Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Stout
Aviemore, Scotland


on tap

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4633) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Many thanks to Craig for including this one! Black color with a small head. Caramel and light roasted barley aroma, with something that I really can not place. Kind of Windex-y, but not in a bad way. Grainy flavor. Very burnt barley, but not acrid. Strong coffee. This was really enjoyable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4729) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle 50cl, a dark beer with a one cm brownish head. Nose is intense on licorice and dark malt. Aroma is a creamy caramel and coffee malt beer with a long aftertaste on dark chocolate. Very pleasant ale, quite sweet, some slightly astringent and smoked notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapez (1537) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2011
Bottle. Aroma of roasted malt and liquorice. Dark brown colour with brown head. Rather bitter flavour with some grapefruit and rubber. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown - almost black, small to average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, roasted malt, some caramel and milk. Body is medium, malty flavor and sweetish flavor, some caramel and roasted mal, faint coffee and milk. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some roasted malt and caramel, faint coffee. OK sweetish stout with milky aroma/flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4228) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Black colour, thin tan head. Nose is roasted malts and some coffee, bit fruity. Flavour of roasted malts, coffee, maybe some vanilla. Well drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 28, 2011
Bottled 500ml (BZ, BB 02/2012)
Black opaque color, good creamy brown head. Milky toasted aroma with hints of HP Sauce. Crisp carbonation. Quite good body for this ABV. Milky, lactose, coffeish flavor. Sweetish, milk stout -like stout. Cask version is better than this pasteurised bottled one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2011
Black body with mainly lasting tan head. Coffee and chocolate notes in the aroma with similar in taste as welll as smoke and liquorice. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3399) - California, USA - APR 8, 2011
8 April 2011, bottle from brewery. Dark black, looks thin, can’t see through it, foamy brown head. nose is molasses and muesli. med body and fairly fizzy, slightly creamy. pretty decent stout! roasted coffee and some cereals and a tad bit of charred wood flavours. very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2011
500ml bottle from Dobbies garden centre, Ashford. Black beer with lasting tan head. Roasted dark malts on the aroma. Drinkable in the mouth with some fullness from a creamy toffeeness. Nowhere near as good as in cask, but then that’s what pasteurisation does for you.. Coffee on the finish is very pleasant. The best of the Scottish beers I had this afternoon by some way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Furseth (2026) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle: hazy dark red colour, with à white head. Aroma: reminds me of sour vanilla icecream! Weird!! Flavor had à Thin vanilla, watery mouth feeling, short fruity finish.

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