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Highland Black Mountain Bitter

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle at decaturstevoís Februmergency Tasting for those of us that missed out on Sexual Chocolate í09. 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (4006) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgianBeerGal (3869) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2011
TN stairwell special! Fairly typical looking pour with a small white head. Fairly malty aroma but a touch of hops too; pleasant. Flavor is actually a little thin overall. Not offensive, just not much there. Okay.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Bottle from Cavie.
Pours a thin, yellow, and cloudy blur with an aroma of coppery perfume and hairspray. Flavor is full-out wheat with a light lemon bomb exploding in the background. Chalky on the tongue. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3467) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Brilliantly clear gold color with a white head. Malt aroma with a bit of citrus rind. A The flavor is mildly sweet with just a touch of hop bitterness. A bit of astringency in the finish. A simple beer that is very light and sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3455) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2009
On tap at the brewery on tour. Getting some pollen like and grass like aromas. More American hops than I was expecting. I hear bitter and immediately think English style and English beer but maybe Iím crazy. Donít get me wrong I like the American hop profile much more than my English brothers over there so that makes this a much more enjoyable experience for me. That experience is dampened a bit with the toasted corn flavor I am detecting in the background. It comes back around again though on the finish with a grassy hop flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NachlamSie (3297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Bottle from Food City. Weird. Anyway, this is a rather clear light gold hue with just a small head. Iím not too fond of the aroma on this one. Itís a little dirty, almost skunky like a lager in a green bottle. I get hints at corn and some generic woody hops. I get the feeling this is another sub par seasonal offering from Highland. I greatly enjoy the regular Highland lineup, what in Sam hell is going on lately? bah. The flavor. Really European. The finish is husky and dry, but the flavor never really achieves heavy bitterness. Metallic twangs pop in and out and I get hints at apple and bread. I like the amount of hop flavor on this one, just not the actual flavors imparted by the hops. The verdict: another British styled beer pissing me off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3272) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2009
bottle, from Cary Whole Foods. Good aroma, sweet, biscuit, dough, mild grass, toasted grain. Clean yellowy gold color, good head, but it faded quickly to nothing, no lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Initial bitterness that has a sweet streak kick mid way through. Lite body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Nice easy to drink brew, this would be a good summer beer, but hey itís here now. Aroma opened up as it warmed , itís lite creamy mouthfeel was nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to SpringsLicker. Light yellow golden orange with a thin white head. Nice grassy hop aroma, some caramel and pale malt fruitiness, apples. Taste is more hay, grassy, spicy hops, apple, and pale malts.

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