Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Stout
Aviemore, Scotland


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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DarkShadow (1) - GERMANY - APR 25, 2013 does not count
Stout as it should be: lovely sweetness, caramel and roasted malt with soft bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4128) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
On bottle from Meny LÝren. Black color, good offwhite foam. Roasted aromas, licorice, coffee and some malt & drid fruit . Medium body & complexity . Good bitterness, very well balance. Enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2013
0.5l bottle. This is a deep dark brown - near black one with a medium sized really bubbly light brown top. On the nose itís subtle, some faint smoke, roasted malts and fruits. Nothing extraordinary, but not bad in a way not so bad either. It opens up after a while in the glass. Itís lively carbonated and the mouthfeel is quite thin. Soft roasted thin-coffee flavors. Some smoky hints, light sweet with bitter nuts in the finish. Ends with a really mouthdrying biscuit like aftertaste. Easy drinking, and absolutely nice enough for a non-extreme stout. 20.02.2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3882) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2013
50cl bottle from Meny LÝren. Pours black with a beige head. Roasty aroma with some smoky notes and hints of caramel, chocolate and dark fruits. Sweet, malty and roasty with balanced bitterness. Lightly bitter aftertaste with roasty notes. Nice and quite flavourful stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ration (2048) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
080313. Bottle at Pekko, Tampere. Pours black with a medium head. Aroma roasted, malts, but, coffee. Light bodied. A bit more punch to it and would be very nice. Not Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8196) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
50 cl bottle @ Oluthuone Pekko, Tampere. BBE 28.06.2013.
Pours dark brown, almost black color with a small steady head. Aroma of ash, mild milky chocolate, some cocoa powder and mild toasty malts. Flavour of roasted malts, chocolate, some faint fruit notes, cocoa, distant lactic notes and mild caramel. Smooth slightly creamy palate, dry bitter finish. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2126) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAR 3, 2013
This is a great stout to grab if you find yourself at a Scottish supermarket. not the best in the world but not bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
unstablefable (230) - SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Pours dark almost black with ruby on the fringes, bit of lacing. aroma is of sweet dark malts, hints of chocolate, sweet. taste is sweet still, with more than a hint of chocolate and some earthy cereal grains, surprising bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 22, 2013
Sweet and comforting malts breaking into stronger molasses and then finishing with a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (1249) - SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2013
From Tesco (£1.70 for 500ml):
Sweet with a few roasted malts to begin as expected along with some coffee and a nutty aroma too. Not the darkest stout on the nose with some nice fruit notes coming through too.
Dark ruby, almost black and topped with a huge, foamy, dome-shaped head that is light brown and seems to get bigger the longer the beer is sitting.
Sweet with the usual roasted malts and coffee with some chocolate and a few dark fruits as well and even a few hops coming through.
Light medium bodied beer, quite clean and almost watery with mild carbonation and a fair bit of bitterness along with a very slightly dry finish but nothing too severe with a good balance overall.

A little sweeter than I was expecting which was a pleasant surprise. There was a good balance and it was an easy to drink stout, the only real complaint was that it began to feel a little watery towards the tail end but other than that it was an enjoyable drink.

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