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Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Stout
Aviemore, Scotland

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dagrk (33) - Trondheim, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2013
Nam. God smak, fyldig og slik en stout skal være. Nøttesmak og god ettersmak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (223) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and hints of dried fruits and rubber in the aroma. Black with a tan head. Medium sweet and light bitterness. Light to medium body with a soft carbonation. Dry finish. Overall a nice stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (633) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
DAA; Pours black gold with creamy, fading tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, coffe and chocolate with hint of dried fruits. Taste mirrors, highlighting coffee and roast. Medium body, thin texture. Slight bitter, short finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle from Waitrose. Black body with a medium tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma of coffee, plain chocolate and raisin. The flavour feels a bit diluted but there are faint notes of chocolate and prune. Thin body with watery, slightly oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. A decent Porter but lacking depth and complexity of flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2310) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2013
50cl bottle. Opaque black with a decent crema head. The nose has liquorice and charcoal with a decent chocolate/coffee note in the background. The taste has more liquorice, in fact salty liquorice. The palate is medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly clean finish. Overall, good beer.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4292) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2013

Appearance: Black color with a fine beige head that leaves some lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, some coffee and a bit sour.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweetness, and a moderate bitterness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, some roasted malt and mild coffee.
Overall impression: Ok flavor although a bit sour aroma.
Personal stats: Bottle from Meny Oslo City in Oslo, Norway

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1031) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
A perfect looking stout! Almost black body with just a hint of copper, with a quite large, creamy, light brown head that never reduces beyond a good layer, and lots of foam is left on the glass. The aroma is strong and rosted with mostly coffee, also ash and a fruity backdrop. The taste is not demanding, a light sweetness is followed by a light bitterness. The flavours however are quite strong, with dark roasted coffee, ash, chalk and fruits and berries in the back. The beer feels rather light with a dry texture, the carbonation is moderate, and unfortunately there are some traces of metal in the aftertaste. Even so, this is a wonderful stout that I’d love to have again. Unusually tasty for such a low ABV.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 months before BB date, from Meny Alna, Oslo]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
liinis (1534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Just about a perfect stout!! Deliciously strong flavoured and balanced. A striking name that promises and the bottle delivers. Owen made candyapple.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (775) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2013
Not a very nice aroma, staying around the malts, peat and bourbon. Unexpected for a stout. The flavour is much better, with chocolates and vanila, kind of a cremy, slick feel, very benevolent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
themightyjag (155) - - AUG 18, 2013
500ml bottle from the brewery. Big tan head, body is very dark - near enough black. Nose is coffee and tar. Flavours of coal, toffee, chocolate, berries. Rich, creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Nothing too complex about this, just a very good stout.


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