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

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   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 (2115) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Furseth (2087) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2007
Bottle:Deep red colour,with a bit flat head. Aroma of coffee,and a nice dry hopyness in the end. Flavor issmokey,Irich Coffee mouth feeling, and burned sugar. Light to medium body,medium smokey finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1967) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stefano (1965) - 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]

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 (1678) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 18, 2016
500ml Flasche von der "Tomintoul Brewery". Braune Farbe, dünner Schaum. Röstmalz und Toffee Duft. Schöner süsslich-bitterer Geschmack.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (1435) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle from Dobbies garden world Ayr a dark reddish brown beer with sweet fruity aroma flavour is dried fruits toasted malts hints of nuts and carmel sweetness quite a smooth bitter

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1330) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scotty (1148) - 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.


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