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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 youll 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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4255) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBESG 2013. Thx! to Joes. Dark brown, light ruby hue, little tanned head. Nose is red fruits, light caramel, thick berries, Schwarzwald pie. Taste is sweet berries, Schwarzwald pie, thick mocha, light port, sour notes, redd berries, bitter herbs & some spice. Thick body. Reminds me a bit of Kalevipoeg due to the Schwarzwald pie & berry notes. Another excellent CCB brew, confused by the low ratings to be honest.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5316) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Fruity, tart, spicy yeast, horseblanket. Bit sweet cookie. Its complex, but a bit unbalanced in all the flavors. Still I quite like it actually.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (8924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG grand tasting. Dark red brown color, virtually no head. Smell and taste sweet-sourish, with sone alcohol and something weird. Hmm average body and carbonation. Dont really like it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1379) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Donker roodbruinbier. Ruikt iets zurigs en wijn achtig. Smaakt zoetig bourban achtig.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Abijen (1525) - s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Pours a nice dark brown beer with a good tan head. Smells weird. Vanilla and creamy. Dont like it. Bourbon likely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (6289) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, caramel, wood, bourbon, yeast and malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3532) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle @CBC13. Brown with small head. Aroma sweet with lots of malt, caramel, grain and hops. Flavor is sweet toasted malt, grain, wood, lots of caramel and grassy bitterness. Light to medium body

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2013
750ml bottle purchased at the brewery in Jan 2013. Hazy, cola colored body with a thin, tan head. Diminishes to a fine ring with moderate lacing. Aroma contains vanilla, vague pitted fruit, and bread crust. Not as rich as I expected. Flavor brings much more: the above plus faint roast, plum, and fig. A touch of caramel and toffee. Full body, moderate carbonation. Very malting with a tasty, lingering finish. A very good sipper!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2828) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2013
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 8/20/2012. Pours moderately cloudy very dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, molasses, raisin, cherry, apple, toast, pear, toffee, clove, light roast, peat smoke, dark bread, and toasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and big complexity of dark/toasted malt notes with fruitiness and moderate peat. Taste of big caramel, molasses, raisin, cherry, apple, toast, toffee, pear, clove, light roast, dark bread, light peat, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, molasses, light and dark fruit, toast, toffee, clove, dark bread, light roast, light peat, and earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance with big complexity of malt and fruity flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a slick, creamy, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent scotch ale! Very nice balance and big complexity of malt/fruity flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
crajun (993) - , Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2013
gave this a lower rating than most b/c it was just too damn sweet to drink; I did age this for 1.5 years. aroma was of malt, sugar, and dark fruits. hazy off bronw pour. taste was similiar to aroma with 47 lbs. of burnt sugar - just tooooo rich and sweet.


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