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

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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 347
Gots: 152 | FT: 14
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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4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tulip glass.

A: Pours black, tinted coffee brown around the edges. A half finger of medium brown, espresso-like head recedes within a few minutes to a thick ring. Very good retention and minimal lacing.

S: Loads of toffee and bourbon, a bit of oak and chocolate and vanilla, cinnamon.

T: Caramel, bourbon, coconut, light oak, moderate sweetness and a miles-long finish. A mouthwatering character. If anything, the sweetness is the limiting factor for this beer.

M: Medium-light body, a bit lighter than expected, with light carbonation.

O: A beer with loads of big flavors, the bourbon is in full force but still integrated with the base. Overall, this is a superb beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is cloudy brown with thin head. Smell is syrupy with notes of vanilla, maple, oak, and a touch of smokey malt. Taste is smooth and mellow with nice vanilla malts paired with sweet malts. A touch of smoke. Mouthfeel is heavy with light carbonation. Overall, nice integration of the barrel.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

75 cl poured into a tastingglass

Very dark brown oily pour with a small slick of tan foam.
Aroma is sweet bourbon with vanilla and underlying peat, toffee, and light roasted grains.
Taste is bourbon with vanilla up front followed by light peat, darker malt with caramel, and alcohol spice.
Smooth and clean mouthfeel. Bourbon character is very nice but still allows the base beer to come through.
Really an excellent beer. Very good.

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Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.