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RATINGS: 587   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4551) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Appearance: dark with minimal light penetration. Head: thin and tan. Aroma: roasted, sweet, chocolate, caramel, hop citrus. Flavor: roasted, sweet, some hop flavor, no bitterness, well balanced. Palate: very smooth and full. Finish: very smooth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Black body, tan head. Very roasty aroma, black patent malt with coffee. Taste like a more refined version of Bells Java Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
black body with a creamy light brown head.mocha.coffe,chocolate,and roasted malts are the sum of these parts.palate has a milky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4063) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Bottle from Ross; nose of coffee, caramel, and chocolate; Opaque black with a medium, glass-lacing tan head; thbin body with a flavor of coffee and a little hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2006
(bottle) Poured into pint glass, very dark, I couldnít see thru it when I held it to the light. It poured a dark tan head to the top of the glass. A moderate coffee smell. Taste of coffee, but not as strong as the smell insinuates. Had a smooth milky flavor with some chocolate tones. Overall a very good drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1565) - 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....

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