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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 youll 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeSammy (558) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Really drinkable.. Strong nose of malt. Balanced beer. First Cigar City beer I have ever had. Enjoyed with DDemmingJR and Fam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
black color, aroma of toffee, burnt caramel, coffee, chocolate, flavors of toffee, burnt caramel, sweet moca coffee, bitter chocolate, tobacco, rich and smooth, great brew

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2011
75cl bottle, thistle glass. Pours a dark brown, with a dissipating off-white head. Smells of sweet malts, toffee and cherry. Full-bodied creaminess. Tastes of sweet roasted malt, cherries and coffee. Finishes with a slightly bitter funk. I think Im in love with this rather complex beauty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (501) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
The aroma is primarily of sweet malts & cherries. The taste is very good. The malts are delicious. They are sweet but not too sweet. I taste a little yeast but the cherry flavor over powers the yeast in the finish. That balances things out and doesn?t make the Big Sound real bitter. I really enjoyed this drink. I would gladly have it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Draft @ redlight redlight. Pours a deep murky, ruddy brown with a creamy tan head. Some nice lacing. Big malty scotch ale, not peaty, but complex with dark fruits, some chocolate roast, that doppelbock malt midrange, brown sugar and a touch of the alcohol coming through as it warms. Lush mouthfeel, low carbonation, a bit drying at the finish from the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattmc1973 (478) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Shared at Kuhnhenn Summer Solstice. Thanks northernbrews! Poured into a snifter, red/brown with off-white head. Aroma of rich sweet malt, chocolate, dark fruit, peat, and booze. Taste more of the same, rich and tasty! Medium mouthfeel. Very nice scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Pours deep murky brown from the 22oz. bottle, thin head: Aroma of hard toffee, unsweetened chocolate, nuttiness, plum, brown sugar, fig, cloves, cardamom, and coffee. Strong malted flavors of mild chocolate, coffee and spices. Medium to heavy mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Lingering finish. Drinkability: On the sweeter end. Rebuy: Yes. #276 on 09022010, DG.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Small scotch aroma and thin brown black pour with a satisfying taste and slightly warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Bottle. Special thanks to danielecurtis81 for sharing on his wedding week. Pours deep brown/bronze with a fading off-white head. Nose is sweet brown malt and spices with some yeast and is overall a little faint. Taste is a pleasant surprise with rich brown malt, excellent maple syrup, brown sugar and sweet & smooth. Very, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle pours a dark brown tan head. Smells tastes of malt cherry caramel toffee booze mark fruits. Very nice smell. A bit thin in texture smooth finish. Just a really solid beer. On of my favs in a long time.

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