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

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5528) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2004 Pasteurised bottle (Tomintoul). Great name, shame about the beer. Grassy aroma from the co2. Brief malt flavour before the metallic notes come in and then proceed to slash my mouth to pieces until it tastes like jagged shards of tin covered in blood. Best before date is this month. Obviously at this extreme end of the shelf life this beer has completely packed in. [2.0]
Bottle (Cairngorm) BBE Jan 05. Big loose head. Caramel notes in aroma and flavour. Dark tones. Doesn't rock my boat.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5522) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
500ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and eventually reveals a spotty lace on the glass. Aroma is caramel malts and pleasant flowery hops. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some toasted cereal grains and a prominant hoppy bitterness in the finish. Full flavored with a medium body and adequate carbonation. Nice English bitter and recommended for any bitter lovers out there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5394) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClubGonzo (5359) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013 Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a clear deep bronze-hued brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma is the oh-so-conventional caramel and burnt sugar tones, with hints of vanilla and grains. Taste is sweet grainy caramel tones with some nuts, biscuits and vanilla. Slightly bitter finish with burnt sugar tones. Light body, soft to medium carbonation. Decent enough, but dull as expected.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5175) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2005
Dark amber with small off white head. Malty and sweet aroma. Flavor is malty with some caramel sweetness and a slightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2012
50cl bottle from Glen Moray distillery shop. Pours a very dark amber with a nice head. The nose has fruit cake and hints of ginger. The taste has fruit loaf which turns into ginger bread in the finish. The palate is medium bodied with a creamy texture and a clean and quite bitter finish. Overall, a well made ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5006) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Session weight, generally smooth drinking. Good malting. I really enjoyed the aroma - some hints of vanilla over peat, lots of yeastiness. Moderate to slightly heavy bittering, roasty. Good bottle and label, dark woody beer with a nice thin ale head. Finishes with some assertiveness in the acidity department. The two prominent flaws that the beer had was its trailing acidity and the thinnish mouth, but I certainly wouldn’t turn down another.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle, purchased @Meny Oslo City. A finger of shiny sand-colored head, covering a clear (as claimed) mahogny colored body. A slight acidic dark fruit nose, to some dryish toasted light caramelly malts. Body is light plus. Dryish, light diluted malt base. Subtle bread and caramel. A light earthy bitterness is lurking under. Short malty, subdued bitter finish. Overall, a pretty decent one. Would love to try it from well conditioned cask.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4700) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
On bottle from Meny Oslo City. Copper colored, good foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruit; medium intensity. Medium body & complexity. Some sweetness, ok balance. Enjoyable


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