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RATINGS: 547   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chickenflea (326) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2011
This is a style that a lot of people get right. Highland is no exception. The beer pours dark mahogany with a medium to small head. The aroma is very good and true to the style with rich chocolate and coffee mixture and malt. Medium body with a watery texture. Green apple notes on the front end, but the taste is quickly overwhelmed by coffee bean and burnt toast. Reservedly sweet. Bitter finish with a slightly tanic aftertaste. A good beer. Refreshing with plenty of flavor without being too heavy.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle split during a blind stout/porter tasting with Jenny. Thin black pour. Some dark fruit and coffee notes. Too thin. Weak finish. This came in last out of 4.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (1437) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle: Deep brown, black center with light ruby at the edges; light-tan head leaving medium lacing behind. Aroma is creamy & sweet bakerís chocolate, almost seems lactose was used here (donít think it is, though). Light coffee bean, roasted barley, & some bittersweet cocoa dust rounding things out in the back-end. Coffee stronger on the palate, combating mocha for the top spot in my sensory profile. A little mid-palate hopiness; dry, leafy, herbal, a bit ashy. Molds well with the roast. A little astringent in the finish, thin mouth feel that doesnít bode well. Needs more body. Hint of roasted & charred malt in the aftertaste with a touch of cocoa & cream. Needs more body, more robustness, more creaminess. Otherwise, a decent beer, but nothing to write home about.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2414) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. It poured an opaque brownish/black color with a tan head. The aroma was of coffee and dark chocolate. The taste was similar with a slightly bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 7, 2014
Nice and very enjoyable. Probably the best beer from this brewery that i have tasted so far. Nice thickness and shape.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (359) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours walnut with mocha head. Good lacing. Aroma is mostly roast and coffee. Moderately sweet transitioning to a bitter finish. Full body, soft carb. Nice stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3225) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is chocolate roast and raisin. Thin mouthfeel with light roast and caramel. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egg (62) - USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle on 5/11/14. Pours jet black with a tight off white head that lingers. Moderate lacing. Aroma is satisfying, chocolate, coffee, sweet roasted malt. Taste is light, bitter chocolate, ever so slightly sour/metallic, finishes with a very nice chocolate and coffee bitter finish and Iím left with a pleasant coffee and chocolate sweetness. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocJitsu (824) - Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Pours a nearly opaque, very dark brown, with glints of cola brown around the bottom edges of the glass. Large, bumpy, and sudsy brown-taupe head forms and lingers. Smoky and salty pretzel nose. Notes of chocolate and coffee. Some steak and A-1 sauce come through as well. Smooth, creamy and mildly thick mouthfeel. Some dark fruit, steak and A-1, and smoky flavors. Chocolate abs coffee. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blakeg828 (1) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2014 does not count
Tasty beer with a clean finish. Especially liked the toasted chocolate flavors. Not to hoppy

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewdork (228) - 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 thatís 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.


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