chrisv10 (14616) - DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear golden with medium white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop and earthy. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, earthy, caramel, medium bitter, little sweet and a little dry.
jercraigs (9493) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 2014-07-03. Similar to the cask, just a little bit crisper and more definitively hoppy. Bottle at Cairngorm brewery, Aviemore
2014-06-30. Crisp dark yellow body nice creamy white head. 3++ Aroma is mild, fruity, lightly yeasty and bready. 6+ Flavour is mild, lightly fruity throughout, mild fruity impression throughout, light biscuity malt. Toasty touches. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Light yeast in the finish and aftertaste. Quite quaffable, just enough flavour to be interesting. 7/4/7/3/14 Cask at Grog and Gruel, Fort William
Stuu666 (9777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at SRAF. Pours golden, nose is toffee, apple, light fruit, taste is sweet,, thin, light fruit.
rauchbier (3764) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco, Kirkwall. Gold, fluffy and lasting white head, gentle condition. Quite grainy in the nose with some low grassy happiness reminiscent of a European pilsner, quite dry and bitter in the mouth with a touch of yeastiness and low grain notes, finish is lingering hop bitterness and a slight fruity maltiness, cheese, ginger, woody
AshtonMcCobb (4993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at the Grosvenor.
Appearance - hazy golden with a proportionate head.
Nose - burnt orange and malt.
Taste - more of the same.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a slightly dry astringent finish.
Overall - not bad but wouldn’t have another.
Graham77 (396) - SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle Tesco. Hazy pale golden colour. Sweetness if caramel and biscuits from the pale malts with thorough hopping adding a floral bitterness. Good session ale, plenty flavour
ReV2 (170) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Surely a mis-nomer? The Cairngorm Black Gold should be re-labled as Caillie. The bird, of which this beer is named after is big, strong and black (unless seen up close in which case it’s best to make off in the opposite direction!) This beer is the complete opposite. It’s thin & pale and weak. O.K. but nothing like the bird which gives a lasting impression when encountered.
Godfather50 (175) - SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A refreshing pale ale that pours light gold fom the hand pump with a frothy head. Nice lattic as the head recess down the glass. The nose is fresh and zesty the malty balance is there. Akin to an IPA but without the dry palate. At 3.8 ABV it’s a great lunchtime pint served at Glenuig Inn by grumpy Steve.
DroolYeast (915) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in the wild.
Earthy citra hops. Like sticking your nose down a bag of leaf hops!
Clear golden colour with big white head. Small head is lasting.
Quite bitter, dry, light sweetness.
Finish is dry. Soapy texture. Light carbonation.
Scopey (11759) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tesco. It pours pale gold with a small white head. The nose is fresh, tropical fruits, light grain, five alive fruit juice and citrus peel. The taste is crisp, bitter, straw, grapefruit rind, lemon and peppery notes with a lingering bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Crisp, fresh, good level of bitterness and rather drinkable. One of the best Cairngorm offerings.