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RATINGS: 507   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 youíll 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (729) - - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2009
22oz bottle. Shared with friends. Pours a creamy dark brown with a thick light tan head. Nose is of course lots of caramel but also considerable brown sugar, smoke and even a bit of fruit (some citrus from the hops but also some prune and cherry). The flavor on this is jaw dropping. I actually prefer the flavor slightly to Alesmith Wee Heavy. In fact Overall I think I like this better. Its reminiscent more of Belhaven Wee Heavy in its flavor profile but with a balancing of hops that keeps the sweetness in check. Rich roasted chocolate up front followed by thick notes of caramel and cherry. Some strong raisin and fig and even a bit of light smoke and leather. Simply AMAZING. The palate is super thick and I was amazed this was only 8.5% not because of the alcohol which is non existant, but because the palate is just insanely full. Massive body. Chewy and rich. I actually may like this more than the Zhukovís Impy Stout! Insane props to Joey and Wayne on this amazing masterpiece.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (725) - 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 itís BA sister in which the non-BA version stole the show.

3.9
   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.

3.6
   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.

4.2
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTeusink (687) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (687) - 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

3.5
   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.

4.2
   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!


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