Big Sound Scotch Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by portia99:
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle received from BeerLovinGrl. As always, thanks Chrissy for setting me up with these great Cigar City brews! Poured into a Bruery tulip.
A - Pours a slightly murky dark brown. A thin, off white head that lingers for a while forms and then gives way to a nice collar and a mono-layer of bubbles on the surface.
S - Fruity, malty sweet, alcohol, toasted almonds, the slightest touch of smokiness.
T - Slightly smoky, coffee, toasted almonds, caramel. Not really bitter, or hoppy in flavor - no hop flavor - no citrus, fruitiness, earthiness. Not really bitter either...just enough hops to offset the malt character and sweetness.
M - Thin to medium body. Light to medium carbonation. Pretty creamy in feel. Malty sweetness pervades the mouth. Very good scotch ale.
D - Drinkability is on the lower side. Very smooth, but 8.5% is going to catch up with me. Sweet and malty, very good scotch ale. Typically prefer my beers hoppier, but for a Scotch ale, this is pretty nice.
Serving type: bottle
11-01-2009 02:20:51 | More by portia99
More User Reviews:
3.8/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A - pours a super deep dark brown with a finger of dark tan head, very dense, strong retention, solid lacing.
S - candied sugar and dark fruits, fig/dates. Not very sweet. Molasses and minimally sweet maple syrup.
T - super light. Dark fruits again, figs mostly light sugars at the finish aftertaste can be quite boozy as it warms. Cool its fairly light and refreshing.
M - much too light for me. Relatively drinkable for sure, medium/low carb quite smooth. Mouth feel is really awesome but at the same time not what I want from this beer at all.
O - mixed feelings on this one, I like it. But not for a scotch ale
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2014 23:33:07 | More by MacQ32
Big Sound Scotch Ale from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.