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


on tap


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Cask; Regular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2011
Best pint of Wildcat to be had in Glasgow was found in Tennents Bar - but sadly this is no longer the case! This is a review from here in September 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark mahogany red in colour with a thick creamy buff head. Strong aroma of buttery highland toffee long in intensity - similar to the "Caley" 80/ aroma but much more powerful. Rich robust creamy mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Mixed malts give a rich juicy maltloaf base of raisins, dates, molasses and soft highland toffee notes. There is a vague hint of hop resins in the short aftertaste but this is soon lost as malt returns in the long sweet finish. A popular beer from the Cairngorm portfolio and a regular in some of the Scottish JDW outlets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2011
Cask at the Prince of Wales, Aberdeen. It pours clear deep amber, with a small off-white head. The nose is wood, spice, milk chocolate and brown bread. The taste is varnish, wood, dark berry, light spice, leather, smoke and milk chocolate, with a dry, woody finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and good balance. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a nice amber colour with a lacy beige head. Big caramel aroma and flavour with some barley notes. Some light grassy hops and yeast flavours also. Alcohol is fairly present with a lasting alcohol hum. Little dry finish and quite bitter. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (22533) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2011
Cask@Market Porter. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is grass, herbs, some bready malts as well as some mild leathery notes. Flavour s fruity and floral hops along with some grass and maltyness. Rather bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Bon Accord, Glasgow 8/06/2011. Medium brown with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and bready malt notes, with a touch of fruit and bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zexpe (40) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2011
Only had this beer once, but I really enjoyed it - will look after it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1679) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
Cask. The Last Plantagenet (JDW), Leicester. Tomato ketchup, malt, grass, peppery. Bittersweet. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (3781) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2011
Cask @ The Society Room. Dry malty aroma. Medium brown colour with a good head. Very malty flavour with lingering sour toffee aftertaste. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13954) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Key, JDW. Pours a clear, deep ruby with a bubbly, off-white head. Caramel, toffe and ripe fruits like grapes on the nose. Flavor is sweet and quite fruity, with some wood, sugar syrup, alcohol and herbal hops. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light dryness in the finish with some pleasantly surprising roastiness, more almost ripe fruits, not too sweet. An interesting, slightly incongruous beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4162) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2010
Cask @ Sir Walter Scott, JDW. Amber colour, thin off-white head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Flavour is light malted, fruity, bit sweet, syrupy and nutty.

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