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RATINGS: 548   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2005
This was pretty good. and what better beer to have at the going away party of a guy in a kilt? haha. brown, almost balck appearance with dark tan head. definitely tasted like black coffee and dark roasted chocolate. definitely had some raosted malts in this one as well. espresso like whoa, some toffee and just a hint of vanilla. a little too much acidity for my liking,and a little thin on the palate, but worth having for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Poured a dark brown with a tan head. Sweet aroma had a milk chocolate front and a coffee back. Flavor was mostly chocolate with some roasty malt and a black coffee finish. Lively/fizzy mouthfeel with a light to medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2005
A brownish black appearance with a moderate head. Im picking up a lot of chocolate and cappucino in the aroma. The flavor is quite good with raisins, chocolate, espresso, and toffee. The aftertaste is somewhat bitter. Overall this was a good one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3032) - Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Dark brown, almost black with a decent head. The aroma is gorgeous, a rich chocolate and coffee mixture that’s immensely satisfying. The body doesn’t quite match up to the aroma and is a little acidic, but isn’t bad by any stretch. The body could be a little fuller, though. Not a bad beer at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Black color. Minimal head. Very slight hints of mocha. No mocha in the body but the body is full and round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2005
(Knoxville Brewers’ Jam). Pours opaque black with faint ruby edges and a good, brown head. The nose is malt and mocha. A mild palate conveys the flavors of black malt, coffee, bitter chocolate, and just a bit of (bland) hops. A credit to stout-kind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2005
When I poured this stout, the smell of roasted coffee filled my nostrils, addiction swiftly stimulated my brain, and I found myself closing my eyes and imagining I was at Denny’s with my bottomless mug of wonderful lukewarm gritty watered-down goodness. This was a pretty good stout. My one critique is that I would have preferred a bit more chocolate flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Coffee pour, khaki crema atoll. Murky, translucent glow around the edges. Not opaque, very brown for a stout. Nutty, sweet roasty aroma with a hint of chocolate. On the tongue this one is very unique. Sweet milk, saccharine in a roasted dry jacket. Prunes. Stewed fruit. Dusty, sour strong coffee., Fremch roast. Papery dry yeast. Excellent beer Grat

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2723) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2010 bottle. I really enjoy this beer, needed to revisit it. It’s got an appealing deep, deep, red that doesn’t let much light pass through and a dense, tan head. Aroma is quite yeasty with some dry chocolate, latte, and fresh barley. The mocha is not overdone in the body, but balanced nicely with some acidic coffee notes and a touch of earthy hops. A little cola taste rears its head, but doesn’t do enough to subtract from the overall experience.
[March 29, 2009]
bottle from Greenlife, Chattanooga. This is an obvious dry stout, but I really enjoy it. There is a very large amount of meaty, bacon flavor with dark chocolate. The palate is a little light for the style, but never skimps in the flavor. The finish is earthy, dry, and very meaty. This is an exceptionally tasteful dry stout.
[February 12, 2010]
On tap at McClarens. Pours a deep dark ruby which pretty much looks black. The aroma is super roasty with loads of coffee, earth, some timid hops, and distinct mocha. The mouthfeel is medium and the finish is definitely dry. Lots of pronounced mocha is in the flavor, it creates an excellent illusion of using dark chocolate in the brew. Plenty of coffee and earthy flavors abound. This is a super drinkable and balanced dry stout. Wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2005
22oz bottle courtesy of Suttree: Dark muddy brown, near black, body with a light brown head that lasts for a few minutes. The aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate, and a bit of musty dark fruit. Flavor shows chocolate, roasted malts, light coffee (flavor coming from the use of malt, not the addition of coffee beans), bitter cocoa. It’s not very bitter and dry nor is sweet and syrupy - this seems to have one foot on either side of that fence and makes for an enjoyable easy going stout. Medium-full bodied, medium carbonation, sometimes a bit more watery that I’d like.

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