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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big Sound Scotch Ale is dedicated to our good buddy Gino, the most punk rock bagpiper youll 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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rubbishystuff (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Thanks to Dad for this. Very nice beer. Warm malty toffee flavors. Also a minerally flavor that is nice. Quite smooth. Serving: Bottle


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pilsnertest (261) - SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle at home. Taste is sweet, malty and roasted. Dried fruits and wood. Very nice mouthfeel. One of the better clean scotch ale!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (1048) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Dosyć mocno naładowane słodami - karmel, czekolada, typowe Scotach Ale. Niby wszystko na miejscu, zgodnie ze stylem, ale bez fajerwerkw. W tle lekkie nuty dymione.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mice (925) - FINLAND - MAY 12, 2017
650ml bottle from Beergium. Dark brown, cola coloured beer with very small and quickly vanishing head. Aroma has strong flavors of dark malts, bread, raisins and ripe fruits; plum mostly. Taste has malts, caramel, raisins, some ripe fruits and warming alchocol & sugar at the end. Moderate sweetness, medium carbonation and body. Reminds me a bit of stronger Belgium ales. Quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (2219) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 8, 2017
Solid, very well made beer. Was expecting a bit more from Cigar, but still - its good enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jashiu (933) - Gdask, POLAND - APR 5, 2017
Bottle shared @Pułapka, Gdańsk

Fruity butterscotch aroma. Taste is sweet and malty, very smooth with a bit of alcohol coming out just before the finish. Caramel finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (5720) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
Bottled. small sample. The aroma has toffee, caramel, bit horseblanket, roast. Brown coloured beer with an off-white-beige head. The taste is sweet toasted malty, with fruitiness, horseblanket, cookies, molasses. Ends more bitter. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1990) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 7, 2017
Bottle @ Bibere, Piraeus. Color dark brown with small head. Aroma hoppy, roasted, malt, caramel. Taste sweet, caramel, hoppy, alcohol, fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (2149) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - FEB 4, 2017
Dark mahogany color with light brown head. Aroma has intense dark fruits like dates and dried cherries. Taste starts also fruity with a hint of burnt sugar. Finishes really balanced. Medium body and carbonation. Overall its a nice scotch ale, true to style and really well made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3698) - CROATIA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle, 650 ml from Beergium. Shared with rest at the grand tasting 11/2016. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Average to heavy malty, roasty, caramel, some dark fruit, nutty. Moderate sweetness, medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown pour with tan head. Roasted, earthy, light fruity and herbal aromas. Flavors are earthy, fruity, herbal tones.


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