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Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Stout
Aviemore, Scotland

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9054) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle on the train from Edinburgh - 08/12/12. Light black with a thin tan head that clears to the edge. Nose is roast malts, light chocolate. Taste follows nose with some dark fruit tones and a touch of toffee. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish. Average.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (497) - SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2012
Pours with a thick frothy head and a nutty, chocolatey aroma and a flavour to match. Very smooth and almost creamy in the mouth and the aftertaste is mostly nut.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (734) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle at Delday’s house. Pours with a large head, which is slightly off white colour, actually I guess it is quite beige. A strong tasting brew. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1421) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
500ml bottle - a black body with tan head, classic stout look, a very smoky cigar-like taste, with a little kick of vanilla and cocoa. Lingering bitter after taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalcolmTucker (748) - SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle. Black with a good lasting tan head. Aroma is smoke, coffee and chocolate. Flavour carries on from the aroma with more milk chocolate before a bitter coffee finish. Creamy mouthfeel. A very impressive stout.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shuggywuggy (2) - - JUN 18, 2012 does not count
Lovely dark Scottish thick stout. Great chocolate and coffee flavors with a licorice aftertaste. Great with dark meats. Not a session beer. Drink this on a cold winter night in front of an open fire and you can almost taste the Scottish highlands at Aviemore where it?s brewed. Try it with a whisky chaser, such as Bowmore, or some other peaty Islay malt.My favorite beer in the entire world.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melker (210) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2012
This beer looks great. Nice long lasting beige head. not much aroma, could be because of my cold tho. there are some coffee and a bit chocolate in there. light sweet taste and light body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Dark brown to black beer with a medium beige head of good duration. Aroma of hard roasted malt and brown sugar interesting notes of smoke and caramel. Sweet taste of roasted malt and brown sugar notes of smoke and caramel. Easy moderately bitter taste and aftertaste after hard roasted malt

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7052) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle from Dunnottar Wine and Spirits. It pours very dark brown, with a massive light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, smoke, milk chocolate and charcoal. The taste is caramel milk chocolate, roasted malt, charcoal, toffee, ash and a touch of smoke, with a dry-roasted finish. Sweetness balances out some background acidity. Easy drinking and flavoursome. A Scottish classic.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2012
A very good Scottish stout from an amazing brewery! Black Gold has quite a chocolatey coffee aroma. A soft coffee and chocolate tasting drink with hints of a bitter aftertone. Quite a flat bodied beer with a thin head which dissipates fairly quickly. Overall a fantastic beer, reasonably priced and easily found. This is a regular buy for me, I’d suggest checking it out if your into a nice heavy ale.


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