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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Pours near black with deep ruby hues and a fully receding light brown head. Aroma of roast malt, cocoa, coffee, and other things of a toasty nature. Taste is a nice bundle of toasted and roasted malts. Notes of chocolate, dark rye bread, and coffee. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation. Enjoyable stout, but not good enough to be amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006
UPDATED: APR 20, 2006 Bottle. Pours black with a tan head that dissipates. Roasty malt aroma with hints of woody hops. Roasty malt flavor, also with hints of woody hops. Not really much chocolate flavor, contrary to expectations, although cocoa is detectable. Opens up a bit as I drink it, with an ever so slight hint of sweetness. Not an *exciting* beer per se, but exceedingly well balanced and expertly crafted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2006
No. 30 is black, has mocha flavor, is a stout. Must be Black Mocha Stout. Asheville, NC is a lovely place to visit. I imagine it must be fantastic to sip on a local brew like this while watching the foliage change around the Biltmore Estate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Bottle. Black in color with a little tan head. Roasty chocolate aroma. Hoppy. Caramel notes. Flavor is chocolatey and roasty. Smooth. Medium bodied. Well balanced. Very nice. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Bottle thanks to Goldtwins. Pours black with a small bubbled head that settles really quick. Aroma and taste are a heady espresso, not too rich that tickles the palate. Nice use of hops that blend together well. Roasty and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Blackish brown, diminishing head. Nose of astringent roast, grapes, coffee & bitter chocolate. The flavor is creamy and light bodied with a balanced hop layer blended with the roasted malts. The finish is average and chalky. Decent stout, not much chocolate notes as I expected but easy drinking. Thanks to aracauna for this bottle.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4681) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5325) - 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.

   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.

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