Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by hopsbreath:
4.83/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Update: Got another bottle of this thanks again to urwithdave! Drank over the weekend and it's still fantastic. Not sure it's actually better then last time, but I feel like I need to make a statement with my score now that my admiration is affirmed. That's why it's getting a couple extra tents of a point over my original score. Just an excellent beer overall and highly recommended.
Original review from New Years 2012: 4.6/5.0
Thanks go out to urwithdave for sending a green waxed bottle of the recent release my way. Shared with some fellow beer drinkers on New Years Eve.
A: Murky prune with a butterscotch colored wispy head that quickly recedes to a tiny bubble glass ring. Obvious thick legs, just the way I like 'em. 4.5/5
S: Very boozy and heavy on the bourbon. I like a huge barrel forward beer and this is in that range. The base beer simply works as a great vehicle for the liquor. Sweet, peppery spice, and loaded with vanilla. Fantastic barrel character. 5/5
T: Sweet and ridiculously rich. A little butter and heavy on the booze. Loads of the vanilla from the nose, well integrated coconut, and solid wood. 4.5/5
M: Moderate body and low carbonation. Long lingering finish. 4.5/5
O: Great fucking beer. I want more. Thanks Dave! 4.5/5
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2012 04:49:30 | More by hopsbreath
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4.3/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle opened on 1.25.14
A - Pours a motor oil black with a foamy light brown head that just sits there.
S - Lots of chocolate up-front, then some bourbon, sweet.
T - Sweet bourbon, then caramel and vanilla follow.
D - Good carbonation with a heavy body.
O - Sweet, but nice flavors hit you in layers. Good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2014 05:39:29 | More by HuskyinPDX
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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