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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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2009
This beer pours a pale golden color with a moderate white head. The aroma contains lemons, grassy notes and a light herbal scent. The flavor is rather tame with some bitterness presence. I taste lemons, bready notes, and really not much else. Not much malt backbone to this one. The finish is slightly dry. Overall Highland makes much better but this is an ok quaffing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2009
They call it a bitter. They call it a pale ale. I call it dull but drinkable. A fairly dry but tasteless beer with a bitter finish. I don’t see the point in making stuff like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Pours a clear light amber hue from 12 oz bottle, forming a single finger white foamy head, bubbles galore rise up through the brew, aroma of lightly malted hops, English hillside grasses. Flavour is of yeasty bitterness initially, grass like hoppage with a particular malty character. Ah, yeah, English Pale Ale, drinkable, but only two dimensional at best. Hey Highland, sheeeesh, try an APA for once.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle at the Febmergency tasting. Pours gold with small whitish head. The aroma is ripe melon, orange, some spicy hops, and a slight off note. The flavor is melon, apple, and some disembodied bitterness. The finish is oddly nutty. Decent I guess, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2009
12oz bottle-pours a white head and gold color. Aroma is grain/light malt-slight caramel, secondary herbal. Taste is grian/light malt-bready, secondary herbal hops with some bite. Thanks decaturstevo for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mar (5247) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to mar. Pours with a small white head over a golden body. Aroma of light British hops, bread, honey, and apple. Taste is the same, but very weak and watery. Fizzy and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2009
On tap at Barley’s. Light amber. Medium, white head. Aroma: Citris hops, caramel. Flavor: Citris hops, earth. Mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Im still astonished they removed Tasgall ale for this line of mediocre seasonal beers. If it aint broken why fix it? Clear gold pour thick white head and drippy lace. Grainy/corny aroma which is very unbecoming in my opinion. Thin bodied easy drinker. Sweet malty flavor with a slight twist of hops. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (4042) - 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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