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RATINGS: 594   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 15/20
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2006
22 oz bottle, via ross. Pours a very dark black with some mahogany on the edges under a firm and creamy brown head. No sediment in bottle. Aroma is heavy on the milk chocolate with a hearty roasted and black patant malt base. Notes of powdery cocoa and light hops as well. Flavor is very roasty with a lighter burnt malt accent. Not much in the way of chocolate based on what I was expecting from the aroma, save for some powdery cocoa on the lightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side with very soft carbonation yielding a slightly creamy texture. Overall a pretty good beer, very drinkable with good depth of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2006
A nice sharp bite in the flavor of this Stout. Very thin mouthfeel. The mocha is present with a nice chocolately taste, and the bite comes with a little bark (taste that is). i enjoyed this brew much but am finding that the Highland Brewing Companyís two dark beers taste too similar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 Bomber, big thanks to after4ever. Nearly opaque blackish brown with a scant tan head. Aromas of bittersweet chocolate with a just bit of malt behind it. Full-ish body with moderate carbonation. The taste is sweet with chocolate, coffee, vanilla, nuts. Clean finish, very slightly sour, maybe with a hint of pepper? This beer is all about the malt - the hops make only a token appearance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a huge, frothy tan head. Mmmm, wonderful mocha aroma - the coffee and chocolate are very strong along with hints a toffee, hazelnut, caramel, molasses, and grassy hops. The flavor wasnít nearly as impressive as the aroma. Itís not sweet at all, just has a sour bitterness to it that leaves a skunkness lingering in the mouth. Itís too earthy of a flavor, and possibly the worst finish to a beer Iíve tasted in a long time. Overall I was very dissapointed in the quality of this beer. Itís a shame - Highlandís Oatmeal Stout is so much better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 21, 2006
Middling chocolate aroma with faint anise. Thin reddish brown pour with a beige head. Body starts thin but builds as it warms - fairly lifeless. Toffee and chocolate in the flavor, some hops of the pineapple strain, with some dough and tongue coating malts. A touch of some unpleasant sourness knocks this down a few pegs. Actually a bit disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7332) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2006
Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Savannah, Ga. - 22 oz bomber. Dark, ruby red pour, little to no head. Strong, prominent aroma wth coffee and licorice shining through the most. Flavor has the same elements with some dark, bakerís chocolate thrown in there for good measure. Very earthy and quaffable. Decently thick mouthfeel. Like what I see from this brewer thus far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2006
Clear dark brown body. Sweet chocolate milk aroma. Dry earthy chocolate flavo riwht apple and bakerís chocolate in teh finish. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2006
MN Ratebeer Winter Get-together. Sweet molasses aroma with hints of caramel, milk and chocolate. Mostly opaque body with some dark red hues when held to the light at the bottom of the glass. Not bad. Canít tell what this tastes like. Very nice. Nice buttery caramel at finish. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Bottled. Poured a murky, deep brown with a tall, thick, long-lasting deep beige head. Nose was of mild chocolate, a bit of toffee, coffee, and molasses. Flavor was quite similar, and managed to be grainy and sticky toward the back-end. Smooth across the middle of the palate... medium-bodied. Finish found mocha and tannins. Interesting and enjoyable stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Pours to a dark brown body with a thin white head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee. Light oatmeal. The flavor is light coffee and chocolate. The palate is medium bodied.

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