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Highland Black Mountain Bitter

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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (4960) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Corn on the nose. Medium malt with a strong presence of sweet corn. Good carbonation but just a tad thin and watery. Pretty decent bitter clean and crisp. Not really special but good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mar (4790) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle from oldgrowth. Light gold pour with a ring of white froth. Slight bitter, bready malts on the nose. Easy on the palate with a very smooth/bitter flavor.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2010
The aroma is like an adjunct laden macro with only a strange yeast separating it from a lager. The appearance is gold with a two finger head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall this is a dud.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3983) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Pours a soft translucent amber with a one finger frothy offwhite head. The nose is earthy and herbal on the hop side, crisp malty character, some sweetness, mild corn. The flavor is a tad grassy, herbal hops, nice balanced malt sweetness, background bitterness that leaves a residual waxy character. Palate has a very nice balance of malt and hops. Crisp on the out. Nicely balanced and easy to session.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle. Solid bitter from Highland. Pours bronze with a small fading off white head. Nose is earthy, light metal, soil, English hops. Flavor is similar--earthy and grassy, light bittersweet finish. Like the lower gravity beers Highland is trending towards.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drfabulous (3857) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Very yellow. Almost lager in quality. Taste of straw and bitter. Ok all around but not much of a pale for flavor

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap at the Charleston Brewvival on 02/27/2010. Cloudy orange body with a large rocky white head. Pale malt, caramel and fruit aroma. Pale malt and grassy hop flavor. Medium body with moderately low carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (3754) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle courtesy of emacgee. Clear heavy golden pour. Almost has a chalky old smell. A sweetness of sorts. Taste is chalky dry with floral flavoring. Finishes like pepperoni pizza.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (3740) - - FEB 28, 2009
slightly hazy gold under a small frothy white head. skunk aroma. flavors of tea and honey. pleasantly english. light bodied and crisp palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle at decaturstevo’s Februmergency Tasting for those of us that missed out on Sexual Chocolate ’09. Pours a clear golden yellow with thin ring of white head. Aroma of light hops and cantalope melon rind. Flavor is corn with a distinct hop bitterness. Lingering bitterness on the palate. Not bad.


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