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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours a lite golden color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Has slight floral aroma. Flavor is mildly bitter with some floral yet metallic flavors, drinkable, not really enjoyable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zizzybalubba (1820) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2010
On tap at Coasters (listed on the taphandle as Highland Black Mountain Bitter Organic Pale Ale). Pours light yellowish orange with very little head. The aroma is almost non-existent although it most closely resembles a light lager. The same could be said of the taste; very lager-like in quality with some bitterness and very light floral hops. A bit of spiciness on the finish as well. This does not represent a bitter or pale ale very well in my opinion. I would not choose to drink this again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (4311) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle courtesy of emacgee. Clear heavy golden pour. Almost has a chalky old smell. A sweetness of sorts. Taste is chalky dry with floral flavoring. Finishes like pepperoni pizza.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Nose is old hops and bitter skunk. Mild hop flavor and tart (?). Very light body and very carbonated. Not memorable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2010
The aroma is like an adjunct laden macro with only a strange yeast separating it from a lager. The appearance is gold with a two finger head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall this is a dud.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
gsteph (323) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2009
I should have known better. I normally like Highland’s stuff. I swayed away from the Cattail Wheat because of other ratings. I should have listened to my gut on this one too. Pours a light, clear golden color. Oh shit....clear and light. Head is super thin and white...damn. This is not good so far. Nose....skunky but floral at the same time. How is this so you ask? Flavor is floral and springy with fresh grass....finishes metallic and bitter. So far the only thing they seemed to get right with this one. Oh this is bad. So bad.

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