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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7619) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 From the 3/2012 3R6P tasting. Simply amzaing.+++Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a medium sized foamy beige head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was vanilla, cocoa, coconut, sweet malts and chocolate syrup. The flavor was vanilla, chocolate syrup, coconut, toasty malts, light fruity hops and a hint of cream. The finish was long cream, vanilla, coconut and chocolate syrup. Thick and full body. Wonderful

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (3426) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 29, 2012
YUM. I want this barrel treatment to a Hunahpu!! The taste and aroma is very bourbony with great vanilla notes and the base beer is a bit hidden but still tasty with hearty malts and a nice bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (6005) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Special thanks to mah boi c-tip. Huge bourbon aroma, the good aroma. Malty and rich, vanilla and oak finish. And theres "yes its not infected!!!!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2012
750ml, green waxed bottle, 2011 release. poured into a CCB snifter, this lovely beer rests with a deep hazelnut color with hints of rust around the edges topped by a thin khaki head that leaves sticky rings of lace. aroma is fantastic with rich notes of vanilla, toasted oak, coconut cream pie, and warming bourbon backed by candied raisins, dried figs, black cherries, and raw brown sugar with hints of maple and herbal hops as it warms. flavor is absolutely wonderful as well with rich dark fruit notes of black cherry, fig, raisins, and tart plum skins all glazed with sweet toffee and backed by mild vanilla, bourbon drenched oak, and toasted brown sugar with hints of tobacco and earthy hops on the back end. palate is rich and full bodied with smooth carbonation and a lingering, toasty bourbon finish. overall, another great barrel aged beer from CCB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Big Sound, BA
Date: May 29, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Bhalter Summersalter
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel and bourbon aroma, bourbon candy
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, bourbon and vanilla sweetness, just a touch of earthy smokeyness
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
bottle... dark brown with a bit of caramel, light watery tan head... the aroma is coconut, vanilla and bourbon a bit hot and sweet, no big sound but good... tastes sweet, really thin and hot for 8.5%, but some nice coconut and bourbon, hint of peat on the finish... recommend

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11949) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
Clear winner of our horizontal tasting, thanks Tom. Big brown coloured beer. The bourbon is there and dominant, but it was well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Pours amber with a light khaki head. Aroma is huge with bourbon. Also has hints of vanilla, oak, cherries and caramel. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, toast, oak and toffee. Bourbon does not come through as much as I thought it would after smelling this beer. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9999) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2011
750 ml bottle from mikeluke23- thanks again! Pours a hazy mahogany color with more amber highlights than the dustier-looking regular Big Sound, and a small beige head. Huge bourbon nose, with vanilla, caramel, oak, sweet cherries, and brown sugar. Flavor of vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, raisins, oak, bourbon, and toast. The aroma is a bit boozier than the flavor, which comes across as much sweeter than the nose lets on. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. A bit one-dimensional but hey, I like that dimension.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
radagast83 (7906) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Sampled from bottle. Poured a caramel color with a small tan head. Aroma was smooth, vanilla, with notes of chocolate, toffee, malts. Flavor was smooth woody vanilla, with a touch of perfectly sweet chocolate and malt. After having the base beer and then the extremely disappointing Rum variety, this one was *awesome*.

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