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

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Ratings: 542
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 350
Gots: 155 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: cjgator3 on 06-16-2009

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Bottle from Total Wine right near the brewery in Tampa. Pours dark brown color with a big khaki head on top. Big whiskey aromas, vanilla, caramel, molasses, oak. The bourbon is strong with this one. Big rich vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, molasses, bourbon is so smooth here. Lots of wood as well. Big and rich mouthfeel as usual from these guys, low plus carbonation, oh yeah. Another beautiful barrel aged beer from CCB. Yum.

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A- opaque black with a cola colored rim. Thin, creamy khaki head with good retention and beautiful lacing.

S- intense aromas of bourbon and oak intermingled with toffee and dried dates. Really intense. It has a slightly smoky edge to it.

T- just like the aroma, oak dominates. Lots of toffee and raisin, and dates as well. I get a nondescript nuttiness as well. A lot of alcohol is present, giving an intense warming effect.

M- thick, rich and creamy. Light carbonation. Warming.

O- a very solid release from Cigar City.

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Bottle shared by Bob at Curran's tasting.

Pours a clear dark brown, sort of the color of caramel, with a half inch head, and only the smallest amount of lacing.

Smells like caramel, bourbon, some toasted malt, and toffee.

Great taste here. Some peat smoke, brown sugar, toffee, bourbon, burnt sugar, and a slightly boozey twinge. Some vanilla and coconut flavors from the barreling, as well.

Medium bodied, slick and smooth mouthfeel, very drinkable, because of the low amount of present alcohol.

Another great one, this night killed me.

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Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.