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RATINGS: 565   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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3.4
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Bottle, thanks to alexdad06 at Natifest. I forgot to rank this one, but stumbled accross my notes this morning. Pours a dark amber-copper color with a thin head. Aroma is strong with carmalized malts. Notes of chocolate, roasted malts, a bit of wood, and the smallest amount of coffee come out. On the palate, it is thick and dry. The flavor brings out a bit of a nutty taste and brings the roasted malts to the front. Pretty good beer overall, but nothing too special.

4.4
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Pours a dark ruby brown with a tan head. Aroma is awesome! Notes of toffee, caramel, and a touch of smokey malt and slight coffee. Taste is just as good as you’re hoping for! Sweet malt, toffee, brown sugar, and wonderful roasty undertones. So smooth and drinkable. Delicious!

3.4
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Shared by Shyam - thank you sir. A perfectly average Scotch ale. Nose is slight peat, very thickly caramel malt, Flavor is the same - brown apple, brown sugar, less malt. I just described a competent, standard Scotch ale. That’s what this is.

4.3
gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Pours a murky brown/black. Thin tan head. Nose is initially boozey then roasty as hell. sweet caramel nose. Flavor is a wonderful alcoholic malt bomb. Roasty, dark fruits, some charred flavor. Mouthfeel is very full, slightly oily. Very very smooth. Drink this one on the warmer side to let the alcohol come out. Beautiful. Incredible scotch ale.

3.9
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Tap at Capone’s. Muddy, dark brown with a thin head. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee and dark fruit. Nice fruity finish of black cherry and fig. No smokiness but a great brew.

3.9
MmmcKay (1053) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours dark brown with a decent enough head. Smells of scotch, bourbon, whiskey, roasted grains, rye bread, dark toffee and candy. Molasses and syrup. Tastes sweet but not cloyingly so. Nice mellow candy. Smores. Definitely some roasted marshmellow. Pretty nice considering the sweetness level.

4
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Wayne. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with amber highlights with a one finger light tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, with toasted and light roasted malts in the background. Taste is lots of malt with a drying roasty toasty finish. Medium mouthfeel with a mild a mount of bitterness and medium soft carbonation. A damn fine beer.

3.8
mice (1045) - 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.

3.6
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottleshare thankd to DrewFace. Pours dark brown, tan head. Aroma of peaty stuff, sounds right. Taste is malty, smokey, peat, decent.

4
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2010
750ml bottle as a sweet bonus from alexsdad06. thanks, brad! pours a dark brown with a smooth, dark khaki head and sticky lacing. aroma is great with smooth, buttery toffee, toasted dark malts, and light wood with fruity notes of black cherry, fig, and raisin and a touch of sweet vanilla. flavor is wonderful as well with lightly tart fruit notes of cherry, plum, and red grape up front that are quickly smoothed out by sweet toffee, roasted malts, toasted pumpernickel, and mild peat leading into a burnt coffee on the swallow. palate is on the fuller side of medium bodied with light carbonation and long, roasty finish. overall, a wonderful scotch ale. i’d expect nothing less from CCB and i’m not even a homer.


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