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Big Sound Scotch Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Big Sound Scotch AleBig Sound Scotch Ale
BA SCORE
4.09/5
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720 Ratings
Big Sound Scotch AleBig Sound Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Big Sound Scotch Ale is dedicated to our good buddy Gino, the most Punk Rock Bagpiper you will ever meet, and the rest of the men and women of the Tampa Bay Pipes and Drums. Brown in color, Big Sound has huge notes of dark sweet toffee with underlying mild notes of coffee in the aroma. The flavor starts with a slight note of cherry and then opens into a goliath of malt character with notes of dark sweet toffee, coffee and mild notes of toasted bread in the finish. Big Sound Scotch Ale pairs well with Haggis, Highland Games, Huge Heads, Enormous pillows and of course Bagpipe Music.

40 IBU

Added by cjgator3 on 12-05-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,342
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
720
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
190
Gots:
191
Trade:
18
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 720 |  Reviews: 202
Photo of wethorseblanket
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KillerJigger
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It was an interesting beer. I would love to try it again.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barfootbandit
4.93/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured this beer from a bomber. This beer was phenomenal and probably one of the best scotch ales I have ever had. Very dark color with aromas of peated scotch-y malts. Scotch-y flavors are present with hints of caramel, toffee, and roasted malt. Scotch-y peated flavors are similar to flavors from Islay whiskey casks. An 8.5% ABV helps the overall taste as well and makes this a hearty beer. Absolutely loved this beer and highly recommend it.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NT99
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer4B
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greenspointexas
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of siege06nd
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cheesy26
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jdub2839
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bruce0920
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 442Much
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grover37
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of SP1_FLA
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mjkm
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of KensWorld
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of markcp
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of rlee1390
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

A-Black in the glass, clear brown when pouring not much carbonation, one finger head that does last.

S-Earthy, peaty, toffee, caramel, with chocolate and roasted malt.

T-Great balance. Earthy with nice peaty and grassy/dirt flavors to start. The finish is rich chocolate/toffee/caramel.

M-Medium bodied, velvety, not much carbonation.

O-A style that more people need to make. One of the better ones.

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Photo of gcare02
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of trippnwo
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of arlingtonjoe
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Big Sound Scotch Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 720 ratings
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