Saturday, August 27, 2011
Highland Black Mocha Stout
Part of a beer trade with Lance Martin (Beers of the Night) and Alfred Hugh Leonard III, I received a bottle of Highland Black Mocha Stout. The beer pours a dark brown color with a frothy tan head and a nice lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of coffee, chocolate, toasted malts, vanilla, and caramel. The taste is smooth but dry with plenty of coffee flavor and roasted malts dominating the palate. The coffee comes back, in black form, to dry out the finish, and some vanilla and caramel sweeten up the after taste. The alcohol content is 5.6% ABV. The dryness of this stout from the coffee flavors was wonderful, and a nice sweetness balances out the bitter coffee on the finish and after taste.