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Cairngorm Nessies Monster Mash (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask; Regular.
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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3084) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Cask at Cloisters Scottish Beer Festival. Pours clear copper brown, thick off-white head. Aromas of toffee and smoke. Taste is chewy smoke, more toffee sweetness. Sticky texture, sweet finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Cask at CBI, London on 1st June 2013. Clear amber with off-white head and lacing bands. Rich malty aroma with smoke notes. Lush maltiness in-mouth with savoury touches and spice. Luscious malty finish. Velvety texture and medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Cask Ale tatsed at Kittys 0.25L. Mild nose of malt and bread. Dark coppery color. Thin pale head. Malty and roasty slightly sour average hopped taste.Low carbonation. Not too bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3239) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Cask @ The State Bar. Rich dark brown colour with orange red hue & good head. Cereal malt aroma. Slightly sour oaty fruity malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A decent but not outstanding bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Toffee aroma, clear copper color with lacey beige head. Slightly sweet with nice toffee and walnut flavor with a hint of smoke and a vanilla aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14669) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
7th August 2009
GBBF. Cask. Clear dark brown beer. Small bubbly tan head. Semi dry palate. Very slightly sour and tangy malt. Generic hops fruit. Inoffensive tasty little beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 8, 2012
Cask @ Old Mill, Brodie
Light chestnut brown, clear, thin tight white head, some lacing
Aroma - soft caramel malts...bit of dark toffee...soft toasted malts...no hops
Taste - caramel toffee malts...light chocolate caramel...malty...light fruity malts in background...very soft bitter hops in background...less malty than I’ve had it before, flavour bit subdued
Palate - very soft carb, thinnish body, sweet malty palate. Finish of soft toffee malts...caramel malts...soft malty tail with slight burnt note.
Overall - Easy drinking but remember it being considerably more malty and having more flavour...bit bland today

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2012
On cask at white star, stoke. Pours chestnut with off white head. Caramel, some smoke and very smooth. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1352) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2011
First tasted this in Gabriel’s, Paisley in June 1999. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark copper red in colour with a thin creamy white head. Slight note of soft caramel in the short aroma. Thin creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a digestive biscuit base with tart redcurrant fruit and boiled cabbage notes. Dusty prickle of hop resins impart a slight dryness to the short aftertaste. Finish is slightly on the malty side with citric fruit overtones. A reasonable session bitter but not one of the best from the Cairngorm portfolio.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
flying_pig (930) - SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2011
Sweet smelling ale that is a mix of dark summer fruits & toffee. It is quite typical for the style.
Nutty brown in colour and semi-clear with a very thin white lacing for a head.
Again pretty typical for the style with a taste that closely matches the aroma with dark fruits dominating. A nice bitter finish. Light bodied and smooth to drink but not watery.

Pretty decent for an ale and almost right down the middle of the scale in every aspect. A nice, drinkable pint although not necessarily one I’d look out for again. I did enjoy the name though.

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