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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
chriso (7569) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2006
Sampled at the brewery, July 2006. Not a lot of notes on this as drinking it while walking round the brewery is not ideal for tasting. Very dark brown, not quite black. Plenty of flavour here. Creamy coffee, milk chocolate, burnt malt and, in the US style, a fair amount of tangy citric background hop. Not the biggest stout around, but pretty damn decent.

3.7
emacgee (4680) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Appearance: dark with minimal light penetration. Head: thin and tan. Aroma: roasted, sweet, chocolate, caramel, hop citrus. Flavor: roasted, sweet, some hop flavor, no bitterness, well balanced. Palate: very smooth and full. Finish: very smooth

3.9
Enniskillen (2058) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Black body, tan head. Very roasty aroma, black patent malt with coffee. Taste like a more refined version of Bells Java Stout.

3.4
Odeed (1805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
black body with a creamy light brown head.mocha.coffe,chocolate,and roasted malts are the sum of these parts.palate has a milky finish.

3.4
IrishBoy (4211) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Bottle from Ross; nose of coffee, caramel, and chocolate; Opaque black with a medium, glass-lacing tan head; thbin body with a flavor of coffee and a little hops.

3.8
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2006
(bottle) Poured into pint glass, very dark, I couldn’t see thru it when I held it to the light. It poured a dark tan head to the top of the glass. A moderate coffee smell. Taste of coffee, but not as strong as the smell insinuates. Had a smooth milky flavor with some chocolate tones. Overall a very good drink.

3.5
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2006
22 oz bottle. Pours deep black with ruby edges and a thick beige head. Prominently roasty, caramel nose. Flavor has notes of roasted malt, earth/dirt, mocha, toffee, coffee and ends with a slight burnt tinge. Moderately sweet/bitter. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Even though it doesn’t really stand out, it’s tasty and quite satisfying.

4.2
ThorsHammer (1) - USA - NOV 26, 2006 does not count
While not pitch black, this beer is rather opaque. Poured a two-and-a-half finger head. The head dissipated in a moderate amount of time, only leaving a small amount of delicate lacing. The smell is of chocolate and coffee -- definitely inviting. Roasted malt comes through in the taste as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, not overly heavy. This beer is exceptionally drinkable, which is not a bad thing. I rarely drink more than a beer or two, but I might make an exception for the Black Mocha Stout. IMO, this beer compares favorably to most American Stouts.

3.9
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Pours black with a light tan head. Nice lacing. Nice coffee caramel smell. taste is much the same, a bit one-dimensional but it’s filling. Nice full palate with a light coffee finish.

3.5
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2006
two finget head on a solid jet black thickness of a pour. the head is really foamy, and the lacing is quite intricate. there’s an almost pool water aroma mixed with a milky way - chocolate and caramel combo. the flavour is rich with chewy plums and a faint but lingering dry mocha. it satisfies the palate, as it’s not watered down at all, as some others in this category have been. i recommend this beer, if nothing else.


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