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Highland Black Mountain Bitter

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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A style of Pale Ale, Black Mountain Bitter will be lightly hopped with traditional British hop varieties to balance the malt sweetness yet encourage it to tend toward the dry side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 16, 2009
(12oz bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of floral, earthiness, sour dough, and honey. Flavor of floral, biscuit, and grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Draft. Small white head atop clear apple juice body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, bread, some earthy, light grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, earthy/orange, bread, faint grapefruit. Drops off a bit as it warms. Light-medium body, some resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2009
12oz bottle-pours a white head and gold color. Aroma is grain/light malt-slight caramel, secondary herbal. Taste is grian/light malt-bready, secondary herbal hops with some bite. Thanks decaturstevo for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Date: January 10, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, HMoG
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, lots of floral hops
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of balancing hops keeping it dry, hint of sweetness from the crystal malt comes out to add balance, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is muted leafy hop notes with nuttiness and toasted malts. Taste is toasted malts, leafy hops and a bit of tea, caramel and citrus. Medium bodied,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to mar. Pours with a small white head over a golden body. Aroma of light British hops, bread, honey, and apple. Taste is the same, but very weak and watery. Fizzy and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of earth, toasted malt, mild citrus. Tastes of citrus and spicy with an earthy finish. Easy drinking and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
douglas88 (6031) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2010
12 ounce bottle thanks to Suttree. Pours a clear golden hue with a small white head and some lacing. A sweet honey touched nose, grainy and nice. A similar flavor; smooth, almost watery, grains, honey, sweet malt and light citrus. A nice spicy finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Mildly could orange, decent off-white head. Citrusy, peppery aroma Flavor is surprisingly bitter at first, some bready, biscuity malts in the background. The bitterness is surprisingly harsh and rough, in a good way. Nicely unrefined and a pretty good session ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2010
12 oz bitter. POurs a light copper golden with a thin head. Aroma is acetaldehyde- apple cider and green skins, toast, grass, and cereal malts- diacetyle as it warms, FLavor is a bit thin, grass, green appple, fruity esters, cereal malts, corn and cracker, more slick diacetyl. Thin and watery finish- damn this is weak all around.

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