Tmoney99 (11355) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at Noogfest High 5.
Poured a hazy dark brown color with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium toasted malt, wood and earthy scotch aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bourbon bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
A smooth complex drinkable brew.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2015 750ml bottle @Noogfest High5–pours a light tan ring for a head and dark amber color. Aroma is bourbon, dark malt-sweet molasses, peat, secondary hops bite. Taste is bourbon, dark malt-sweet molasses, peat, secondary hops bite, some earthy/ashy.
150219 @brewery 750 bottle. clean no earthy musty.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Big Sound, BA
Date: May 29, 2010
Source: Tasting, Bhalter Summersalter
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel and bourbon aroma, bourbon candy
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, bourbon and vanilla sweetness, just a touch of earthy smokeyness
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Theydon_Bois (10571) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruce’s 30th celebrations, 08/02/13, thanks to the Jack for sharing this one !
Very dark murky mahogony brown with a thin tan head that dissipates to the edge.
Nose is dark malts, bourbon, wood, dark toffee, dark fruits.
Taste is dark fruits, figs, nutty, dark caramel, booze, dark malts.
Fulish bodied beer with moderate carbonation lending towards a dry boozey finish.
madsberg (10570) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled Ƒ/246). Reddish brown coluored. unclear. Dense brown head. aroma of spice, carmel, sweetness, vanilla and wood. Flaovur is sweet and spiced. Has yeast, light roastt nd fruits. Smooth and balanced. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a spiced fruity note with a light alcohol bite. Very well made.
Ratman197 (10438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, carmel, toffee, alcohol and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, carmel, toffee, alcohol, light vanilla, light fruittiness and a hint of oak with a smoopth dry lingering carmel finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10371) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ratman. Pours brown with an average, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates, port, and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, toasted, nutty), average hops (earthy, spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of wood, alcohol, dates, port, and brown sugar. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a dry finish.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with red glimts and a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavour with hard roasted malt, coffee and chocolate notes. Finished sweet and full bodied.
jtclockwork (9864) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Pilsner Pete’s RBSG and then again at my house. What are the odds of getting two bourbon barrel aged Big Sounds in one week in NJ? Apparently pretty good. Pours a brownish almost black color with tan head. Nose is coffee, toffee, smoked wood, molasses and brown sugar. Taste is lightly smoked wood, toffee, vanilla, alcohol, maple brown sugar and light molasses.
hopscotch (9832) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2009 (Rating #5200) Draft… This beer rocks!… Murky, dark, burnt caramel-colored ale with a small, fat-bubbled, off-white head. The aroma is a lavish blend of bourbon, vanilla, singed caramel, smoke, tobacco and burnt marshmallow. Full-bodied with a chewy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor is a swirl of bourbon, caramel, espresso, chocolate, vanilla and toffee. Finishes sweet, boozy and rich. World class Scotch ale!