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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10040) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeissGary (286) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2012
Very fine head, pitch black. black. light fruity nose with some bitter chokolate, black. nice but light. some body and length with chockolate and cofffee and expresso. Very fine for being so lightweight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (5193) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
April 2009: 500ml brown bottle with a life of 12 days left before it had to be drunk. Poured into a Thistle shaped ’Gordon Finest Golden’ glass (twice). Looked good on both pours at first, dark, very dark ruby red body with a tanned head that sadly faded fairly quickly to not even a full collar or wisp, shame really, because I like a good head on my beers no matter what style they are supposed to be. Chocolate aroma at first, then liquorice and toasted maltloaf. A little fizzy for a stout, and a bit thin in the mouthfeel too, but not unpleasant at all. All the aroma hints come out in the taste with a burnt dryness overcoming the initial sweet chocolate feel I detected. Overall not bad, but it is obviously a lot better in its cask form because this wouldn’t have won ’Best Cask Beer of Scotland’ in 2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (3152) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 19, 2012
Bottle. Black with a medium tan head. Aroma of toast and malty. Flavour is toast, slight burnt vanilla with a dry sweet finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4032) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2012
500ml bottle at home (12 Feb 12) - roast malt aroma, dark brown ale with a medium tan head, strong nutty roast malt flavour, smooth with a dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2012
50cl, exclusive Scottish brewery, from Bierzwerg Greven, not complex Stout, malty/sweet and slightly roasted/spicy, yet easy to drink, balanced, clear, small head, nice brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (2197) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle at room temperature. Pours dark brown with a generous tan head. Chocolate malt nose. Nice chocolate roast flavour with some acidity. Very delicious. Well carbonated. A fine beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (5866) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
toast, roasty, black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, light long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. Dark, black and clear. Has a light brown head, mostly lasting. Looks good. Sweet aroma, notes of lactic acid, faint roasted too. Moderate sweet flavor, light acidic, moderate bitter finish. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.

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