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A rich, full-bodied, yet remarkably smooth American-style ale.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chiefoneeye (7) - Lambertville, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2005 does not count
to great a beer to be retired. It was even worth a roadtrip or two. Smooth with a very nice color. A fine ale for a US macro

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2973) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2010

8/01/2009: Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale ... Aroma: Fruity, rich caramelized malts, chocolate. Appearance: Very, very dark brown; tan-colored head. Flavor: Roasted malts and slightly nutty, semi-sweet chocolate. Palate: Medium-full body. Overall: I almost regret trying this beer at the gathering just because I think it didn’t get a fair shake due to so much beer flowing! This beer wasn’t bad by any means, but it seems more like a Brown Porter to me than a Scotch Ale. I was super excited about trying it and wasn’t able to find any of the richness, depth, and other complexities that I was hoping for. Hopefully I will get to experience this beer again in a much more intimate setting so that I can truly probe its depths!

1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (8.5% Alcohol by Vol.) shared by alexdad06 at NATIFEST ’09. Thanks Brad. I appreciate it! Rating #96 for this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nike (950) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Special thanks to Big D for this one. Short stubby twist off bottle, I haven’t seen this in awhile. Medium body, corn hints of honey taste, but smooth drinkable brew. The price is right on these beers from the brewery. Overall clean, crisp, good for the beer and style. Thank again D!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Has a light golden color. Smell is bready, malts. Taste is slightly sweet, bready and malty, a touch of hops. Overall an easy drinking and pretty good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2001
I was surprised by this, to be honest. Had a light color, but a moderately hoppy nose and taste, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Its a couple notches down from say, Sam Adams Boston Ale, but not bad for 80 cents.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - NOV 14, 2001
very smooth stuff. A bland and somewhat sweet cream ale. cheap but not really worth it

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2001
Decent balance of flavors, simple bitterness but not too hoppy. Has that classic Genny carbonation and is probably their best effort. Decent beer though being from Rochester, I am a bit biased.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2002
Good appearance with a solid head and a light amber color. The aroma is nice with some sweet malt and (gasp) some hops! The flavor follow the aroma almost exactly, although the hops seem to be a little bit lost. Creamy, with a nice body. Not overly sweet. Somewhat more exciting than your standard American-style lager.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2002
glitzy label much differnen than the 7 oz. nip I remember realtives in Lancaster draining. Better than any cheap local in Chicago. Bit of a winy aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
garrison (757) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Okee-dokee, I’m only regarding this beer from its ’eighties time, when it was cheap and had that "Death Valley Days" Borax commericial look to its can.. heck, I was at the VA Center with my pals and drank it and "Dark Horse" as we switched from "Mickey’s Big Mouths"! Yeow, soldier!


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