Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Stout
Aviemore, Scotland


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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Bottle - Pasteurised.

A Scottish stout with a wonderful rich dark colour. A smooth full bodied beer with subtle bitterness giving way to late sweetness and underlying roast barley hints.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle. Black with a good lasting tan head. Aroma is smoke, coffee and chocolate. Flavour carries on from the aroma with more milk chocolate before a bitter coffee finish. Creamy mouthfeel. A very impressive stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shuggywuggy (2) - - JUN 18, 2012 does not count
Lovely dark Scottish thick stout. Great chocolate and coffee flavors with a licorice aftertaste. Great with dark meats. Not a session beer. Drink this on a cold winter night in front of an open fire and you can almost taste the Scottish highlands at Aviemore where it?s brewed. Try it with a whisky chaser, such as Bowmore, or some other peaty Islay malt.My favorite beer in the entire world.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melker (256) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2012
This beer looks great. Nice long lasting beige head. not much aroma, could be because of my cold tho. there are some coffee and a bit chocolate in there. light sweet taste and light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Dark brown to black beer with a medium beige head of good duration. Aroma of hard roasted malt and brown sugar interesting notes of smoke and caramel. Sweet taste of roasted malt and brown sugar notes of smoke and caramel. Easy moderately bitter taste and aftertaste after hard roasted malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13801) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle from Dunnottar Wine and Spirits. It pours very dark brown, with a massive light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, smoke, milk chocolate and charcoal. The taste is caramel milk chocolate, roasted malt, charcoal, toffee, ash and a touch of smoke, with a dry-roasted finish. Sweetness balances out some background acidity. Easy drinking and flavoursome. A Scottish classic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2012
A very good Scottish stout from an amazing brewery! Black Gold has quite a chocolatey coffee aroma. A soft coffee and chocolate tasting drink with hints of a bitter aftertone. Quite a flat bodied beer with a thin head which dissipates fairly quickly. Overall a fantastic beer, reasonably priced and easily found. This is a regular buy for me, Id suggest checking it out if your into a nice heavy ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2012
Very fine head, pitch black. black. light fruity nose with some bitter chokolate, black. nice but light. some body and length with chockolate and cofffee and expresso. Very fine for being so lightweight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (6909) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
April 2009: 500ml brown bottle with a life of 12 days left before it had to be drunk. Poured into a Thistle shaped Gordon Finest Golden glass (twice). Looked good on both pours at first, dark, very dark ruby red body with a tanned head that sadly faded fairly quickly to not even a full collar or wisp, shame really, because I like a good head on my beers no matter what style they are supposed to be. Chocolate aroma at first, then liquorice and toasted maltloaf. A little fizzy for a stout, and a bit thin in the mouthfeel too, but not unpleasant at all. All the aroma hints come out in the taste with a burnt dryness overcoming the initial sweet chocolate feel I detected. Overall not bad, but it is obviously a lot better in its cask form because this wouldnt have won Best Cask Beer of Scotland in 2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (3797) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 19, 2012
Bottle. Black with a medium tan head. Aroma of toast and malty. Flavour is toast, slight burnt vanilla with a dry sweet finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (5264) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2012
500ml bottle at home (12 Feb 12) - roast malt aroma, dark brown ale with a medium tan head, strong nutty roast malt flavour, smooth with a dry finish

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