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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.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (3831) - - 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.

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.

2.6
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Thanks to durhambeer for the bottle!
Clear gold with a small white head. Slightly grainy nose, a little citrus and malt. Honeyish flavor, some grain, slightly bitter hop components. Slightly sticky palate. Not bad, but just like this review, itís pretty lifeless.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgianBeerGal (3242) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - 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.

3.1
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle thanks to Mar. Pours a murky yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma of citrus and some malt. Flavor is much the same with some dirt. Mouth feel is kinda watery with light body. Overall, .....not bad, easy drinker, has some flavor. Thats all I ask for.....

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NachlamSie (2809) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2757) - 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.


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