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Cairngorm Witches Cauldron

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Cask; Seasonal - October and November.
A dark ruby red coloured ale with a hint of roast malt flavours and a pleasant sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wvhoran (393) - Tasmania, - OCT 21, 2014
Cask at Castle Tavern, Inverness. Dark clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, a bit of sulphur. Flavour of toasted malt, caramel. Biscuit. Some chocolate, slight cola flavour. Weak palate. Not unpleasant but just a bit boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours ruby red, nose is sweet malts, blackcurrant, taste is similar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Cask at the Le Gothique’s Halloween Beer Festival 2013. Poured a dark ruby colour with a thin halo of white head. Malty aroma with hints of prunes and brown sugar. Smooth mouth feel. Slightly smoky flavour with grassy hops. Palate was earthy with cereal and caramel notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8790) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Cask gravity at Wandsworth beer Halloween 2013. It pours dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasty, spice, toast, berry, mild acidity, cocoa and wood. The taste is earthy, toast, roast, coffee, cocoa, dark fruit, berry, smooth bitterness, wood with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Well rounded and rather drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12569) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 26/10/13. Extremely dark mahogony brown with a thin light tan covering. Nose is bready malts, light spice, dark fruits. Tate comprises dark toffee, liqourice, dark fruits, pinch of spice. Medum bodied, soft carbonation, fruity tang in a moderately bitter finish. Ok stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
BenH (2930) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Cask at nobles. Brown with cream head. Foosty hop aroma, earthy, sweaty socks, vegetal with caramel and toffee. More of the same on the taste with a slight nutty/chocolate note. Slightly bitter in the finish, warm and flat. Not for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3549) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2012
Cask by gravity at Scottish Real Ale Festival, Edinburgh (29 Jun 12) - dark red / brown ale, thin tan head, roasted malt aroma, resin, caramel flavour, good body, high carbonation, fairly sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2478) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 16, 2011
Cask @ Old Mill, Brodie
Black with ruby light-through, thich rich white head, good lacing.
Aroma - Chocolate powder, roasted malt, sweet dark malts
Taste - Chocolate, roasted malts, sweet dark malts, bit of burnt crust, quite complex, great flavour.
Palate - soft carb, smooth, silky, medium body. Finish a bit dry with sweet malts, cocoa, roasted malt, burnt crust, earthy.
Overall - This is a mixture of Wildcat and Black Gold. It’s better than both beers and it’s Cairngorm’s best. Very moreish, with a really good flavour and a nice finish (It helped that it was in top condtition)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1458) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2011
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in October 2000. Cask, handpump dispense. Ruby black in colour with a thick creamy white head. Strong fruity, malty aroma of moist christmas pudding, long in intensity. Smooth creamy mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Dark complex malts deliver a rich maltloaf base with strong fruit elements of juicy raisins, maple syrup, dates and overripe banana - almost like a weak McEwans No1. Slight prickle of hops in the brief aftertaste but malt returns with a sweet alcoholic port like finish. Tastes like a traditional Scottish old ale - fantastic session beer this and worth seeking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4159) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2011
Cask @ Henglers Circus, JDW. This is pretty decent. Dark copper colour, off-white head. Aroma is little toasted malts, pine, ibt of caramel. Flavour is malty, bit toastiness, fairly hoppy, pine, fruity, hint of chocolate. Medium bodied. Fairly bitter finish. Well done!

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