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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phil (178) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
Quite quite lovely. Rich toffee, chocolate and feint raisin malts Maybe a little smoke, but a lovely rich crystaline note. Sweet, rich. Dark hues, with a ruby tinged edge. I think this is a classic interpretation of what is understood to be a scotch ale. And, a great drink displaying an alternative to the persistent hop barrage that fashions have us in.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
magdalar (513) - 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 I’m in love with this rather complex beauty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 10, 2013
1 pint, 9.4 fl oz bottle. Served in a snifter. Pours a cola/coffee color with almost no head. Big, malty, cola aroma. Taste is lightly toasty, sweet and syrupy with a finish reminiscent of sassafras. Unique and enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - 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 you’re hoping for! Sweet malt, toffee, brown sugar, and wonderful roasty undertones. So smooth and drinkable. Delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Pours a murky brown/black. Thin tan head. Nose is initially boozey then roasty as hell. sweet caramel nose. Flavor is a wonderful alcoholic malt bomb. Roasty, dark fruits, some charred flavor. Mouthfeel is very full, slightly oily. Very very smooth. Drink this one on the warmer side to let the alcohol come out. Beautiful. Incredible scotch ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Appearance: Pours a midnight, reddish brown. Starts out with a big frothy head that subsides to a quarty inch of tan froth. Aroma: Peaty malt, cocoa-cola, resinous earthy hops, vanilla, old medicine chest and oiled leather. Finishes very roasty and semi-sweet. Taste: Bitter cocoa, woody booze, fresh made drip coffee, earth, and spicy hops. Mouthfeel: Full bodied, not thick or syrupy what-so-ever. Overall: A unbelievable Wee Heavy, now in my top 3 (Alesmith, Great Divide being the others). Big complex, but not overdone and not underwhelming.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
750 mL bottle courtesy of Joey. Thanks! Pours a dark slightly hazy reddish bronze color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted malts, chocolate, alcohol, green apple, red apple and other fruity notes. Taste is toffee, caramel, leafy and bitter hop notes and a fruity apple finish. A hint of chocolate. Full bodied. This is a damn good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChurchLady (19) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
It’s sweet. It’s bright. It’s a swirling cacophony of toffee, coffee and autumn spices. It is full bodied beer with a smooth and mellow after taste

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fratto (2654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Huge thanks to ericandersnavy. Not a strong aroma, but very pleasing. Good malts, coffee, cocoa, biscuit. Aftertaste is warm and malty. Great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2009
bottle shared with kegbear. Oh man this one smells like caramel and some toffee. It tastes the same with an awesome bit of chocolate cocoa as it warms it slightly mellows and the cocoa becomes a bit more pronounced. This beer is awesome!


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