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Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Bitter
Aviemore, Scotland
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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kmacphail (37) - Isle of Lewis, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2008
I have the same problem with this beer as I do Stag, it’s not available anywhere except from the brewery direct. A gorgeous dark brown ale with an off white head. The taste is dominated by roasted malts and caramel, very similar to stag, except this has an added hint of smokiness to improve the flavour. Great for any lover of dark Scottish ales.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaziopiwosz (360) - Warszawa / Wałbrzych, POLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Very bitter with cherry nutes. Full palate. Very bitter, hoppy finish. White foam, stays for long on top. Red-like colour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barrymore (4) - Ipswich, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2003 does not count
First tried on hols at Loch Ness. Good malty taste but also quite light and refreshing unlike alot of malty ales.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2012
This beer really was the first that made me stand up and look at Caringorm Brewery, it really is one my favourite Scottish ales even though it isn’t as always easily sourced as some of their other brews. It pours a generous fluffy head with a pale ruby red/brown body. Nice smooth malt and oat aroma. Creamy taste, pretty smooth with bitter malty highlights... overall oat flavour prominent, a hearty sip gives a nice oak aftertaste! This is a great beer, quite moreish and so bloody drinkable!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12964) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2006
Bottled on board of "Jacobite Queen" @Loch Ness. Dark brown, decent creamy tan head. Woody, salty-hoppy nose. Malty toffeish with hints of licorice and oak. Mildly hoppy in the aftertaste - nice malty background.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours a deep brown amber with a small creamy white head. Good lacing. Aroma is deep toffee, biscuits and caramel. Okay mouthfeel. Flavour is soft, caramel, toffee and a nice hoppiness. Extremely well-rounded.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9683) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 15, 2010
courtesy of Allen - clear ruby-brown colour with a little beige foam left; malty nose with decent hoppy tones; notes of prune and nut; light chewy malt profile, medium-bodied and decently bitter; moderate carbonation and with a fair dry bitterness; long malty and hoppy finish - very well-balanced

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
500 ml bottle. Dark amber colour with a thin tan head. Very malty aroma of caramel, vanilla, and brown sugar. Flavour is also very good, malty, brown sugar, UK hop spiciness and a nicely bitter finish to round it off.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4317) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sound67 (223) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2010
50cl bottle, label as shown. Pours a clear hazelnut brown with a medium-sized light beige head. Good retention, decent lacing. Aroma of ripe plums, toffee and bready malt. Medium-bodied bitter with a solid, smooth mouth feel. Very moderate carbonation. Velvety and comforting. :=) Characterful flavour of caramel, roasted malt and some barnyard notes. Bitterness increases towards the finish. Moderately bitter, lingering after taste. A smooth and satisfying bitter, more complex and rewarding than many. Down the hatch - next one, please!


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