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Big Sound Scotch Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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557 Ratings
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Ratings: 557
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 178
Gots: 141 | FT: 13
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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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

ricksrealm, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

iemailjack, Jan 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

CrusinforaBrewsin, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the House of Brews. Served in a short pint.

Appearance - Deep brown. Small off white head and collar.

Smell - Toffee. A little fruity and buttery.

Taste - Sweet caramel. Dark fruits. Mild hop flavor in the middle. Nutty after that and a little boozy.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Kinda sweet. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Good without being special. I'm surprised I've never reviewed this.

Alieniloquium, Oct 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

DCgolfpro, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

hoppymcgee, Apr 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

IdrinkGas, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

oline73, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

DarthKostrizer, Nov 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Ethan-UF, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

nmann08, Jan 19, 2014
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craftbeerasian, May 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Tee2Grn, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

michaeljstraub, May 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

godmare, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

jme015, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

ColSanders123, Mar 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

DmanGTR, Feb 10, 2013
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yourefragile, Jan 27, 2013
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vonnegut21, Feb 20, 2013
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StayWhatYouAre2, Dec 20, 2011
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KAF, Jan 26, 2012
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mogburn1317, Mar 28, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one was bottled Aug 20, 2012.

Poured from the 750ml bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Pours chocolate brown, with no highlights. This one is as opaque as my leather couch. Topped with a very creamy, frothy, milkshake looking cappuccino colored head. Copious amounts of lacing. Wonderful looking for a scotch ale.

Aroma is a bit lacking. None of the smokiness, peatiness, caramel, deep roastiness associated with most of the style. There is some caramel as well as some dark fruitiness. Alcohol esters are definitely noticeable. Slight bit of chalkiness with this one also.

Decent flavors. Again, a bit muted. Not overly sweet, which I like. None of the smokiness or tobacco qualities I like. Super malty with more dark fruit flavors and a bit or raisins shining through. Full bodied and chewy; very sticky.

Overall, a decent beer. Certainly not tops for the style but above average. Price point is nice so I would probably get this one again.

SaCkErZ9, Dec 08, 2012
Big Sound Scotch Ale from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.