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Highland Imperial Black Mocha Stout

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Released Sept 21, 2008 (the day after brewgrass). The next brew in our renowned imperial line, this hearty stout is rich with coffee and chocolate notes, all achieved solely through the use of special roasted barley grains. The complex malt character blends the velvety sweetness of specialty grains with the creaminess of a classic stout. No flavoring has been added to this product.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of kp on the RBSG bus. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Roasted dark malt with a mild caramelish touch. Roasted malt and fruity hoppy flavoured. Subdued sweet. Roasted chocolate and light fruity yeasty note with a nice acidic roasted note. Lasting chocolate and mild coffeeish finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2009
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma has notes of bourbon, roasted malt, soy sauce, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, wood, soy sauce, alcohol, and some bourbon, leading to a dry, roasted, and alcoholic finish. Thanks kp for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of kp. Pours a clear opaque black with a light brown head. Sweetish aroma of hard roasted malt, dried fruit and sweet coffee. Quite full-bodied, very hard roasted malts and dried fruit again with a vinous touch. Quite malt bitter finish. 110709

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
A: The pour is a very dark brown color with a fairly large off-white head. S: Plenty of roasted malts and coffee on the nose. Some mild chocolate notes underneath, with a bit of a dark fruit character underneath. T: A good bitterness is quite noticeable right away, as is the coffee and roast. There’s a mild acidity, which I normally don’t find appealing in a stout, but it isn’t horrible here. Some bittersweet chocolate helps to provide some sort of balance and there is a mild coffee grounds note on the finish. M: The body is medium with a fairly lively level of carbonation. D: Another beer that hides the alcohol quite well, probably due to all the different flavors going on. A pretty nice beer, actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13587) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Pours black color with an average frothy light brown head that was lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt and nuts aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet toasted flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of long duration. This is a solid complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13309) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2008
(Brewgrass08) Medium tan head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some chocolate, roast, molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some alcohol, cocoa, roast, light molasses. Sticky medium-full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2009 ྶoz. bottle, 2008 vintage, courtesy of mar) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of fudge, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and light vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12187) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours opaque, maybe even darker than opaque like a black hole, sucking the light out of things around it, with a small, fizzy, dark brown, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, toasted grain, molasses), average hop (perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of wood, alcohol, vanilla, and prune. Full bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2009
22oz bottle acquired in trades with emacgee & SoLan (thanks!). Poured a dark black color with reddish brown edges and an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, earthy, and some coffee. Tastes of roast (but not as roasty as the aroms), chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and some dark fruits. Alcohol content overall well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11401) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2012
Bottled. Pitch Black coloured. Dense Brown head. Aroma. Roast, coffee, chocolate, liqourice, Cocoa. Flavour. Roast, liqourice, chocolate,, coffee, molasses, Brown sugar. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter with a coffee touch. Delicious.

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