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Highland Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Mocha Stout

Highland Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Mocha Stout
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Aged for 3 months in Wild Turkey barrels.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4808) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
11 ounce pour - $8.25 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Displays a simple black body topped with a thin cap of light beige foam that quickly recedes leaving a splatter lace pattern.

Smell: Roasted malts with faint notes of coffee, chocolate at the distant edges and really not much more than a touch of the barrel showing in the aroma.

Taste: A light, amiable roasty base tone with soft chocolate and a little dark fruitiness. Thereís some barrel qualities, sure, but itís rather mild. Very minimal hop character, bitterness. A light vague roastiness and a very light vague barrel element on the finish - itís a beer thatís gone before the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Itís by no means bad, but this is one of those instances where Iím not entirely sure if the barrel treatment helped, as the base beer seems somewhat deflated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6657) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Draught at Alltech fest.Whisky and chocolate throughout the taste and body. Dark pour. Pretty stellar beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Appearance: Pitch black with rich creamy khaki head
Aroma: Delightful vanilla, bourbon, coffee, chocolate
Taste: Irish car bomb... bit of alcohol, nut, chocolate, coffee, cream
Palate: Creamy, starts very sweet, finishes with a hint a bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Cask at the 2nd Annual Top of the Hops Charlottesville, VA beer festival, 9/10/11. Pours a pitch black color with a large frothy brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bourbon, coffee and earthy notes. The taste is bourbon, coffee, roasted malts and berries. Medium bodied. Nice.

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