Big Sound Scotch Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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4.25/5 rDev +3.9%
750ml bottle split with my father. Poured into New Belgian snifter. Thanks to the generous BA who sent me this delicious extra.
A: Pours a very dark brown color with a thick, dense, light brown greasy head that receded into a thick film that lasted forever and laid down some good lacing. Great head retention.
S: Sweet, malty and woody smelling with notes of molasses, raisins, red grapes and a touch of alcohol.
T: Follows the nose with flavors of sweet malt, molasses, rum soaked raisins, and chocolate. Flavors and creamy and toasted tasting. The finish is full of vanilla, and the aftertaste has slight notes of tobacco and caramel.
M: Soft, bubbly carbonation with a creamy smooth body that is on the more medium side of full. Alcohol is hidden without a trace.
O: Sweet but not super caramelly or sugary. Went well with my pulled pork sandwich. Thanks again to BA who sent me this months ago.
06-15-2011 03:30:56 | More by scottfrie
4.25/5 rDev +3.9%
pours an almost pitch black caramel color. nice head. retention is long. lacing is quite quite nice.
nose is rich. a ton of things in here, but predominant caramel, malt, chocolate, burnt toast flavors.
first thing you notice is the sweetness. reminds me a lot of the ST creme brulee. much milder. i want to describe the flavor as oblong in shape. sweet, but the sweetness is incredible. complex. rich. flavorful. no bitterness on the finish. reminds me also of marshall zhukov. less RIS flavors.
mouthfeel is amazing. velvety. great carbonation.
it's a great beer but calling it a scotch ale is a little....
it's a super amplified scotch ale. clearly a great beer, but not my thing. it's like an american treated scotch ales like he would treat an ipa or an RIS. i prefer more toned down scotch ales. would really taste good with a fruit pie of some sort
11-21-2011 04:47:40 | More by indesertum
Big Sound Scotch Ale from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.