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Big Sound Scotch Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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578 Ratings
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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 178
Gots: 144 | 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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4/5  rDev -2%

SocalKicks, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

MenardMa, Apr 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

pjkelley82, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

mogburn1317, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

akang, Mar 28, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
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

MacQ32, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Jordy777, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

basili1250, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

masterofsparks, Mar 06, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a big khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has rich toffee and dark fruit notes. Some chocolate notes are there as well. The taste is more of that dark fruit and chocolate sweetness. Some sherry notes, perhaps. Big, chewy mouthfeel and body. Lower end of carbonation.

jbaker67, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

derkfromwi, Feb 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Joecaddie, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

GetTheYayo, Feb 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

npala86, Feb 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

RyanCave, Feb 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Kegatron, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of IPAdams
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head that recedes quickly and leaves no lacing.

Smell- First smell is raisins along with some background notes of toffee and burnt caramel. The raisin/prune smell is very dominant.

Taste- Similar to the smell I get a strong prune taste. I get some dark chocolate and a little burnt caramel on the back end. Almost no bitterness, fairly sweet and tart.

Mouthfeel- Body is medium, good carbonation for the style. Leaves a slick feeling after swallowing.

Overall- Not a bad beer, but the strong prune taste and smell made me not enjoy it as much. A very different take on a scotch ale.

IPAdams, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

johnyb, Feb 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

nmann08, Jan 19, 2014
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ChrisCBeets, Jan 05, 2014
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cwguy5, Jan 03, 2014
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-NESTO-, Jan 02, 2014
Big Sound Scotch Ale from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.