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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (238) - 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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1551) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2016
Tap @ CBC2016. Pours dark brown/blackish with a small brown head. Notes of malt, caramel, earthy notes, chocolate, dark fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3155) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2016
On tap @ CBC-16. Dark brown with a small tan head. Cruity and caramel tones. Fruit, malt, caramel and hops. Medium to full body with a bitter / fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (3958) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Draft at source. Strong caramel and deep toffee with some light raisin and fig notes. Smells like a rich maple syrup. Taste is just as decadent. Thick, viscous, but never cloying. Only a faint alcohol warming. Wow. I’ve had this a lot and forgot how good this really is.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 27, 2016
[5/13/16] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016. Blue session. Dark brown. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits. Sweet flavor, caramelly, with dark fruits, nutty notes. Medium to full-bodied, quite rounded.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7338) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
Tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - dark brown coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruity notes, sweet malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2016
Sample @ CBC’16, Copenhagen. Blue session. Clear bronze pour with a samll head. Notes of caramel, sweet malts, fudge and dark died fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1464) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 19, 2016
750ml bottle pours dark opaque chestnut brown with half finger of head. Nose is malty fruit, caramel, maple, wet leaves, cocoa, raisin. Taste is a touch thin up front with caramel, dark fruit, raisin, plum, maple, sticky and sweet. Finishes sweet, some decent creaminess on the tail end, lingering earthy maple and caramel, raisin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1214) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2016
On tap at CBC 2016. Dark caramel with a tan head. Caramel, dark fruit, dried fruit and cocoa. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (5096) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2016
@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, BLUE

dark brown. Malty, bit bready, dark bready, slight herby nose. Full bodied, malty, some dry syrupy sweetness. Malts..

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (15247) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2016
CBC2016. Trübes orange braunes Bier mit einer geringen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, süß. Geschmack nach roten Früchten, dunkles Malz, bourbon, Karamell.


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