Home >

Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale - Rum Barrel Aged

Serve in Thistle


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Cigar City’s Big Sound Scotch Ale aged in rum barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Overall very good beer, brown, sour, bomber thanks to GT2, aged for 18 months after purchase.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
10th December 2011
Opaque black beer with good size fluffy mid-tan head. Softish palate, just a tad dry. Smooth malt base with some dark character. Lovely tangy overtones. Lactose sweetness. Delicious dark rum and more tang. Touch of coca cola. Semi dry finish. Immensely drinkable. Lovely!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2012
You can tell this would have been a fantastic beer if it weren’t infected. Still not too bad considering the sourness really takes over from it. Loved the bourbon barrel version so hopefully I can get my hands on more of that!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Infected. Has lost its malty edge and transitioning into a sour beer. Rum is tame. caramelized, quite tasty. My buddy snatched up all he could b/c he likes the infected version so much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcartamdg (2867) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
pours caramel brown with no head. Aroma of rum with green apples. Taste is sour. This is clearly infected but its kinda cool to taste, sour with rum notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Unfortunately this was infected. Love the scotch ale notes with a hint of rum, but something went wrong here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikem409 (1964) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2012
bottle. to bad this was infected i loved the regular big sound. poured redish brown not much carb. arom was decent malty and barrel. sour metalic bourbon flavor bummer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6135) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. Drank in early December 2011. The beer pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the rum and vanilla, with some dark fruit, chocolate and oak. The flavor is different and is showing signs of infection. There is a ton of tart dark fruit, with some chocolate, smoke, cranberry, vanilla and rum thrown in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I wish we could have tried a non-infected version since I bet it would have been pretty tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Big thanks to Adam for this bottle. Shared with friends. Pours a nice brown, with minimal head. Smells like shit, totally infected. Smells liked crushed dreams and hope. Taste is similar, tears of orphans. This was a huge let down.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhillyCraft (5222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle from Tom. Aromas of candle wax, spent fire crackers, smoke and smoked apples. Taste is weird, smokey peat, btter, and sour at the same time. Kind of a mess.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50