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RATINGS: 551   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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3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Small scotch aroma and thin brown black pour with a satisfying taste and slightly warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14477) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 19, 2016
660ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut!
Nice sweet belgian strong ale aroma, tons of esters here. Taste very similar, but a bit of maple syruppy sweetness. Dryness in finish, woody, and nutty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (3359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle (from beergium). Pours dark brown. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruits, raisins. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, burnt sugar, fruits, raisins, malt. Finish is malty. Covers alcohol well. Overall: very good..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (3005) - ESTONIA - NOV 19, 2016
1 pint bottle, shared by Mart, thanks! Brown beer, tan head. Nose is caramel and malt, raisins, bready notes. Flavor is sweet and malty, bread crust, caramel and more malt, dark fruit and raisins. Lovely malt character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (4120) - Alingss, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2016
sample from bottle, poured a murky brown colour with a tanned head. nose of caramel malts, big raisins, sticky toffee notes, earth, dried plums, light mocha coffee notes, dried red fruits, nose sweet malts finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RLiddell (115) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2016
On tap at CCB airport brew pub. Pours a translucent, light brown caramel color with little head. Nose is rich malt, caramel and toffee. Slight hints of dark fruit. Taste follows with a great mouth feel. Very good scotch ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1833) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 6, 2016
bottle. This years release. Brown into deep red with a small head with full of lacing. Aroma is malts, caramel, slight toffee, slight raisins, slight dark fruits. Full bodied on the tongue, very rich with a somewhat sticky sweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TH28 (393) - - JUL 2, 2016
750ml bottle. 1/12/16 bottle date. Appearance: Deep brown with ruby red hints and relatively clear. Low lying khaki colored head dissipates quickly. Aroma: Rich caramel maltiness, with dark cherry and plum notes. Just a hint of roast and toasted bread. Taste: Rich, sweet maltiness heavy on caramel, toffee, and bread crusts. Finished with a clean, balanced hop bitterness and a touch of dark cherry. Mouthfeel: Heavy bodied, with a low carbonation and a moderate alcohol warming. Finish: Leaves a rich lingering maltiness on the tongue, with some toasted bread and toffee Overall: Top notch scotch ale. Strong aroma with lots of malt complexity with a range of caramel, toffee, toasted bread, and dark fruit flavors. Relatively easy drinking considering the ABV. Six months of age and this still has very strong flavors without being harsh and abrasive. Interested to see how this changes with some age.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (2135) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3481) - Gteborg, 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (4379) - 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. Ive had this a lot and forgot how good this really is.


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