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Cairngorm Black Gold (Cask)

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Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Stout
Aviemore, Scotland

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.

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 cask version should be entered here. The bottled version has a separate entry.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parmenion777 (68) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
Pours black with a small frothy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, and black coffee. A sweet malty taste, some licorice, and a roasted coffee bitter finish. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1899) - CROATIA - FEB 10, 2016
Cask at the Highlander Inn, Craigellachie. Pours black with beige head. Roasted malts, bready, note of coffee. Sweet with bitter finish. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (4738) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2016
Black colour with no head. Aroma has some smokiness and dark malts. Fairly bittersweet

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
undercurrent25 (1815) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Pours a black colour. Taste is of liqourice and bitterness. Ok but not one I’d have again

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (943) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Very aromatic and has quite a chocolatey malty taste. Dark appearance and medium bodied ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4349) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2015
Black colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, sweet note, roasted malts. Sweet flavour, light smoke, caramel and butter. Finish butter, caramel, fudge and chocolate.
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London, day 2)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2015
From my backlogg: Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Black beer with an beige head. Malty chocolate caramell licorice dark fruits aroma. Fruity caramell dark fruits chocolate vanilla flavour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (861) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
A rare treat this cask beer shows the depth of flavour and substance which matches most beers twice its potency. Good sappy core supports a range of complex dark and sweet flavours. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
[6420-20140630] Cask. Mild roasty wood grain malt aroma. Black body with an extremely thick and long-lasting creamy light tan head. Roasted grains flavour has a light fruity wood finish and aftertaste. Full body. Tasty. (7/5/7/4/15) 3.8+
(@ Grog and Gruel, Fort William, Scotland)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (21621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.


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