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Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Stout
Aviemore, Scotland

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


gowdy's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (856) - Erskine, - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (743) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2777) - South Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrJamesMcEwan (118) - SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2015
* 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackradioboy (74) - SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
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... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mahkus (68) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle from sainsburys. Dark brown appearance. Malty marmite aroma. Starts off a little bitter then full-bodied flavour. A nice winter warmer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1588) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 2, 2015
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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Toomio (324) - Joensuu, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Hyvä tunkkaisuus havaittavissa. Ihan juotavaa on saatu näin pienestä alkoholista huolimatta.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[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)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
47574xeCD (559) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
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?


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