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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stefano (1913) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (4032) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
500ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - clear amber brown, thin bubbly white head, weak malty aroma, fruity, nutty malt flavour, slight metallic taste, bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1770) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1876) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15800) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2011
500ml bottle from Dobbies garden centre, Ashford. Clear chestnut colour with lasting thick beige head. Toffee dry malty aroma. Lots of dry malt on the aroma. Bit dull in the mouth. Some malt. Not much hop presence throughout. OK, if just a little one dimensional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geuzelambix (243) - København, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
A beer with a nice dark colour and good looking foam. I was not too carzy about the taste of it though. It seemed to lack a little in the finnish and it did not have the full body that one could hope to find in a good ale. While it was not a bad beer I would prefer to drink the porter from the same brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scotty (1107) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2007
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Bottle from Tesco, Wokingham. Poured a bright amber, with a thin, tight white head and some lacing. Malty aroma, with sweet brown sugar and damsons. Similar sweet, malt heavy flavours; toffee and brown bread. Very little hop character. Finish was grain, hay and the smallest amount of residual grassy hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 20, 2010
Bottled 50cl. Malt dominated with hints of apple and raisin. Diacetyl showing up. Spotty lacework. Not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (12054) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor wiy´th some caramellic notes. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate. Not my kind of bitter but ok.

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