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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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Pours out a nice light orange color with a very small this head. Aroma is slightly hoppy with a noticable amount of sweetness. flavor tastes like beer. with a small hint of hops. overall its not bad, just not my favorite

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (4303) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to mar. Taste is skunky, dry boxey cardboard, corn, and bitter ammonia. Dry mouthfeel with some carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NachlamSie (3279) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Looks like a lager to me. Organic huh? I havenít had a very pleasing organic experience yet. This beer does have a nice thin head sitting on top, but again it looks like a cheap pale lager. Cheap smell, a little corn lager aroma on this one. A little hop aroma comes through, but I wouldnít say that it is enough to call this a pale ale. Also, a slight malt aroma, but nothing I would say that pops out at me. Decent mouthfeel. The hop taste does come through. Completely misguided by the aroma. Nice pilsner type bitterness. This beer is surprisingly decent. Not much of a malt presence, but quite an interesting bitter characteristic. Also, the palate is surprisingly decent as well. It is fairly smooth for a beer expected to taste like Natty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours pale, gold, with a slight haze, small white head. Aroma is grainy, toasted malts. Flavor is a good bit thin. I would have expected a bit more malt. Very light beer, dry finish, hops are cetainly there, definitely more pils than bitter. This must be the beer for everybody else...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle thanks to mar. Clear golden yellow in color with a small white head. aroma is of corn, malt, cardboard and light hops. Taste is watery with some light notes of malt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SphinxTX (2875) - 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.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2009
bottle someone shared at Houston BA Tasting in October. Pours a cloudy, faded yellow with white bubbles instead of head. Nose is of lemon and floral. Taste is floral and biscuit. Mouthfeel is thin and dry with a slight bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2011
From notes: Pours a hazy golden amber/orange color with a thin foamy white head that quickly settles into a thin lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing left behind. The aroma is kind of bland with a balance of earthy pine hops and pale, biscuit malt. Medium bodied with a nice balance of earthy, bitter hops and pale malt notes. Hints of pine and subtle citrus as well as slight earthy, grass notes. Crisp, clean and easy drinking with a slightly dry finish.

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