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

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Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedBig Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by cjgator3 on 06-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
656
Reviews:
96
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.08%
 
 
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368
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163
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I initially had this ranked up higher, but after having it next to Wulver I had to lower my score. Anyone who has had this needs to have Thirsty Dog's Wulver and you will be blown away. This is a very good beer, but side by side it just doesn't hang.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Very tasting, second best vintage of Big Sound I have had.

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4.65/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.92/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of GallowsThief
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Out of a bomber into my tulip.
A – Deep and dark. Tiny bit of light chocolate head that dissipated quickly. Leaves almost no lacing.
S – Bourbon and lots of it. Sweet molasses and syrup.
T – Nice strong bourbon flavor floods this one. Not nearly as sweet as the nose. Traces of molasses, toffee, brown sugar and vanilla. As it warms up you get a nice caramel flavor as well. Great mix of the sweet flavors and bourbon make you feel the ABV but no real burn.
M – Lightly carbonated with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
O – Yep it’s a hit in my book. Love the bourbon flavor and the mix of sweet. Do yourself a favor and let this one warm up. It’s worth the wait.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
4.33 out of 5 based on 656 ratings.
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