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98
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Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 552   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Bottle, dark brown pour. Aroma was brown sugar, sweet fruits. Taste toffee, malty, and very sweet. Great scotch ale!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1165) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Pours a deeply-imbedded mahogany into thistle. In retrospect, this was an astonishingly almost-too-sweet Scotch ale, and I simply adore Scotch ales. Smells of pumpkin spice, toasted breadcrumbs, wintergreen gum, generic Old ale and cashews. Tastes mostly of caramel and caramelized sugar, hops, toast, and bar nuts. Enjoyable, but like I said: much too sweet. Perhaps the barrel-aged version has slimmed down on this problem?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (1161) - - OCT 18, 2012
Dark brown, very light tan head. Nose is berries, booze, fruit cake. Taste is berries, red fruit, fruit cake, booze. Bitter chalky finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle from trade quite a while ago. Aroma and flavors of big malt, molasses, some caramel, pumpkin-type bread, etc. Hardly a bit of hops detected, this is a superb malt bomb. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Well done. Nicely made scotch from CCB. Heavy malt aroma with plenty of caramel. Flavor is loads of roasted and caramel malt, chewy for sure. Mild bite from the alcohol but not crazy. Actually, its pretty damn drinkable

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Trade from tarheels86. Thanks, man. What a a great Scotch Ale. Pours dark brown with an, one finger head. Caramel and cherry nose. Tastes of chocolate covered cherries, caramel, molasses, plum, brown sugar and a touch of honey. Very complex.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
On tap at Capones for the Cigar City Philly Beer Week Event with Leafs93 and OMeara. Pours a black color with an off white foam head. Has an aroma of caramel, roast, and toffee. Light and sweet taste. Cherry is very very faint.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2009
bottle thanks to daknole. Shared at July BA tasting. Pours a dark brown with tan bubbles along edge of glass. Nose is of coffee, malt and peat. Taste is of coffee, malt and smoke. Mouthfeel is creamy with alcohol noticeable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerFanDan17 (1092) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Incredible really. A dark brown ale with a creamy head that comes alive. Flavors are everywhere--malted milk, toffee, sweet cream, and a bit of warmness from the alcohol, and a hint of hazelnut coffee. Bomber from IBG.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2011
750 ml. Poured a dark brown with a tan head. Very sweet and malty. Very drinkable for a scoth ale. Cigar City did a nice job with one. I usually dont care for the style but I did for this beer.


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