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Big Sound Scotch Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

545 Ratings
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 177
Gots: 131 | FT: 12
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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

DustinSWB, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the Cigar City Brewing tasting room in Tampa. Served in a pint glass, the beer is an opaque, black sludge looking brew with a ruby-red highlight showing around the edges, and a slight film of head. Sweet malt and boozey aromas. The body is round and smooth...holy shit! The flavor is the boozey characters of a smooth, smokey scotch, and the sweetness of melted brown sugar. Great bodied. The booze and sweet consumes the aftertaste. Great sipper. Light, lingering finish.

GarthDanielson, Jun 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Hanzo, Dec 03, 2012
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TR0219, Oct 22, 2013
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SocalKicks, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

sideshowe, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

DrChadly, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Shaggy9356, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

doucmehu, Jan 15, 2012
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Coduhhh, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

kell50, Dec 08, 2013
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Bonis, Dec 02, 2012
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RTrain12, Nov 23, 2012
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bbadger, Feb 24, 2013
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chippo33, Jan 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Good scotch ale appearance. It had cloudy/murky dark brown tones with a small, off-white head of thick foam. Nice retention and some lacing.

S - It smelled of peat and moss with a smoky aroma, too.

T - Good flavor blend of smoke, earthy hops and sweet caramel malt.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied beer that was somewhat chewy.

D - This is a very nice scotch ale/wee heavy. Glad I got to try this one.

zeff80, Jul 30, 2010
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huntermop, May 28, 2014
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RedneckBeerz, Sep 18, 2013
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bob727, Nov 21, 2011
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orangesol, Nov 15, 2011
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mrebeka, May 06, 2012
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Ravenacht, Nov 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

BeRanger, Jun 16, 2013
Big Sound Scotch Ale from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.