Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Bitter
Aviemore, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Pasteurised bottle.
A pleasant mahogany coloured best bitter, malt predominating, gives a satisfying fullness of flavour. A glass or two of "Nessie’s Monster Mash" is a must before seeking an audience with the monster. The legendary monster is a source of constant speculation and rumour as he watches from his lair deep in the dark and mysterious depths of majestic Loch Ness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle, 4.4%. Weak flowery aroma. Nice clear amber colour. Good refreshing grassy hop aroma. Thin mouthfeel, but nice enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (24490) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle at YNWA. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off white head. Fruity aroma of spices, malts and yeast. Malty flavour of caramel, fruits and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small white head. Mild roasted malt aroma with a light metallic touch. Sweet malty and slight caramelish note. Vague fruity and subdued hoppy touch. Ends medium dry and light hoppy with a lasting malt base.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle. Clear copper colour with a medium dense tan head. Caramel and fruit aroma. Caramel, some bitterness. Some roasted malts. Not very bitter, but still quite tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgreb (407) - Marburg, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2008
on tap - dark brown beer with beige head. Sour aroma. Not very sweet but sour flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stefano (1913) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2008
Ruby amber colour with a beige head. Malty aroma with roasted malt. Flavour is roasted malts with sweet caramel. The roastiness is pretty deep down below. Well balanced bitter indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2008
I’d had this when I was in Scotland several years ago and found it far too bitter for my taste; when I heard me friend Justin was headed up there I warned him against it. So what did he do? He bought me back a bottle and forced me to drink it when I was around his place (cheers Jus!). Still, at least I can now rate it. Pours a deep red/brown with a beige soap-sud head. Smell and initial taste is of rich sweet malt. Develops into sweet, sticky treacle and sour plums - at this point I was quite enjoying it. However, it’s the aftertaste that gets you - a cloying sticky mouthfeel with a far-too-bitter earthiness, that lingers unpleasantly for ages. Better than I remember, but not one I’d come back to again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8073) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
Cask. Relatively high off-white fluffy lasting head. Very dark red body. Caramel coffee roasted malt aroma and flavor with low carbonation and a long sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Loch Ness, Scotland. Bottled, 250708. Dark Brown with small white head. Aroma: Caramel and raisins. Flavor of malt and dryness of roasted barley

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1770) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Appearance: Dark redish brown. Little bit of off-white head. Aroma: Malt and dark fruit. Maybe some coffee. Taste: Nice malt and a bit burnt/smokey. Coffee? Info: 500ml bottle, 1/8-2007, 180/500

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