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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 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a beautiful copper-gold with a thin, off-white head. Grassy hop signature with heavy hints of malt as well. Heavy malt flavor to go with a woody, hoppy finish. A well-balanced beer, both flavorful and light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3430) - 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 I’m crazy. Don’t 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2009
From a 12oz bottle this ale pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma of malt, grasses, honey and some citrus. Very mild, easy drinking brew with a taste of hops, grasses and some maltiness. Great session beer - I had 3 of these put away in no time (I did say they were easy drinking). Big fan of Highland Brewing Company and this one did not disappoint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
Originally reviewed: 4/8/09. Pours a very pale yellow with a thin whispy white head on top. This disappears as quickly as it came. Some thin spottly lacing sticks along the glass edge. Nothing special. I was surprised at how pale this was though. I was expecting it to be darker for some reason. Smells grassy and grainy. Smells like a sourdough. Some slight lemon zest in there as well. Mouthfeel was a little on the thin side, but I didn’t mind it. Flavor was of a tad sour grass mixed with a nice bitter bite. The bitterness is not overpowering in any way, it’s just there enough. Finishes a little citrusy as well. I enjoyed this drink, and could see myself having a pint or two at a time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BanjoDude (57) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Pour a nice golden color with a small white head. A nice bitter aroma, very well balanced. Nice winter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2009
12 oz bottle purchased at Stone’s River Total Bev in Murfreesboro. Poured a clear golden copper color with a two finger, bubbly, white head. The aroma was grass and bread. The flavor was very British, with a good malt base, but not very much of a hop presence in the finish. More of an earthy finish. I thought this was good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11767) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle pours an off-white head with a clear golden body. Aroma is of biscuit, honey, and hops. Flavor is biscuit, citrus and spicy hops. Finish is honey and a slight bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13208) - 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.

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