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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Pours a wet blackish brown a little transparent with a fizzy soda pop head. Nose is subtle bitter chocolate, with a slight off sour kind of thing. Flavor is at first sweet and malty, then a whoosh of chocolate bitterness sweeps through. A little fizzy on the tongue, and thin on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4595) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2009 MN Winter Get Together, 2006: Black color with no head. Sweet coffee aroma. The coffee is toned down in the flavor and the malt provides a good base and some bitterness, but there is a little sour tinge on the finish that started to wreck it. Not all that great, but not terrible either. 7/3/6/3/14 Re-rating, February 22, 2009: Black color with no head. Aroma of chocolate and spearmint. Heavy on the roasted malt, very slight coffee and chocolate. Quite earthy. Much better this time around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4916) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2007 Disappointing. This beer is light in flavor, aroma, and body. Black and medium carbonation. A hint of coffee. Thin and boring. --------&# 1/12/07 Much better. Pleasant chocolate aroma, some coffee. Thicker and heavier than I remembered. Served cool but not cold, very smooth palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2006
My bottle looked a bit different than pictured. Shared at the 2005 MN Ratebeer get together, care of DrBayern. Dark ruby coloured with an aroma of a Startbucks Mocha Frapachinno, with maybe a hint of vanilla. Thin head with light carbonation. Chocolate and coffee taste, almost like a good imperial stout, but mellowed a bit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2006
received this bomber from Degarth in a recent trade, thanks Joe.
not quite black in color, actually as I hold my glass to the light it is more of a deep dark mahogany. 1/2 inch tan head settling to a thin layer of lace. aroma is mostly chocolate with a hint of coffee. flavor is more of the same but with some strange roasted funkiness in the middle. it kinda goes away after about half a glass, but you know its there...lurking. palate is thin for the style. not bad, but could have been so much better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Chocolate aroma. Chocolate taste with some friut. Lactose. A tad thin, but hey, you can chug this stuff. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Got to have this fine brew at brandons going away party, not sure how i didnt rate it yet but anywayz. Very black, lots of chocolate in the aroma of this one, definetely more so than the coffee is. The body is slightly acidic but i like that with tons of chocolate coming through to finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5554) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Pours a dark brown wtih no transparency and a minimal tan head that fades quickly to a ring. Light chocolate up front fades a roasted coffee and burnt finish. Definitely a little too thin.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Jonathan3584. Dark brown with brown ring of film. Aroma rather muted, chocolate and a strange fruity character in the background. Flavor is milk chocolate up front with coffee and sweet/syrup like taste taking over towards the finish. Little too watery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a very small white head. Aroma of, well, cold left over coffee. And maybe a touch of molasses. And baking chocolate. Flavor of cold chocolate flavored coffee, smoky wood chips, some malt. Finishes with that campfire smoked wood, roasted malt, and a bit of chocolate stickiness in the back of the throat. Nice, slightly thinner than average stout feel. Yea, pretty good. Well balanced and tasty, if a little old tasting. Glad there is very little hop character; a lot of American micro stouts seem to be doing that.


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