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RATINGS: 525   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 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3117) - Stockholm, 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

   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

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1477) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgrblu (692) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
22 ounce bottle from the beer broker, carmelly, bready, dry on the tounge. Goes well with turkey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1125) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Copper with a thin tan head. Sweet aroma of toffee, roasty toasty malt and some fruit underneath. Taste is sweet with plenty of toffee, bready malt, light nuts and finishes sweet and sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2715) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head Ring, No Lacing S: Dark Malts, Caramel, Toffee, Mild Chocolate T: Dark Chocolate Malts, Caramel, Toffee M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet Overall, a really great scotch ale with accentuated flavors on cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (960) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pours a deep dark brown/black color with big tan head. Aroma of dark malt, dark fruits. Flavor of caramel, dark fruits, plum, and a slight bit of roastiness. Very tasty scotch ale.

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