Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Stout
Aviemore, Scotland


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RATINGS: 186   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (10064) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
50 cl bottle @ Oluthuone Pekko, Tampere. BBE 28.06.2013.
Pours dark brown, almost black color with a small steady head. Aroma of ash, mild milky chocolate, some cocoa powder and mild toasty malts. Flavour of roasted malts, chocolate, some faint fruit notes, cocoa, distant lactic notes and mild caramel. Smooth slightly creamy palate, dry bitter finish. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2304) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAR 3, 2013
This is a great stout to grab if you find yourself at a Scottish supermarket. not the best in the world but not bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
unstablefable (233) - SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Pours dark almost black with ruby on the fringes, bit of lacing. aroma is of sweet dark malts, hints of chocolate, sweet. taste is sweet still, with more than a hint of chocolate and some earthy cereal grains, surprising bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 22, 2013
Sweet and comforting malts breaking into stronger molasses and then finishing with a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (1547) - SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2013
From Tesco (1.70 for 500ml):
Sweet with a few roasted malts to begin as expected along with some coffee and a nutty aroma too. Not the darkest stout on the nose with some nice fruit notes coming through too.
Dark ruby, almost black and topped with a huge, foamy, dome-shaped head that is light brown and seems to get bigger the longer the beer is sitting.
Sweet with the usual roasted malts and coffee with some chocolate and a few dark fruits as well and even a few hops coming through.
Light medium bodied beer, quite clean and almost watery with mild carbonation and a fair bit of bitterness along with a very slightly dry finish but nothing too severe with a good balance overall.

A little sweeter than I was expecting which was a pleasant surprise. There was a good balance and it was an easy to drink stout, the only real complaint was that it began to feel a little watery towards the tail end but other than that it was an enjoyable drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (3019) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle from Tesco 241212
Black, ruby edges, frothy bubbly tan head with some lacing
Aroma - soft roasted malts, dark sweet malts
Taste - Roasted malts, dark sweet malts, getting a touch of milk sugars, touch of chocolate
Palate - Medium carb and body, smooth palate. Finish as main flavour, a little dry with a touch of bitter charcoal in the finish
Overall - I should have rated this ages ago. Ive had the cask many times and this is pretty good bottled stout but not a patch on the cask beer which is more flavoursome, creamy with a richer body. The pasteurisation knocks some of the magic out of this stout and it becomes plainer. Maybe the bottled version needs to be brewed at a higher abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
From bottle, dark brown leading to black colour. Treacle aroma with hint of dark chocolate and a strong nuttiness. Prominent malty flavor with molasses and a nice bitter ending. Smooth on the palate, not overly carbonated. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18941) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle on the train from Edinburgh - 08/12/12. Light black with a thin tan head that clears to the edge. Nose is roast malts, light chocolate. Taste follows nose with some dark fruit tones and a touch of toffee. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1328) - SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2012
Pours with a thick frothy head and a nutty, chocolatey aroma and a flavour to match. Very smooth and almost creamy in the mouth and the aftertaste is mostly nut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (1085) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle at Deldays house. Pours with a large head, which is slightly off white colour, actually I guess it is quite beige. A strong tasting brew. Nice.

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