overall
50
94
style
Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Bitter
Aviemore, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A deep, dark ale, with Wheat, Amber and Chocolate malts. Rich ruby in colour, with toasted malt and berry aromas, and hints of chocolate, malt and oats on the palate.

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3.3
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2016

Cask @ Guildford Arms, 1 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2AA.

[ As Loch Ness Loch Ness ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, dark malt, chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dark malt, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20160318]

3.5
omhper (25108) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
Bottled. Hazy dark brown, mid sized head. Aroma of chocolate wwith tart strawberries. Dry with light body and crisp mouthfeel. Toasty with chocolate and red berries. Mid bitter finish.

3.3
Travlr (24667) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Draft at Churchkey. Very dark brown color, bright tan head. Aroma of earthy cocoa. Taste is toasted caramel. Not bad No hops. Not a bitter.

3.7
cgarvieuk (24462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2012
cask in blue blazer ... nice copper deep red ... thin tan head ...soft sweet malty nutty toffee nose ... juicy sweet nutty malts ... soft rich bodyu ... a pretty decent if unexciting 80.

3.7
Leighton (21235) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle shared at the Scopey 5K tasting. Cheers! Pours clear, golden-brown with a creamy head. Very tasty, with notes notes of bready malts and toasted toffee, along with accents of coffee. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. More pleasant toffee and coffee in the finish. Very nice.

3.6
Beerhunter111 (20468) - P´Castle, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Dunkel braunes Bier mit wenig Schaum. Geruch röstmalzig, Vanille, Karamell. Geschmack süß nach Karamell, röstmalzig, Vanille.

3.2
Theydon_Bois (19490) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle on the train from Thurso to Inverness, 20/10/13. Mahogony brown with a moderate light tan head. Nose is toffee, light cocoa, earthy, dark malts, light spice. Taste comprises dark toffee, brown sugars, bready malt, cocoa. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light roast in the finish. Ok bitter with leanings towards a porter.

3.6
Scopey (14708) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Keg at Six Degrees North. It pours clear deep brown with a decent light tan head. The nose is toasty brown, earth, wood, caramel, pepper and dried fruits. The taste is crisp, bitter-sweet, toasty brown bread, dark fruits, raisin, caramel and fruit cake with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Has a great drinkability to it. Smooth and well balanced.
Earlier Rating: 3/5/2014 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle shared at 5K tasting. It pours deep red-amber with a small beige head. The nose is toasty, brown bread, raisin and candied peel. The taste is toasted brown bread, earth, toffee, orange, candied peel and a touch of sherbet with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. OK bitter, but far from exciting.

3.1
Stuu666 (13394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown, taste is sweet malt, slight toffee.

2.9
allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown with a thin short-lived off-white head. Aromas are surprisingly roasted... Dark malt and coffee. Some chocolate. Definitely more porter territory than 80. Taste is sweet. Finish is a bit thin. OK.


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