50belair (3617) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Bottled courtesy of Diego at the LCBS 10. I am not a huge fan of scotch ales and was very disappointed with the 2010 Big Sound. However, the bourbon barrel aged version was a pleasant surprise. The nose was full of sweet caramel and bourbon. The bourbon counters the over whelming sweetness of the scotch ale. This was a well balanced ale full of bourbon, caramel malts, and dark fruits. Well done CC..... xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Aroma is tons of caramel, bourbon, lots more caramel, and higher alcohols.
Taste is bourbon, well integrated caramel malts, low hopping, and cinnamon spices,
Finish is strongly sweet, slightly hopped, and more alcohol. Just so sweet!
Decent Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
750 ml bottle. Pours a nice deep ruby amber with a moslty lasting big off beige head. Aroma is big caramel malt, not too much sharp dark crystal though- some toffee, honey, nutty chocolate and light roast and hints of burnt malts, oak, bourbon moderate sweetness. Flavor is caramel and bourbon sweetness with more vanilla and oak coming through with slight burnt edges, fruity notes all around- figs and apple with some plum, toffeee, and almost wine like tannins towards the end. As it warms slight solvent, bourbon and ethanol come through. Pretty nice though overall. hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2010
750 ml. bottle 206/246 ...wow, i usually don’t like scotch ales but i really enjoyed this one. bourbon in the nose. Dark brown color, light head. Aroma of licorce, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Full-bodied and very complex. Very well done cigar city! Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2010
0.75 l bottle at Petalax Beer Festival 2010. Dark brown color. Sweet perfumed aroma with vanilla, bourbon, raisins and prunes. Toffeish and bourbony flavor with raisins and prunes in the background. Some sharp alcohol. Toffee and bourbon blend well. A bit too sharp on alcohol.
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle thanks to andrew. Murky red brown thin head. Sweet bourbon charred fruit richer and juicier. Red fruit bourbon oak rich but it become boozy and messy. Dry finish 7/3/7/4/14 3.5
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Poured a murky brown color. Aroma is sweet, malty, some wood and light bourbon but alcohol it is noticeable. Flavor is sweet with vanilla, bourbon, cream and raisins. Very smooth overall. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2010
bottle 101/246 by way of dak on 3/21/2010.
very dark reddish orange shade of brown... murky with a beige head.
loads of green pepper in the aroma along with lactose, brown sugar, figs, cake, a touch of chocolate and some toasted nuttiness.
the flavor is the same... very rich and caramel-y. i can’t help but think that this is not as good as the original... 7/5/7/4/15/3.8 oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2010
[email protected]TBone (17434) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2010
Ruby amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, wood, vanilla, some mild notes of fudge as well. Flavour is quite wooden, some fudge and mild notes of alcohol. A bit stinging, otherwise nice.
Bottled (bottle 237/246, vintage 2009)
Dark brown color, steady beige head. Aroma of licorce, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Full-bodied. Vanilla, oak, licorice, bourbon. More complex and more interesting than the normal version.