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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3867) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2015
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, caramel and some fruit. The taste was of caramel malts, roast, cherries, some toffee, bread and a bit of smoke. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (1200) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2015
It is a dark brown with some light that gets through. It has a brown head. The aroma has toffee and coffee with cherries on the second go around. It has flavors of toffee and coffee that are combined. There are bits of cherries in the flavor as well. It is sweet, with a warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bearohs (14) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2015
This beer rocks. Slightly sweet finish plus a unique kick up front makes you know you are drinking a mans beer. A boozy wonderful taste but not all that boozy if that makes any sense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (722) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Tasted from draft. Pours a dark brown with off white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, biscuits and syrup. Taste is moderate to heavily sweet. Dark fruits of raisins and plums, caramel, toffee, maple syrup, figs, biscuits, earthy flavors. Definitely one of the best scotch ales I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Homer. Opened last month at a tasting. My awesome notes, completely unedited to fully capture the moment (read: because I’m a lazy git): dark Brpwn, offwhite head. Aroma: caramel and stale hops. Whatever. Wished I liked it more than I do, but that’s what it is. Enough ratings it doesn’t matter what I say. Anyway, the numbers: 7/4/7/4/13. People wanting useful comments, scroll past.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10874) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, fruity cherry on nose. Sweet toffee, cherry almond taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (920) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle at share, almost black, no head. Aroma raisin and fruit, toffee. Taste is huge raisin and plum, dark fruit, some roasted malt. Palate rich, carbonation subdued. Fairly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2014
22iz bottle pours a hazy brown with an off white head. Caramel toffee and sweet malt taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottleshare thankd to DrewFace. Pours dark brown, tan head. Aroma of peaty stuff, sounds right. Taste is malty, smokey, peat, decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weezel (270) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Great aroma of sweet fruit and smoke. The taste is excellent. Balances the sweetness of the malt and the stone fruit that comes with it, all washed away by the slight smokiness. Fine example of the style.

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