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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 17/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle 75cl. @ cgarvieuk - Cigar City tasting.
Clear medium to dark red brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate - coffee, berry - cherry. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dried dark berry, light chili - peppery finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100206]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 25, 2010
75 cL bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is hoppy and roasted malt, slight caramelish. Fruity, hoppy and light caramelish sweet flavoured. Distinct bitterness and mild fruity note into the finish. Rather American take on a scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34360) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of caramel, malt, alcohol, and some bread. The flavor is very sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, bread, alcohol, and some herbs, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohola dn dark chocolate. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of dakr chocolate. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2010
Bottled @PBF2010 (thanks Joey Redner!). Ruby colour, small brown head.Aroma is fruits, wood, some alcohol and quite sweet overall. Flavour is quite sweet, but still has some nuts, syrup, wood, fruits and quite a hard edge to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of daknole. Pours an opaque dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and alcohol. Solid body, caramel, fruit and a little wood. Some warming alcohol in the finish. 230410

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23509) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Hazy dark brown, beige head. Chocolaty nose. Mid sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Concentrated flavour of coffee and caramel, notes of peat. Warming finish. Nice and mellow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty chocoalte and dark fruit aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty toffee and dark fruit flavor with some hints of hops and some hints of chocolate. Has a sweetish malty spicy dark fruit and toffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2016 bottle at home ... thanks to the cheeseman ... dark brown ... thin tan head .... soft cherry fruit nose ... creamy soft deep fruits ... plum ... cherry .... silky... very rich Keg at cbc16... Dark black.. Thick tan head.. Soft toffee roast malts nose.. Dark chocolate roast 3.7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21441) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2010
750 ml bottle from the brewery, shared with Nico, Felix and Philip. Pours dark maroon, medium brown head, decent lacing. Aroma of licorice, dates, prunes. Taste has chocolate, licorice, caramel. Decent stuff.

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