dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to northernbrews for sharing this. Pours a nice dark brown with thick tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, dark dried fruit, bread, and spices. Flavor is quite nice with a bit of sweetness and chocolate to top it off. Mouthfeel is slick, but finishes dry. Very nice and looking forward to the bottle I have in the cellar.
gringo332 (573) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber with a light khaki head. Aroma is malty, toffee, caramel and a hint of cherry. Flavor is sweet toffee, caramel malts, dark fruits and bit of coffee. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Has a nice sweet finish
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2009 Killer Scotch Ale. pours a deep amber/brown with some good lacing. Aroma is great, lots of burnt notes, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, and alcohol. Flavor is a great mix of dark and sweet chocolate, with lots of toffee notes as well. Some nice touches of sour cherry and caramel. Super rich, with a slight alcohol burn. I liked this one a lot. Another winner from Cigar City.
BuckeyeSammy (559) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really drinkable.. Strong nose of malt. Balanced beer. First Cigar City beer I have ever had. Enjoyed with DDemmingJR and Fam.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle, thistle glass.
Pours a dark brown, with a dissipating off-white head.
Smells of sweet malts, toffee and cherry.
Tastes of sweet roasted malt, cherries and coffee. Finishes with a slightly bitter funk.
I think I’m in love with this rather complex beauty.
Advocate_Ames (513) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mattmc1973 (478) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.