Beer 227/365 – Highland’s Black Mocha Stout

Style: American Stout

ABV: 5.6%

Purchased at: Sent as an extra in a trade.

What makes this beer different: Not too much, just a solid drinkable stout.

Will I be drinking this again: I still have two left, so at some point yes.

Grade: B+

6/23/2010: This is my first beer from the great state of North Carolina. Okay honestly I’m not sure if its a great state, because I have never been there other than driving through it. But I do know Sexual Chocolate Stout is made there, and I have a trade in the works to pick up a bottle. I am on a mission to try and get every imperial stout on the top 100 (within reason).

Black Mocha Stout smells as advertised; A good bit of coffee and a good bit of chocolate. Also I am getting some hops, which is odd because I usually am not able to pick hops in up stouts. This beer has a lot of flavor for a standard stout. Almost an even split between chocolate and roasted coffee, with some nice bitter hops to even it out. This is one of the first brews I have had that the smell almost matched the taste exactly. My taste buds are usually good at picking stuff up, but not so much on the nasal end of things. Medium bodied but a little low on the carbonation.

Picture of the day: Lazy or Awesome?

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