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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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3270) - 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 it’s here now. Aroma opened up as it warmed , it’s lite creamy mouthfeel was nice.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Bottle etched 02/03/09 below the label. Poured a clear orange with a fizzy white head that settled quickly. Earthy, grassy aroma with a malt background. The flavor found hops and grain followed by a nice earthiness as it warmed some. Medium body, dry, grain aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2009
12 oz. bottle. This one pours out a clear gold producing a rather spare white head that settles quickly, leaving little lace - not a good beginning. Grain based aromas of straw and toast punctuated by some earthiness. Medium body, light carbonation, dry palate. A subdued but pleasant maltiness up front, softly bittered to produce a dry finish. Smooth, drinkable, sessionable.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5850) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Trade extra via emacgee. Light amber in color with a small lasting white head. Aroma of floral/slightly vegetal hops with some mild pale and caramel malt sweetness. Taste has some earthy, slightly metallic hops, and some light pale malt sweetness- get some light fruit and biscuity malt suggestions. Light bodied, finishes with a light slightly metallic hop bitterness.

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