Tmoney99 (12032) - 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.
Christian (11804) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2011 Brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, bouron and vineous alcohol. Sweet and malty flavour with a slightly tart tannic note and some oak. A bit cloying in the sweetness and with notable alcohol
jcwattsrugger (11585) - 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.
Ratman197 (11352) - 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.
jtclockwork (11028) - , 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.
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
BeerandBlues2 (10827) - San Diego, California, 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.
madsberg (10801) - 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.
Drake (10689) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle... #214/246. Courtesy of tarheels86. Pours a hazy dark brown color with not much of a head. The aroma is sublime. Caramel, toffee, leafy hops, vanilla, maple, bourbon, faint smokiness, booze and green apple. Taste is caramel, toffee, bourbon, wood, faint smoky notes, leafy hops, something faintly cheesy. Full bodied and very smooth. The regular Big Sound is a phenomenal beer but the bourbon works with this too well. This is epic. Fantastic beer.
KimJohansen (10396) - 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.