stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4918) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2006
(660ml bottle) Pours a opaque body with a thin, beige head. Nose of vanilla bean with a coffee-bourbon undertone. Strong coffee ground with a cherry finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2009 Dark brown. Nice nose - chocolate, coffee, lots of happy malts. Roasty with dark fruits on the palate. Sweet finish, just enough appetizing dryness. Nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2424) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Dark brown body with short, but frothy tan head. Plesant aroma of roasted malts, coffee and sweet chocolate. Flavor is full of roast and coffee with a sweet, toffee-like backbone. Notes of chocolate and licorice. Nice, bitter, clean and dry finish. Smooth texture, medium body. Well put together, enjoyable.

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