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RATINGS: 505   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (714) - California, USA - APR 11, 2011
Yummy. Poured scotch ale brown with a decent head. Nose was musty peet with sweet toffee. Taste was very sweet with toffee and a ton of roasted malt. We had this side by side with the BA version and I found this more enjoyable. This is the second side by side in a row with a big scotch ale and it’s BA sister in which the non-BA version stole the show.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Thanks to Todd & Co. for sharing this in Denver! Smells insanely with vanilla, rich caramel malts, some nice notes of chocolate, and boozey as well. Flavor delivers much of the same, caramel, some chocolate, a touch of vanilla, and the booze aspect. There were some definite sweet sugars coming through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Nice deep brownish pour, peaty earthed aromas come whispering off the top with some lite pined apples. The chewy body is well nuanced but rather scattered with a lot of different flavors that just seem to be meeting each other. Still it has a solid amount of depth and warmth. Easy to drink for the style and another quality brew from these guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (692) - - OCT 18, 2012
Dark brown, very light tan head. Nose is berries, booze, fruit cake. Taste is berries, red fruit, fruit cake, booze. Bitter chalky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
Pours a dark orange/brown with a small off white head. The aroma is rich and malty. The flavor has red berries, chocolate, toffee, licorice, biscuit, tar, and spice. A great scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle,I picked this up at Knightly in Orlando and glad i did,it poured a very dark brown to black with a nice thick tan head,taste of caramel and roasted malts with a toffee finish in the end,alcohol is well hidden but as it warmed it was noticeable but that was good thing,this was very drinkable and i look forward to CCB beers in the future .CHEERS1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 Thanks to TampaBrew. Clear, dark brown pour with red highlights, minimal lace. Aroma of plums, alcohol, smoke, molasses. Flavor is an enormous malt bomb, toffee, molasses, prunes, toasted bread, walnut, cider. Would rate higher, but had trouble enjoying. Flavor is poorly harmonized with a very overt alcohol presence and fusel off note, like a blend of root beer and cough syrup. Improves after some time spent mellowing in the glass. Very full mouthfeel, warming, slightly still.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTeusink (679) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
More fun from the cellar of the Porter. Pours black with minimal head. Candy and booze are all over the nose. Boozy and sweet flavors are magnified by the oozing thickness of this brew. Delicious. Bottle - The Porter - Atlanta, GA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle: Thanks to TampaBrew for this...pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is massive with notes of toffee, cherries, pipe tobacco and brown sugar. The thing that really sets this apart is the fullness of the body...flavors are big on the toffee and caramel malts with some dark fruits complimenting the maltiness. Great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2010
Let it be said instantly - This is without doubt the best beer with the disignation of "Scotch Ale" I have ever tasted. The pour is all brown with a cappochino colored head that allmost have an orange glow. The aroma is smokey caramel with both peaches and oranges and with a malty profile topped with some nice bitter notes. The taste is huge and as I said far more intens and interesting than other scotich ales I have had. I am thinking of those neat chocolates with Crand Marnier inside. A mild sourness somewhere far away. It has been malted with a fine bitterness and has a palate that tends to bite but at the same time heavy and fat with a long lasting sweet caramel-like finish. Good one

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