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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 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle. Dark amber color, somewhat hazy, with a rich beige head. Earthy aroma, licorice, milk, malt. Hoppy citrus flavor, spicy, metal notes, smoky, salmiak, salt, some alcohol, cherry notes, roasted. Roasted spicy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11390) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11277) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11257) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Skjold Burne, Aarhus.
Gusher. Pours deep deep brown, bordering on black. Staying, frothy, light fizzy, beige head. Aroma has cherries, cranberries, chocolate, deep caramel, some lactic notes. High carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, caramel, chocolate. Raisins and a slight lactic touch with some metallic off-notes from the carbonation. Vinious and a bit warming. Okay, but not worth the money.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11223) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
750ml bottle courtesy dkachur-pours a dissipating to a ring tan head and dark brown color. Aroma is scotch, peat/roasty-medium malt with some chocolate, secondary earthy hops. Taste is scotch, peat/roasty-medium malt with some chocolate, secondary earthy hops. Towards full body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11208) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11084) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10927) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10784) - 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.


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