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RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

dmschefke's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11057) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (6968) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2125) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1451) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1103) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (5032) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (14740) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Humlehode (542) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2016
Pours clear deep amber with small tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel, malt. Smooth, but missing some complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (5873) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Tap@ CBC 2016. Deep brown, thick off white head. Dark fruits, plums, bread, molasses. Flavor has dark bread, molasses, dark fruits. Balanced. Bit heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4741) - Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Pours barely translucent ruby-mahogany with a thin buff head. Aroma delivers caramel, toasted malt and toffee tones. Flavor nicely echoes the aroma and adds a woody hint,vas well as candy sweetness but not too much. Firm, viscous mouthfeel is smooth but has some decent fizz. Make a big sound!

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