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RATINGS: 518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Pours a dark ruby brown with a tan head. Aroma is awesome! Notes of toffee, caramel, and a touch of smokey malt and slight coffee. Taste is just as good as you’re hoping for! Sweet malt, toffee, brown sugar, and wonderful roasty undertones. So smooth and drinkable. Delicious!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5564) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle at O’Connor’s, Uppsala, February 2014. Hazy dark reddish/brown with a tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, toffee, nuts and malt. Sweet with some warming alcohol in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3452) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
750 ml bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a dark brown with a big khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has rich toffee and dark fruit notes. Some chocolate notes are there as well. The taste is more of that dark fruit and chocolate sweetness. Some sherry notes, perhaps. Big, chewy mouthfeel and body. Lower end of carbonation. Really good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardaxe (293) - - JAN 2, 2014
Poured from 750ml bottle into some weirdly shaped teardrop glass. At first sip, a lot to take in. It's candy sweet and complex and throws your tongue into a lot of different directions. Dark fruits and chocolate overlap with a subtle, deep booziness to produce an indulgent, yet coherent beer. It seems unwieldy at first, but never gets too sloppy or out of control. Nicely done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2657) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Deep brown liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of raw sugar, caramel, bread, port wine, toffee, dried fruit and sweet alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, caramel and dried fruit. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
Bachelor party scotch ale tasting. 750 mL bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass alongside the bourbon barrel-aged version. Pours deep chestnut with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant. The nose has loads of molasses, brown sugar, toasted malts, herbs and subtle earthy hops. The flavour is moderately sweet with toasted malts, caramel, and molasses, along with raisins and a subtle dose of hops. The finish is long, toasty and malty with subtle hops. On the palate, it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture. Overall, this is a truly great scotch ale with beautiful toasted malts. 2013-07-25

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
More fun from the cellar of the Porter. Pours black with minimal head. Candy and booze are all over the nose. Boozy and sweet flavors are magnified by the oozing thickness of this brew. Delicious. Bottle - The Porter - Atlanta, GA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle shared with Zach at Bash in Sunrise, FL. Snifter. Pours a deep brown with a one finger foamy head. Great lacing and the crown stayed in place. The aroma was strong with coffee, cherry, malts and booze. The taste starts with coffee, heavy malts and transitions into a smooth booze -like toffee. I didn’t really get the cherry as noted in the description but it did seem to have a soft fruitiness. Full body, slightly oily. Better as it warmed. Finish is not overwhelming booze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgrblu (661) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
22 ounce bottle from the beer broker, carmelly, bready, dry on the tounge. Goes well with turkey.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle from trade quite a while ago. Aroma and flavors of big malt, molasses, some caramel, pumpkin-type bread, etc. Hardly a bit of hops detected, this is a superb malt bomb. Great beer.


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