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RATINGS: 506   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (151) - Calgary, Alberta, - JUL 25, 2013
Pours dark brown from a 500 cc bottle. Light brown head, quickly fading. Aroma is sweet malt, raisin, and spice. Flavour is rich sweet malts up front, molasses, vanilla, nice smooth astringent finish from light hops. Awesome Scotch Ale.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (750) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Well done. Nicely made scotch from CCB. Heavy malt aroma with plenty of caramel. Flavor is loads of roasted and caramel malt, chewy for sure. Mild bite from the alcohol but not crazy. Actually, itís pretty damn drinkable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2615) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, molasses and had a hint of smoke. Flavor was quite sweet with caramel, dried dark fruit, toffee, toasted malts, molasses and had some notes of chocolate. Full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
750ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Batch #3, Vintage 2010. Rich mahogany in colour with a long lasting beige coloured head, good lacing. Aroma is sweet, some toffee, lots of peat and earth, woody, dark fruits. Flavour is very peaty, some smoke, highly sweet, lots of caramel malts, dark fruits, christmas cake, burnt. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, sweet, some smoke. Its alright but didnít have the punch that I was looking for. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - JUL 3, 2014
This was so-so in my opinion. Malt aroma and flavor was to be expected, but I didnít grasp the depth of flavors. Maybe my taste buds were having an off day. Some caramel notes. Finish had bready malts without too much sweetness. Ho hum.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (1873) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
750 mL bottle. caramel brown with a small brown head. Brown sugar, nuts, and a little smoke in the nose. Theses notes carry through the flavour as well, where they are joined by some bread and a touch of booze. Great body. Very well constructed beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (2119) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
07.04.2014, 0,75l bottle @ BBGTC tasting:
Big fizzy shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish fruity, caramel malts, dark fruits, grass, oak, sorrel, sugar, almond cake, butterscotch, chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet, caramel malts, grapes, dark fruits, sugar, butterscotch, grass, almond cake, chocolate, sorrel. Little bitterness, slightly harsh mouthfeel. Very boring!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4020) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep brown body, small bubbly off-white head. Nose is mild oxidized port tones, caramel, toffee, hints of raisins, cereals and mild smoke. Taste is caramel, toffee, nougat, mild port tones, hints of nuts, vanilla and biscuits. Full body, medium to soft carbonation. Pretty nice, but not fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (550) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep brownish hue with a small, coffee head which dissipates rather quickly. S- Smell is very big, lots of caramel, hints of roasted malt, coffee and brown sugar. T- Taste starts off with sweet, smooth caramel and leads into a bit of an acidic coffee flavor that ends very balanced. M- Thick with carbonation on the high side of medium. D- This seems like a hybrid of a scotch ale and an imperial stout to me. While scotch ales arenít my favorite, this one got my attention and I enjoyed it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (990) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Pours a dark ruby brown with a tan head. Aroma is awesome! Notes of toffee, caramel, and a touch of smokey malt and slight coffee. Taste is just as good as youíre hoping for! Sweet malt, toffee, brown sugar, and wonderful roasty undertones. So smooth and drinkable. Delicious!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4622) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle at OíConnorís, Uppsala, February 2014. Hazy dark reddish/brown with a tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, toffee, nuts and malt. Sweet with some warming alcohol in the finish.


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