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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.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattmc1973 (477) - 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 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 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (446) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 750 ml bottle from whole foods. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Wonderful looking beer. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits and a bit of chocolate. Taste is caramel malty goodness, some molasses at the backend but overall very good. Palate, a bit too much carbonation, medium mouthfeel, alcohol doesnt warm you up too much. not as good as i remembered it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours a muddy brown with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, soy sauce, some ripe fruit. Similar taste, very warming like a nice bourbon. Sticky, almost cloying mouthfeel. A bit sweet, but I guess that’s par for the course for this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thejon375 (410) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Pours a dark brown almost opaque with medium tan head. Aromas of peat and roasted malts. Flavors of caramel, coffee, dark fruit and malty goodness. Nice thick and creamy on the palate with a slightly bitter finish. Well done Wayne and Joey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours a hazy Dark Brown with a thin lasting beige head. Aroma is lots of sweet caramel, toasted malts, brown sugar, dark fruity esters, and light roast. Flavor is also Dark fruit, big malts, and earthy hops and sweet licorice on the finish . Mouth feel is Medium/Full, with a smooth finish. Great tasting brew, but almost no resemblance to a scotch ale. Tastes similar to their Warmer Winter.

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