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


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Seasonal - January (Burns night). Previously 4.4%.
Malty full bodied Scottish style, chestnut brown ale. Mature fruit on the nose with a biscuity caramel flavour.

Stuartyboy's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuartyboy (999) - Ayr, - JAN 31, 2013
Cask at jdw playfair nutty brown colour flavour is ripe fruits roasted malts and a hint of carmel decent bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (10997) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2013
Gravicask (CWAF2013, Sat)
Slightly appley aroma. Deep red, small loose head. Some mushrooms in the taste, and black tea. A bit stale. Not bad, but not good. Should have a fresher one if I can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (3854) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Cask @ The State Bar. Dark chestnut brown colour, reasonable head. Mild Carmel malt aroma. Dry oatmeal malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Very average bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (11495) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Brown with slight head. Caramel, thick syrupy toffee, mouthcoating and really quite off putting. Didn’t get any further than that flavour really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2525) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2012

Cask @ JDW Elgin
Dark chestnut brown...thin off white head...good lacing
Aroma of dark caramel malts...bit of roasted malt...no hops
Taste - caramel malts...some toasted malts...hint of chocolate...bit of bitter hops in the background...bitter burnt toast comes through in the middle
Palate - soft carb..thin to medium body. Finish - bitter lingering roasted finish.....rather over burnt and a bit harsh
Overall - a bit above average....the finish lets this down

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AshtonMcCobb (4078) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2012
On tap at JDW in Edinburgh airport. Pours dark, amber and hazy with a proportionate head. The nose has biscuits and dark chocolate. The taste is like a bitter with burnt biscuits on the end. The palate has a medium body, a medium thick texture and a slightly burnt finish. Overall, it started average and went slightly downhill thereafter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3741) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2012
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - pours brown ale with a moderately creamy head, roasted nutty malt aroma, lighly hopped, smooth and quite pleasant

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
3rd February 2011
Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. Loads of beers shared with ChrisO and Harrisoni - Cheers! Clear dark brown beer. Residual tan coloured head. Dried fruit and mild toffee malt in good balance. A decent autumnal ale. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense). Beer #8 at Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival on 3 February 2011. Listed as Bards Ale but probably the same beer as Scottish Bard? Dark copper colour. A bit old ale like. Some lactic notes. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2011
Cask gravity at Chelmsford Winter BF 2011. Deep brown. Thin off white head. Its malty very malty touch of sting on end. But its a bit too malty
Earlier Rating: 2/5/2008 Total Score: 2.7
Cask conditioned handpull at The Edgar Wallace, Temple. Deep chestnut with lasting beige head. Bit appley, some decent malts. Not a huge hop presence. Drinkable malts though, touch of coffee.

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