Big Sound Scotch Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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4.38/5 rDev +7.1%
Poured into my CC snifter. Color is a deep brown awesome lighter brown colored lacing that clings to the edges and won't let go. A little murky and somewhat a rubyish tint to it.
Nose is mostly of toasted malts, a slight berry,frutitness and maybe a touch of smoke.
Very tasty little number. Toffee up front and center with a nice touch of mocha in the mix. Slightest bit again of smoked cedar. Finishes very clean with a slight hop linger.
Full bodied, silky smooth feel,great carbonation. Neither to watery or to thick. Perfect balance.
Awesome offering from CC.
10-10-2011 21:00:37 | More by TheFightfan1
4.13/5 rDev +1%
Pours a dark red-brown with a dense two finger tan head, settles to a half inch leaving sticky thick clumps of lace. Smell: lots of caramel, dark bread, some cherry, a little peat, faint green grassy/leafy hops. Taste: mildly roasty and a little smoky, lots of sweet caramel, a little chocolate, some earthy bitterness in the background. Medium-full bodied and creamy, with a sticky finish. The least interesting beer I've tried from CCB, but still quite enjoyable.
04-25-2010 02:36:58 | More by babaracas
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
4/5 rDev -2.2%
A-dark chocolate brown with a light tan head that fades
S-smells like a chocolate candle with some bitterness to it. has a decent strength
T-comes in with a good decent taste of milk chocolate and some very slight bitterness. it ends with a good amount of toffee but its not too sweet at first. the milk chocolate and toffee make up a good after-taste.
M-good creamy carbonation with a semi dry finish
O-it gets sweeter as you drink it. its a good example of the style, but I think the 750 mL is best shared. i wouldn't want this all to myself. its a good taste, but not something i want a lot of. not something i'll be searching for again.
06-12-2011 04:49:14 | More by AdamBear
3.75/5 rDev -8.3%
poured aggressively from the bottle a thick, dark reddish brown to a dogfish head signature glass with a frothy, finger and a half mocha colored head that leaves a nice bit of lace as it slowly recedes.
aroma of malt, and dark fruits, fig, plums, and raisins, followed by an almost cloying sweet caramel sugar and vanilla extract.
a very sweet tasting beer, again, dark fruits are forward, figs and plums in particular followed by vanilla. very malty, and if there's a hops presence, i cannot place it.
medium carbonation, smooth and sweet to the tongue.
drinkable enough, i'll be emptying the 750ml bottle tonight.
07-29-2010 00:44:03 | More by robwestcott
3.9/5 rDev -4.6%
Bottled shared by BigErn.
Pours a dark ruby brown in color. Only a minimal head forms on the pour, and quickly recedes to a ring of froth. Smell is huge malts. There's a nice roasty note with a strong peaty finish.
Flavor is huge, robust malts. A very strong peat flavor in the finish. Very enjoyable. Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation. Very smooth and easy drinking. Solid beer. My first offering from Cigar City and it's a solid start, can't wait to try some of their other stuff.
06-12-2009 23:25:08 | More by FtownThrowDown
3.33/5 rDev -18.6%
Thanks to Bilco for sharing the bottle.
Appearance: Pours with almost no head. Vestiges of a light tan head cling to the edges of the beer...barely. Amber bordering on dark copper. Very clear.
Smell: Caramel malts and biscuit. Underlying overcooked malt note adds a nice bit of depth to an otherwise basic malt profile. Dusting of citrus, but that's stretching it. Loads of sweetness from the malts. Bread crust and some darker sugars. Some raisin/dark fruit notes buried in there as well. Dough and crust.
Taste: Almost a spot-on-replica of the nose. Big chewy malts. Caramel and hints of molasses over a solid bready, almost doughy, malt presence. Tiniest hint of hops on the back, but it's quickly covered over by the sweetness from the malts. Dark fruit rounds the whole thing out. Raisins.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, and almost full. Carbonation is minimal, but it works with the style and the profile.
Overall: A solid take on the style. I'm glad I ended up sharing this bottle with a couple friends as it would be a task to drink a whole bottle alone. Nice flavor, but it's not gripping.
04-09-2012 20:07:38 | More by Goblinmunkey7
Big Sound Scotch Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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