Highland Brewing Black Watch
Highland Brewing Black Watch is a Milk/Sweet Stout, 8% ABV. This Double Chocolate Milk Stout is a new release in the Warrior Series was and was born in the breweries pilot room by bartender J Unger. Released on Black Friday 2015.
This pours with a rich dark black color, light bit of cola just around the edges and an impressive creamy tan head. The aroma brings some rich cocoa powder and sweet marshmallow, perfect for the style and has me looking forward to that first sip. So first off this has a ton of sweet chocolate flavor to start, reminiscent of slightly undercooked milk chocolate brownies. Some of that sweet marshmallow creeps into the taste before the beer takes a welcome turn. The finish has a surprising sting from some biter hops as well as rich un-sweetened dark chocolate. Absolutely perfect mouth-feel on this. Thick, rich and smooth, feels like melted chocolate.
Two for two as far as I’m concerned with this new Warrior Series. There is nothing ground breaking about this beer, but it is mighty tasty and should satisfy your winter beer sweet tooth.