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

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Big Sound Scotch Ale - Rum Barrel AgedBig Sound Scotch Ale - Rum Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
78
okay

61 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 25.52%
Wants: 14
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KevSal on 10-13-2011)
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

black as night dark oil color with a huge tan head that caps the top very nicely. Lots of smooth, chocolaty lacing drips down the sides and coats the entire glass with a thick wall of chocolate colored lacing.

The aroma is warming, boozy and full of tartness? didnt see that coming. wood, tobacco, and leather all coming forward, but driven back by this tart flavor, the warmer it gets the more fruit comes forward and the chocolate and leather like flavors fade.Really not sure what this is, was, but very interesting.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 03:14:57 | More by mikesgroove
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thanmad

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-22-2011 07:58:17 | More by thanmad
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ktrillionaire

Florida

1.55/5  rDev -54%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I hate to say it, but this is a terrible drainpour of a beer. It pours a deep mahogany hue, and is capped with a fizy soda-like head. The nose smells like NYC garbage. Hot garbage. The taste is just way way off, like miles off, reminiscent of the horrendous original Bolita Brown infection of several years ago. There is no barrel character, no maltiness, nothing good; just rotten fruit and cardboard, if I am pressed to quantify it. This beer just totally lacks any redeeming qualities in this condition. Sorry to any y'all holding bottles of this, it seems they are most likely tainted.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 04:05:39 | More by ktrillionaire
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bob727

Florida

4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-21-2011 15:39:19 | More by bob727
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BucsNBucks

Florida

4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-20-2011 17:42:22 | More by BucsNBucks
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Scrumtralecent

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-20-2011 06:07:32 | More by Scrumtralecent
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -11%

11-20-2011 05:09:48 | More by starrdogg
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle by Starr, served in a glass.

Thin, dark but clear mahogany with a massive, fizzy khaki head that never fades and leaves no lacing. Aroma is tart, green apple and vanilla with mild rum and chocolate. Fizzy, medium thick body with a soft bitter finish. Sweet flavor throughout, light malt and more apple and fruit throughout. Not much barrel or base beer presence. Despite the initial realization this is turning south, it's not all the way there yet. Still lagging behind the regular and bourbon versions.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 02:06:07 | More by yourefragile
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robwestcott

Indiana

5/5  rDev +48.4%

11-18-2011 16:45:08 | More by robwestcott
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biniek13

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +48.4%

11-16-2011 21:07:02 | More by biniek13
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aasher

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This bottle was sent as an extra by preismj, thanks Matt! I shared it at the FFF 15th Anniversary party with a few BAs.

It poured a pretty full bodied mop water brown in color with a slight beige lacing around the glass. The nose was really surprising. You didn't get the boat load of crystal malts that you do from the regular version. The chocolate malt aromas are completely absent. Instead you get this somewhat strange, green apple like tartness. I just didn't expect that. It's not offputting, just different. It makes me wonder which type of rum they used. The flavor too features a prominent amount of green apple and an interesting tartness. It really tastes nothing like the regular. You just don't get the malty sweetness that the original features. As it warms you get some slight sherry notes as well. It drinks full in body and coats the palate. Overall this is just an odd beer. It didn't feature any rum characteristics that I'm used to so my impression of this beer is that it missed the mark. It just has much apple, and apple skins to it yet not in a Calvados kind of way.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 16:29:48 | More by aasher
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Big Sound Scotch Ale - Rum Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.