AshtonMcCobb (3675) - 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 (282) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - 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 (162) - 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 (106) - 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 (431) - 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 (8526) - 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.
harrisoni (14856) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask handpull at The Flower Pot Maidstone. Clear dark gold lasting head. Not really on but got what was left in the cask. No condition in the mouth. Some biscuit. Diacetyl aroma. Not good.
SaintMatty (5814) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle- Golden with a white head. Melon, peach and a hint of mandarin in the aroma. Lemon, peach, grapefruit and biscuity malt all feature in the refreshing taste.
Vighals (1816) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangebrun tåkete med tynt hvitt skum. Humlelukt og smak. Sydhavsfrukt i lukten i tillegg. Lite kullsyre, kort bitter ettersmak.
allmyvinyl (5764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Cask at The White Lady JDW. Pours clear pale gold, thick white head. Aromas of lemon, dusty malt, stewed apple. Taste is light sweet. Medium body, clean finish. Better than the bottle.
500ml bottle from Tesco. Pours pale yellow, nice white head. Aromas are lemon cheesecake, light buttery, some lost tropicalia. Taste has an astringency, which leads to the finish not being entirely pleasant. Not a bitter in my book, more a blonde. 6/4/5/3/10 - 2.8