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Cairngorm Black Gold (Bottle)

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Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Stout
Aviemore, Scotland

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle - Pasteurised.

A Scottish stout with a wonderful rich dark colour. A smooth full bodied beer with subtle bitterness giving way to late sweetness and underlying roast barley hints.

Only ratings of the bottled version should be entered here. The cask version has a separate entry.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabuzzer (381) - SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2016
500ml bottle. Impenetrable black with a lively off white head that fizzed away. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Taste is similar with a hint of liquorice. Bit thin, perhaps, and taste/aroma could both be stronger, but still nice

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartzluke (485) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 26, 2015
.25l pour from refrigerated bottle into shaker pint. Nose is light, nutty, malty. Body is thin. Taste is malty without being too strong. Nutty, a little bready, some toffee. Easy drinking stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karstenborg (577) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
Clear dark with a big off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is liqurice, roasted malt and bread

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thomas_W1 (312) - Rastatt, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2015
Flasche 0,5l: Schwarzbraun mit kräftiger Trübung und festem feinporigem Schaum; leicht würzige Nase mit dunklem Malz, etwas Rauch und Speck; angenehm süßer und süffiger Körper mit dunklem Malz, Röstaromen, Nüssen und dunkler Schokolade

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MissPxx (937) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
Thick and creamy tasting. Looks like liquid black gold. Tastes like a really decent beer but looks and tastes like something really really special :) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1571) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
330ml bottle bought at food market in Fulham for only £1! drank from the bottle so no idea on appearance. aroma was coffee, earth and cocoa. very carbonated. earthy taste, a little bitter coffee. dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
overtheline (103) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2015
500ml bottle pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma is fabulous, sweet milk chocolate and caramel, almost a Mars bar nose...really. Taste is roasted, chocolatey malts, also get some smokey character coming through and then it all gets sweet, maybe a touch too sweet. Soft carbonation but just enough to keep things vibrant, really velvety mouthfeel. Definitely one of my favourite sub 5% beers I have tasted.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thmsboyd (188) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle BBE: 28 Jul 2016. Cellar temp. Pours essentially black with a small but significant, creamy, tight, tan head. Great lacing. Medium intensity aromas of smoked cheese, coffee, roasted grain and a hint of liquorice. A medium treacle sweetness is the dominant taste, with some smokiness clouding the tongue. Surprisingly light-medium bodied, with quite a soft, foamy texture. Carbonation is high-medium and the finish is slightly astringent. Overall this is a bit of a disappointment, as the pour and nose promised much. Probably needs to be a bit higher abv to deliver the expected body and complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (1068) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle in Rosemarkie Good and balanced stout. Roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RuneStumo (2508) - Haugesund, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2015
01.08.2015. 0,5l Bottle. Black colour with off-white head. Aroma of dark malts. Dry bitter chocolate with notes of malt sweetness and roasted dark malts. Good flavours but its not strong and rich. Soft bitterness at the end. Good one.


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