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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2005
Deep clear brown, mostly lasting off-white head. Very grainy nose, proposing light roastiness, vegetal beany coffee and not much else. Plain and simplistic, it evolves into a fizzy roasty, grainy and astringent water. Below average malt extraction. Light-medium bodied, moderately high carbonation. Seems almost unfinished, yet with little potential. I certainly didnít find anything close to the richness my peers seem to have noticed.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3755) - - NOV 6, 2005
dark rich mocha aroma. black with brown head. rich mocha, roasted barley flavor. very rich and flavorful. my favorite beer from this brewer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Bottle. Pours opaque, oily black with a head of few brown bubbles. Sweet aroma of malts, cocoa, and coffee. Flavors of sweet toasted malts and bittersweet chocolate; kept thinking of a smoked brownie. Smooth but somewhat thin; very good considering it was created under N.C.ís now-defunct 6% abv cap. Well done, Highland.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Bottle. Deep dark brown/black pour. Roasty coffee aroma with some chocolate malt backing. Roasty malty chooclate flavors, with coffee and toffee. Lots of good flavors for a 5% beer. Left me wanting an impy stout tho.

3.2
   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.

3.7
   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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2603) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3055) - Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Dark brown, almost black with a decent head. The aroma is gorgeous, a rich chocolate and coffee mixture thatís immensely satisfying. The body doesnít quite match up to the aroma and is a little acidic, but isnít bad by any stretch. The body could be a little fuller, though. Not a bad beer at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2174) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2005
(Knoxville Brewersí 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.


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