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

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RATINGS: 96   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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (2052) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stefano (1947) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2010
[500ml bottle, Appellation Wines, Edinburgh] Pours reddish brown, with a thin white head. Malty aroma with some yeast notes. More malt on the taste, a little stone fruit, caramel and nuts. Reminded me very much of their Stag - a nudge up the abv meter, maybe a little more malt on the palate, but that’s about it [23042010]

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1896) - 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

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2005
Amber color with a off white head. The taste is a sweet dry sourness with a ugly and rather boring palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrNosha (1465) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 18, 2016
500ml Flasche von der "Tomintoul Brewery". Braune Farbe, dünner Schaum. Röstmalz und Toffee Duft. Schöner süsslich-bitterer Geschmack.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1325) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2004
From the bottle this is good looking Scotch ale with a nice head,heavy on the malt as usual,but little else.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - DEC 7, 2005
some friends brought this over from scotland for me. poured deep brown with a tan-mushroom head. malty wet nose with roasted nut essence. mouth continues the same malted toffee flavors not particulary sweet but non impressive on the palate. needs more substance and less water.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scotty (1131) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2005
Good lookin’ beer, good tight white head, leaves a nice lace down the glass. Soft sweet malty nose with a hint of hops..nice! Quite thin on the palate, initially good malt but that fades very quickly and leaves little in the way of a finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Manslow (1019) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 21, 2015
Butelka 0,5l, dzięki Jacek. Kolor bursztynowy ciemny, piana pełna dobrze się trzyma. Aromat orzechowo-karmelowy. Smak słodki,karmelowy. Srednie nagazowanie, słaba goryczka. Dobre.


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