timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
merc7186 (2525) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
DrewFace (947) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
SPDickerman (1047) - Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours imperial stout dark with mahogany on the edges and a small tan head. Smells malty, caramel, and hints of fruit. Taste is sweet caramel and dark fruits. Full-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale finishes with a touch of sweetness and a hint of smoke.
rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 75 cl from erzbierschof.ch. Dark brown beer, heavy and with a small head. Aromas of caramel-molasses, black cherries, roasted. The body is full, a bit sticking. The mouth is syrupy, with black cherries, chocolate-coffee, roasted and point of butter. There is also hints of prune, fig and alcohol. Low bitter, sweetened finale, spiced and toasted. A warm beer.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a very dark, deep ruby red color with a light tan, one finger head that has decent retention. The aroma was of caramel, toast, toffee, earthy hops, sweet raisins, a touch of spice like cinnamon. Taste is similar to the aroma with some caramel, dates, and nutty malts upfront, followed by toasted malts, toffee, some bitterness and dryness in the finish. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation.
BMMillsy (1750) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery dated 9/11/13. Pours a deep dark brown with a khaki yellow brown head. Verrrrry slight ruby on the edges but mostly opaque. Aroma of sweet molasses, chocolate, roast, smoke, toffee, biscuits, and more chocolate. Flavor is a nice roasty smokey chocolate with a lingering peaty flavor on the palate. Sweet molasses takes over the palate after chocolate subsides up front. Rich and creamy but with offsetting light carbonation and not stout heavy. Good scotch ale ad can see how this would take on the bourbon barrels well. Will have to find the BA version this season.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma is toffee, molasses, has some interesting coffee notes. Flavor is similar. Slightly sweet with some really nice toffee character adn some dark fruit hiding in the back. Good beer.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep deep amber with a huge pillowy beige head.
Smell is caramel and red fruit. Getting some tartness too, but I might be crazy.
Taste is very smooth for 9%, grain and caramel sweetness. Leaves a tiny bit of roast on the aftertaste.
Lively, well carbonated, smooth.