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Cairngorm Black Gold (Cask)

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Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Stout
Aviemore, Scotland

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6559) - 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 (17520) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Cask at Spoons/SRAF. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, taste is similar, rich, creamy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11445) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Black beer with a beige head. Malty chocolate aroma, caramel, cream, hay, licorice, vinous, figs, some grapes. Fruity vinous flavor, nuts, caramel, raisins, banana notes, licorice, some dades.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Benzai (8924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF day 2. Dark brown to black color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly roast, lightly liquorice, a bit weird. Average to medium carbonation. Don’t like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1499) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Aroma: heavy caramel, chocolate and toasted malts. Appearance: dark brown/black, large creamy dark head. Taste: moderate sweet. Palate: full body, thick texture, flat carbonation, toasted flavours. Overall: well rounded Stout, nice palate. Pint at GBBF 2014, Kensington.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4981) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Cask - Dark roast malts, sweet dark chocolate. Jet black with a reasonable head. Sweet dark chocolate and a long finish. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
2014-06-30. Black body nice tan head and lace. 4+ Aroma is relatively mild, light toasty roast, mild herbal touches. Flavour is different, quite sweet dark malt core is almost milk stout like, with sort of an herbal quality to it the roast, whispers of licorice never quite gets there. Smooth average bodied palate, soft light carbonation is nice but wants to be weightier. Okay. Cask at Grog and Gruel, Fort William

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man May 2014 BF, 22/05/14. Black with a big old tan head that retains well. Nose is big roast malts, liqourice stick, treacle toffee, earthy cocoa, tar. Taste comprises treacle toffee, moderate roast, sweet licks, tar, another big liqourice injection. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light dryness in the close. Solid stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Don2711 (157) - - MAR 11, 2014
Very good. Classic Scottish Stout with lovely flavours. Would definitely recommend this.


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