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Cairngorm Black Gold

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Marine HotelStonehaven, Aberdeenshire12 Dec 2018
The Peter CushingWhitstable, Kent10 Mar 2018
The New Cross TurnpikeWelling, Greater London23 Jan 2018
The Muggleton InnMaidstone, Kent08 Jul 2016
Yard of AleSt Peter's, Kent27 May 2016
Mountview HotelNethy Bridge, Inverness-shire30 Jul 2015
BlackfriarsInverness, Inverness-shire25 Jul 2015
The Brewers ArmsLewes, East Sussex24 May 2015
The Archibald SimpsonAberdeen, Aberdeenshire28 Aug 2014
Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar)Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire17 Jul 2014
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London31 Mar 2014
The Watch HouseLewisham, Greater London23 Mar 2014
The Society RoomsMaidstone, Kent08 Mar 2014
The Crosse KeysCity, Central London05 Mar 2014
Horse & Guardsman (formerly Spoons under the water; The Lord Moon of the Mall)Whitehall, Central London13 Feb 2014
The Sir Norman WisdomDeal, Kent04 Feb 2014
The Bell InnIvychurch, Kent07 Jul 2013
Craft Beer Co.Islington, Central London24 Jun 2013
The Congress InnStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire16 May 2013
The Cafe RoyalEdinburgh, Edinburgh, City of06 Mar 2013
The Lime KilnLiverpool, Merseyside10 Nov 2012
The Edmund HalleyLee Green, Greater London13 Oct 2012
The West Gate InnCanterbury, Kent29 Sep 2012
The Moon Under WaterManchester, Greater Manchester10 Sep 2012
Philharmonic Dining RoomsLiverpool, Merseyside04 Jan 2012
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent10 Sep 2011
The Grog & GruelFort William, Highland02 Jul 2011
The County HotelAshford, Kent11 Nov 2010
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent28 May 2010
Old FountainOld Street, Central London15 Apr 2010
Ealing Beer Festival 2008 - Beer on BroadwayEaling, Greater London02 Jul 2008

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried12 Dec 2018
McGarglePoor22 Apr 2011 First impressions on the nose and mouth were of unreconstructed chocolate but these soon subsided to reveal the sourness of a beer on the turn.

The Peter Cushing, Whitstable, Kent

AndrewGood10 Mar 2018 Black. Very sweet. Powdery mouth feel.

The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried23 Jan 2018

The Muggleton Inn, Maidstone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried08 Jul 2016
AlenomoreNot Tried10 Oct 2010 "coming soon" which was a shame!

Yard of Ale, St Peter's, Kent

DosserGood27 May 2016

Mountview Hotel, Nethy Bridge, Inverness-shire

Stephen HarrisGood30 Jul 2015 Poured from a bottle. A nice, smooth, dark ale.

Blackfriars, Inverness, Inverness-shire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried25 Jul 2015

The Brewers Arms, Lewes, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried24 May 2015

The Archibald Simpson, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried28 Aug 2014
McGargleNot Tried23 Aug 2011
RayAcceptable01 Jun 2010 Jet black. Initially promising with roast coffee aromas. Tastes of chocolate and coffee quickly subsided to leave a slightly thin ale.
McGargleAcceptable10 Jan 2010 Thin in body and flavour probably caused by pump syphoning back. Needed, perhaps, 40 pulls to fill the glass.

Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar), Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried17 Jul 2014
McGargleNot Tried19 Dec 2012
McGargleNot Tried22 Jul 2009

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Not Tried31 Mar 2014
oz11Excellent28 Sep 2012

The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried23 Mar 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Jan 2014

The Society Rooms, Maidstone, Kent

TobesExcellent08 Mar 2014
TobesNot Tried08 Feb 2014

The Crosse Keys, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried05 Mar 2014

Horse & Guardsman (formerly Spoons under the water; The Lord Moon of the Mall), Whitehall, Central London

HSBGood13 Feb 2014

The Sir Norman Wisdom, Deal, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried04 Feb 2014

The Bell Inn, Ivychurch, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried07 Jul 2013

Craft Beer Co., Islington, Central London

Stephen HarrisExcellent24 Jun 2013 Very full-flavoured, black beer with roast barley and liquorice tastes and a touch of sweetness.

The Congress Inn, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried16 May 2013

The Cafe Royal, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

MickNot Tried06 Mar 2013

The Lime Kiln, Liverpool, Merseyside

AlenomoreNot Tried10 Nov 2012

The Edmund Halley, Lee Green, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried13 Oct 2012

The West Gate Inn, Canterbury, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried29 Sep 2012

The Moon Under Water, Manchester, Greater Manchester

AlenomoreNot Tried10 Sep 2012

Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Liverpool, Merseyside

MickNot Tried04 Jan 2012

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

PedroExcellent10 Sep 2011

The Grog & Gruel, Fort William, Highland

McGargleGood02 Jul 2011 Not a subtle beer strongly flavoured with coffee and chocolate not leaving space for much else.

The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

IanExcellent11 Nov 2010 Lovely roast aroma then good fullness in mouth then good dark fruit on finish. Touch of smokey ashtray. Great though.
ChrisEGood21 Oct 2010 A very enjoyable dark beer. Ian commented that this was better than he had drunk elsewhere.
IanExcellent21 Oct 2010 I've had poor experiences with this beer, especially in terms of diacetyl, but this was very good indeed. Very drinkable, good dark roasted malts. Each pint disappeared without much difficulty.
IanAcceptable24 Oct 2009 Everything else good, good malts, good condition, but diacetyl.

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

PedroExceptional28 May 2010

Old Fountain, Old Street, Central London

Martin the MildmanExcellent15 Apr 2010 Excellent roasty stout with chocolate and coffee flavours and full bodied mouthfeel. A good fruity, slightly vineous finish.

Ealing Beer Festival 2008 - Beer on Broadway, Ealing, Greater London

IanAcceptable02 Jul 2008 Black with thin tan head. Bit of liquorice on aroma. Thick and syrupy in mouth, some coffee and choc, but this dry liquorice comes through. Not great for me.

Cairngorm Black Gold

4.40% ABV.

We have tried this beer 19 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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