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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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Klimaet (2594) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2016 Bottle shared by masterofhoppets. Pours dark reddish brown with a medium brown head. Aromas of prunes, dates, chocolate, raisins, malt, caramel, light booze, cherries. Taste has lots of malt, caramel, sweet dark fruits. Lots of raisins, prunes, dates, rye bread, some anis, chocolate, subtle cherry like notes.

3.5
thomat (3868) - 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
Homer321 (5072) - 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
DSG (14784) - 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
Desverger (11455) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
[email protected] 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
bursprak (3205) - 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
JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, 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
mariuspoenari (2692) - 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
jookos (6775) - 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..

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3.5
Beerhunter111 (20482) - P´Castle, 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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