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RATINGS: 557   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2444) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2012
750 ml bottle. This label reads 9% ABV. Pours dark dark brown with a collapsing beige head. Aroma is caramelly and Im not getting much of anything else. Taste is malty sweet and tastes more like a brown ale than the peaty, smoky Scotch ale I was looking forward to (I know there are those who would argue that the peatiness in "Scotch" ales is a total American invention, but I really dont give a fuck! Thats what I like.) Not that this is bad, but its not what I was expecting. Has a licorice-tinged finish and a velvety mouthfeel. Not too different than the Bolita I rated before this, actually, but it seems less impressive...probably the lack of peat that I was expecting.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (5573) - 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 (1971) - 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 (1925) - 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 (3399) - 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 (7257) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Korcz (2409) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. CBC #86. Zaskakująco płaskie i nijakie, spore rozczarowanie.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15298) - 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 (3785) - 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 (3256) - 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 (4247) - Alingss, SWEDEN, 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.


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