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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11973) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11298) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2010
750ml bottle acquired in trade with daknole (thanks!). Poured a brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of vanilla, wood, peat, earthy, and dark fruits. Tastes of vanilla, caramel, earthy, some bourbon, and wood.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Sample at the Jackie O’s Bottle Sale on 08/27/2011. This brew is a murky reddish-brown color with a thin tan head that was nearly gone by the time the glass got to me. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of peaty malt, bourbon and vanilla. Rich body with an oaky bourbon character and notes of dark malts, vanilla and figs. The finish is earthy malt and bourbon. Good all around.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (11014) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Something about this one didn’t agree with me. MAripan and maraschino cherries dominate the smell. Flavor is sweet, boozy, but ultimately limp.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
Clear winner of our horizontal tasting, thanks Tom. Big brown coloured beer. The bourbon is there and dominant, but it was well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Big Sound, BA
Date: May 29, 2010
Mode: Bottle
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
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (10837) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2009
My god CCB does it again. Amazing. Dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma is really wonderful. Tons of bourbon, toffee, vanilla, oak and dark dried fruit. Flavor is loaded with smooth oak and bourbon notes, some vanilla, caramel, light smoke and holy hell what a mouthfeel. This one is a big step up from the regular big sound. WOW. But what do I konw, I am just a homer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2009
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!


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