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RATINGS: 538   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Mild coffee aroma with a hint of cream within. Flavor is a smooth caramel with a roasted coffee finish. Just a little bit too dry, otherwise perfect.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewdork (207) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2014
12 oz. bottle filled on 2/4/14 poured into shaker. Opaque near-black color with a finger of fizzy brown head that’s completely gone after a few minutes. Deep roasty coffee, chocolate and maple aroma. Flavor has slight malt sweetness up front with a dry, burnt bitter finish. Nothing remarkable here. Just a solid stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle: Pours black with a short, creamy, dark tan head. Mild aroma, soft chocolate, coffee.....a tang of dark fruit. Taste is rich, roasty coffee, cream. Dry, a nice stout without a lot of sweetness.... Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (586) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2014
smell is great...dark fruits...but not too much...a little sweeter...cannot see through glass....some sediment...taste isn’t as good as smell...a bit too bitter,....but not too much (lessens with quick drinking). Thick malty texture...quite roasted...good creamy finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3295) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2014
Deep chocolate-brown-black color with a creamy chocolate top. Thin, mononote roasty and dusted chocolate barley aroma. Medium-bodied and evincing similar, straightforward chocolate roasty qualities as in the aroma. Dry, dusty chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
Overall very good stout, bottle from whole foods, asheville creates great beers

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CJ_Pain (30) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Nice stout. Roasted malt, slight coffee presence as well as subtle sweetness. Very easy drinking almost session able quality.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
This one poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of coffee, light chocoalte and chlak. Flavor was dry, pretzely coffee and roast . Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1229) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bomber. Pours a dark black pour with a small head. Nose is sweet with a chocolate toffee fragrance. Taste is sweet, with a vanilla mocha taste and a big taste of malt. Finish is sweet as well with a moderate lmalt toffee mocha lingering. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1186) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Pours black with a tan brown head and aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste is of nice sweet chocolate, coffee, dark fruits with roasted malt and a sweet, mocha finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewMoose (81) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
On draft. Pours with a thick tan head. Roasty chocolate aromas. Same with flavors. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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