Highland Black Watch Double Chocolate Milk Stout

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The name pays tribute to Scotland’s historic military regiment known as The Black Watch. With their dark tartan and mission to keep watch over the Highlands, Highland salutes these warriors with a dark mahogany colored brew that pours silky smooth. Black Watch Double Chocolate Milk Stout combines more than 100 pounds of cacao nibs with five malts, roasted barley, and flaked oats to create a rich, high-gravity ale reminiscent of brownie batter and marshmallows with an aromatic nose and a lingering dark chocolate finish.

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Bacchus66 (1914) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2019 12oz bottle at home. Black pour with a thin brown head. Lots of dark chocolate up front with vanilla, coffee, fudge, syrupy dark malt, licorice. Low carb, medium-full body. Lingering chicolate fudge and coffee finish. Excellent.

3.8
AWISLguy (4806) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2019
UPDATED: APR 7, 2019 12oz bottle from Bottle Shock in PSL. Strong chocolate, caramel, black malts, roast and lactose. Solid. Roasty tasty without getting too sweet. 14

4.5
Kleg (1197) - The Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2019 Bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a thick tan head and great retention. Great lacing too. Rich chocolate aroma. Rich dark chocolate flavor mixed with very dark roasted barley. Sweet, but not too much; Just enough to hide any bitterness. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. The 8.0% ABV and 45 IBU are both well hidden. Great balance and a great beer.

3.8
Aurelius (6326) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2019 Standard longneck, decent label. Squid ink black pour with a medium tan head - sticky that. Olivine roast, malty aroma with nuts and baker's chocolate. Sweet, satisfying, nicely bitter. Balance is very good and the flavors play well together. Chewy mouthfeel, dense bodied. Has a little bit of astringency in the end, which I consider a flaw. Righteous. ABC Liquors, Betton.

4.1
MKromhoutNC (54) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2018
Decent smell, get the milkiness. Taste is deep and rich, chocolate comes through. Not too sweet or heavy. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
jw0406 (1535) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2018 12 oz bottle pours a black color with a small beige head. Aromas of chocolate, sweet malt, coffee, light vanilla. Full bodied, an outstanding beer.

4.2
ChainGangGuy (5266) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2018 6-pack of 12 oz bottles - $14.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia. FILLED 11/20/18. Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with an inch or so of creamyish, frothed, seared beige foam. Smell: Christmas-themed mug of rich cocoa, scorched cream, and fudge-flecked grains. A lightly nutty walnut element. Gentle touch of dark fruitiness underneathe the malty aromatics. Taste: B-Watch is sweet, it's smooth with tastes of melty dark and milk chocolates, cream. Roasty, lightly coffee-tinged, and serving up an oversized slice of fudgy chocolate cake. It's nuttiness and fruity accents remain mostly in the background. Near nil hop character, bitterness. Closes out with the same tempered sweetness, roastiness and creamy chocolatiness that started it off. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation. Mouthfeel remains quite smooth throughout. Overall: Nice. It's decadently robust in its characteristics without crossing the line becoming unpleasant and gross. Sweet without being overly so, chocolaty without getting cloying, a goodly mouthfeel falling far short of unseemly and the ABV is lusciously hearty but lacking the need for a glass of water and a nap.

3.5
weihenweizen (5604) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2018
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Black with small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, medium body, medium carbonation, and small-bubble lacing. Taste is chocolate, some oats, and some herbal hops

3.9
BuckeyeBoy (12124) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2018
12oz bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is nice sweet chocolate vanilla coffee. Tatse is more of the nice sweet malts toast coffee and milk chocolate.

4.1
willisread (6062) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2018
Draft at Craft Brewed. Pours a deep brown to black with a finger of tan head that lingers. Huge chocolate milk nose with cacao nib and faint coffee. Brownie-like character on the palate. Lots of milk coffee flavors come out as well. Super smooth and rich. Very drinkable with abv hidden well. Probably the best Highland I have had at this point. Great stuff.


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