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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Big Sound Scotch Ale is dedicated to our good buddy Gino, the most punk rock bagpiper you’ll ever meet, and the rest of the men and women of Tampa Bay Pipes and Drums. Brown in color, Big Sound has huge notes of dark sweet toffee with underlying mild notes of coffee in the aroma. The flavor starts with a slight note of cherry and then opens into a Goliath of a malt character with notes of dark sweet toffee, slight hints of coffee and mild notes of toasted bread in the finish. Big Sound Scotch Ale pairs well with Haggis, Highland Games, Huge Heads and Enormous Pillows and of course Bagpipe music.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3467) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Deep mahogany pour that has rich garnet highlights under dense, mocha head. Aroma of dark caramel and molasses. The flavor has some caramel sweetness but isn’t overly so. Some roast malt and a hint of licorice. Big bodied tasty sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clarkdvm (458) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2016
22oz bottle in Fl. Tasty. Positive Aroma. Can’t really place specific flavors but generally great scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lasancan (21) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2016
Sweet aroma of toffee, roasty toasty malt and some fruit underneath. Taste is sweet with plenty bready malt, light nuts and finishes sweet and sticky. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarbasA (46) - PORTUGAL - NOV 11, 2015
Brown color, little head, aromas and flavors of malt, caramel and a bit of dried fruits. Nice body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hivemind (891) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2015
On draft at Cigar City Aug 2014. Black pour with medium brown tinge on the outsides; no head. Scotchy and syrupy flavor/texture. Plain good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2229) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 15, 2015
bomber shared poured a medium to dark brown color with off white head. the nose is sweet malt and hints of chocolate. so so nice. the flavor is very well balanced. the flavor almost has hints of dark fruit along with the sweet malts which is traditional for a scotch ale. really frigging good. long lasting sweetness on the tongue. now I need more of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle from 2012. Pours clear deep chestnut, small tan head, dissipates to a ring with decent lacing. Aroma is malty, dark sugars and coffee indeed dominate. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, hugely malty, toffee, toasted caramel, marshmallow, coffee, hint of chewing tobacco. Slice acidity bites at the sweetness a bit. Some dates and figs in there as well. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Some ABV burn on the finish. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1458) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Brown pour with hint of red and off white head. Aroma is nutty and musty. Taste is caramel malt. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Brown pour clear and small tan head. Aroma of nutty malts. Flavor of dried nuts and some dried dark fruits. Really great style I need to divulge in more. I hear ale smith got a good one.....bottle trade?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cosmo6644 (102) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle, aroma of malts, bread, and caramel, taste of lots of caramel a touch nutty, real nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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