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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2006
Bottle, some carbonation when poured, a deep brown colour with a large fuffy beige head. Strong malty aroma with some hint of chocolate. Very rich on palate and caramal malt flavours. Agree with a lot of comments that it is too thin and has a little acidity. Still enkoyed the initial flavours, shame about the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Furseth (2031) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8075) - 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 13/20
yespr (37028) - 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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle 500ml. @ home.
[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt caramel, light caramel, smoke notes, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, burnt caramel bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100227]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (5193) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
500ml bottle: best before 28 May 2013. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 30 Dec 2012. The beer looked good: deep reddy brown body with a full biege head on top. Malts all the way in this brew: semi-sweet and fairly mild roastiness wise is both the smell and taste. Some hints of peat smokiness try and sneak into the flavours along with dark chocolate and a hand full of mixed nuts (unsalted). Pleasant enough and although a ’tourist-beer’ it was OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
0.5l bottle. This is a clear light cola brown one with a good looking big light brown head that’s leaving some serious lacing on the sides of the glass. On the aroma it has a good cola sweetness. Could of course be the imagination, but I clearly smell old still cola here. Also, it has a light herbal tone, almost grassy. Not extreme, a bit sticky sweet and definitely not bad. It’s really thin and watery on the mouthfeel unfortunately. Wasn’t expecting a full-bodied experience, but this was really thin stuff. Flavors however is quite nice. Lots of internal, thin sweet, really earthy flavors with traces of both cocoa, bitter almonds, chocolate, light roasted malts, really thin coffee and biscuits. Mmhhh, lots of flavor packed in a really thin beer. I’m enjoying it more and more, and it’s really lightdrinkable. Not bad. 24.04.2013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3888) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2013
50cl bottle from Meny Grønland. Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Malty aroma with some toasty notes, dried fruits, caramel and hints of hops. Medium sweet and malty with a mild bitterness in the finish. Lightly bitter aftertaste. Quite ok.

   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.

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