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Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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426 Ratings
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 330
Gots: 141 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 06-16-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Out of a bomber into my tulip.
A – Deep and dark. Tiny bit of light chocolate head that dissipated quickly. Leaves almost no lacing.
S – Bourbon and lots of it. Sweet molasses and syrup.
T – Nice strong bourbon flavor floods this one. Not nearly as sweet as the nose. Traces of molasses, toffee, brown sugar and vanilla. As it warms up you get a nice caramel flavor as well. Great mix of the sweet flavors and bourbon make you feel the ABV but no real burn.
M – Lightly carbonated with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
O – Yep it’s a hit in my book. Love the bourbon flavor and the mix of sweet. Do yourself a favor and let this one warm up. It’s worth the wait.

GallowsThief, Sunday at 03:24 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

bottle from a trade - you can tell from the first hit of the nose, immediately after taking the cap off, that it's outstanding. Thick toffee and dark fruit and caramel, and bourbon, vanilla, chocolate from the barrel. Strongly sweet on the back end. One of the better barrel aged beers out there. Another Cigar City success.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

A: murky brown body with a slim filmy cap that slipped quickly into a thin collar

S: boozy dark fruits and figs and dates; toffee sweetness; vanilla and wood bourbon notes

T: dates soaked in bourbon whiskey; rich dark fruits richly fermenting; lush and plush and earthy and rustic; vanilla and liquor, brown sugar caramel and toffee; evades being too sweet

M: solid medium weight, subtle carbonation, smooth but with some tingle of spice; drying vapors in the roof of the mouth

O: this was a no-brainer - the Scotch ale's sugar character and fruit impressions are a natural setting for bourbon barrel aging - the vanilla and booze of the bourbon, plus the drying of the barrel vapors creates a decadent fruity array of aroma, flavor and feel.

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Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.