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RATINGS: 504   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011
Dark ruby brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of cherry and caramel with a hint of roast malt. Insanely sweet with cherry, caramel, brown sugar and a roasted note. Cloying, near undrinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012
Date: July 11, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: RBSG 2009
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy head
Aroma: earthy dry caramel aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of earthyness, light smoke

Date: March 05, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: brewery
Score: 2.9 to 3.1
Aroma: sweet malty aroma, light chocolate, fleeting touch of tartness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness, light smokyness
Overall: getting better

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10824) - DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle, Rating #3000. Very dark brown with big beige head. Flavour is roasted malts, spices, chocolate, fruit, hops, medium sweet, toffee, nutty, dried fruits and a little brett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 cloudy brown, small ligt brown head nice sweet cookie like fruiy aroma. faint. wood? or is i t faint dark fruits flavor is sort of stale hoppy, dark fruity, caramel, toffee, various spicy notes. complex, things to explore - but the initial overall impression is well brewed old beer. re-rate 2010-09-17 at plovmand tasting bottled version. nice woody aroma, spices, very very nice aroma. 8 flavor is dark fruits spices, wood, faint hops, very complex and very tasty. 8 second tasting of this beer was much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10631) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Clear dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and caramel. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170911

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle from Kingdom Liquor. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt and earthy aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toffee flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10414) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark brown colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Some scotch notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. NIce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
Sweet aroma with hard roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, sweet flavour with roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee hints. Finished sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 30, 2010
Fløska. huge thanks to Plovmand for sharing! Dark amber-browm colour. Sweet vinious dark fruity aroma. Good filling mouthfeel. Sweet pleasant dark fruity vinious, dark malty flavour with spices. Well alsting sweet vinious dark fruity and malty finish. Qué sabor!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10259) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2012
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is spices, alcohol, brett. Flavour is spices, alcohol, coffee, brett, caramel, dried fruits. Full body. Nice beer.

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