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Big Sound Scotch Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Big Sound Scotch AleBig Sound Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
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526 Ratings
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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 173
Gots: 126 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Big Sound Scotch Ale is dedicated to our good buddy Gino, the most Punk Rock Bagpiper you will ever meet, and the rest of the men and women of the 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 malt character with notes of dark sweet toffee, coffee and mild notes of toasted bread in the finish. Big Sound Scotch Ale pairs well with Haggis, Highland Games, Huge Heads, Enormous pillows and of course Bagpipe Music.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-05-2008)
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Florida

5/5  rDev +22.2%

01-23-2012 02:46:43 | More by funnynoises
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

01-18-2012 23:53:17 | More by alpenglocken
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ricksrealm

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-18-2012 21:48:28 | More by ricksrealm
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Puterguru

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

01-18-2012 19:44:20 | More by Puterguru
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guillemiro

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-17-2012 01:54:08 | More by guillemiro
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-15-2012 03:29:56 | More by doucmehu
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

Bottle shared by durwoodx. Thanks Darrell.

The beer appears a hazy brown hue with a small beige head. The aroma offers some candied fruit, malt, alcohol. Nice flavor. Slightly sweet, well balanced, mildly tannic. Really delicious. The flavor improves on the aroma. Delicious tannic quality. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. A solid beer from a great brewery. Recommended.

01-15-2012 01:36:54 | More by Huhzubendah
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.13/5  rDev +1%

3 finger frothy head which rapidly dissipates with little lacing. Body is viscous appearing, black with only a little light passing through. Aroma is wide ranging with syrup, dark fruits, caramel and smokey notes intermixed. This one initially is very sweet and it hard to overcome. This one is very smooth. Sweet dark fruits, a little creamy with slight smokey hues and a maple like finish. Body is thick and light carbonation. Overall this one was way too sweet for my tastes to give this my top rating.

01-12-2012 23:50:13 | More by kylehay2004
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tugg407

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-06-2012 07:23:39 | More by tugg407
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-04-2012 23:40:29 | More by IdrinkGas
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JayS2629

Alabama

4.55/5  rDev +11.2%

Pours a dark brown with a two finger mocha head that fades fast but leaves great lacing.

The aroma is of molasis, oak, maple and cocoa with a hint of vanilla and hazelnuts. Sweet notes of toffee and a touch of smoke and booze.

The flavor is just as complex. Rich and malty backbone of brown sugar, vanilla, oak, smoke, maple, cocoa, and hazelnuts. Deep toffee dominates with earthy hops in the back. All of this is with a touch of bourbon completes things.

Rich and decandent. Very balanced and tasty.

01-02-2012 05:25:56 | More by JayS2629
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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Wisconsin

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-17-2011 04:11:12 | More by Pdiddey3d
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%

Pours a beautiful deep brownish red just a shade or two darker than root beer. A thick frothy tan head crowns the beer and quickly recedes leaving decent lacing. Smells of sweet dark fruits and sweet roasted malts comprise the aroma. First sip is all raisins like picking out all those plump fat sugar coated sweetened raisins from a box of Raisin Bran and chewing them all at once. Plenty of malt and toffee too. A welcomed splash of bitterness brings up the finish. Nicely carbonated makes for a very good mouthfeel. Very nice indeed.

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New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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California

5/5  rDev +22.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%

Very dark and viscous looking pour with a thin medium tan head. Looks the part of a porter. Very sweet and fruity aroma. A lot of dried dark fruit notes along with some berries, caramel, toffee, and even subtle hints of chocolate and leather. Flavor is very sweet, but not cloying. Underlying fruit notes are quickly displaced by roasty and coffee flavors. Rich caramel and toffee flavors interplay wonderfully. Definitely improves as it nears room temperature. Palate is thick and full, with a lingering sweetness on the finish. A little off-kilter (pun intended) for the style but extremely well-made and delicious. One of my new favorite scotch ales. Would love to try this in barrel-aged form.

12-14-2011 17:58:40 | More by Steeeve
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Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Big Sound Scotch Ale from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.