gowdy (856) - Erskine, - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
zimbo (743) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ajlthough seemingly lean this has a good depth and a long sharp savoury core. Good nose with a trace of tobacco. Some fizz. Decent length. Good.
chinchill (2777) - South Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
4.4% ABV Scottish Stout
Very dark brown; opaque in a glass; light brown head.
A true Scottish Stout, there’s peat and light smoke in both the flavor and the aroma.
Feel: Very full body with a well chosen level of carbonation.
O: a bit too much peaty smoke flavor for my taste.
MrJamesMcEwan (118) - SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
* Bottle. Pours deep black, with a creamy cream coloured head.
* Aroma is medium, roasted malt, warm toffee & some coffee.
* Palate is full body, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles.
* Taste is bitter, dark roasted malts, toffee, coffee & dark chocolate.
* Finish is smooth, sweet & drys.
* Dark roasted malts, toffee, coffee.
blackradioboy (74) - SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. "Great Taste Gold 2010" it says on the label. The first time I had this it was on tap. From memory, it was very very good. The bottle version stands up too. Brownish black and toasty, Black Gold is kind of comforting. One of the better 4.4% level stouts. I'd love to see Cairngorm up the ABV...
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mahkus (68) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from sainsburys. Dark brown appearance. Malty marmite aroma. Starts off a little bitter then full-bodied flavour. A nice winter warmer.
CH-303 (1588) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Very dark brown. Nice dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, dark cherries. Coffee.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, some coffee. Nice.
Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, £2.49
Info: 31/1-2015, 68/300M, BB: 28/1-2015
Toomio (324) - Joensuu, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hyvä tunkkaisuus havaittavissa. Ihan juotavaa on saatu näin pienestä alkoholista huolimatta.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6439-20140703] Bottle sample. Roasted sweet toffee aroma with rubber tyre. Black cola body with a quick foamy brown head. Thick sweet malt grain and roasted toffee flavour. Full body. Good. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(@ brewery, Aviemore, Scotland)
47574xeCD (559) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at home.
I really rate this stuff, better on draught as no bottle carbonation but still good all the same.
Almost black stout with a thin tan head, chocolate, coffee, toffee, cocoa, and roasted malts. Glides down the throat. Lush.
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Did a food match with this one hop nuts. Cheese on toast with spring onion, spinach and chorizo. Would work better with a deep thick beef stew but held up with the sweet smokiness of the chorizo and salty cheese. Get me! Back to the beer, great Herby sweet aroma that promises more than the flavour. I’ve marked down the typical coffee, chocolate, treacle taste by a measly point due to the aroma fooling you into thinking its a bit more special. Thus, its a bloody good stout that would benefit from a slightly chewer palate. Good un’ init?