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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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1683) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Donker roodbruinbier. Ruikt iets zurigs en wijn achtig. Smaakt zoetig bourban achtig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Abijen (1732) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7135) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (4003) - 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

   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3236) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
crajun (1058) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7365) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Sample @ CBC13.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits and caramel. Flavour of sweet caramel, ripe fruits, bourbon and wood. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4574) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
750ml bottle @ CBC 2013

Pours dark brown with a smooth head. Aroma of grainy malts, sweet syrup and wood. Taste is sweet, grainy and malty with some sticky notes. Finish is malty and grainy with some woody notes. Okay, quite malty ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6976) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
750 ml bottle @ CBC2013. Pours a copper brown colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of sweet heavy malts, old hops, caramel and grains. Flavour of sweet toasted malts, grains, heavy caramel and grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, sticky mouthfeel and a sticky, malty, sweet finish. Good, but just not my kind of a beer.

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