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

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by cjgator3 on 06-16-2009

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of silverking
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of sicilian
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BeerMeBrah
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Amachie
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Lorianneb
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of GatorLCA
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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Photo of jdprmd
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Chingringo
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of NYR_Rob
5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

One I cracked at the CCB bottle share, thanks to mposha (Reddit) for sharing.

Decent creamy fizzy head, dark molasses brown color.

Nose sweet malts, some bourbon and vanilla barrel notes, cognac fruit and sweet malt, toffee, candy dark fruit, toffee, etc.

Taste sweet candy malts, toffee, caramel, juicy barrel and bourbon juice, toffee, caramel, dark candied fruits and a little nutty.

Mouth fuller bod, decent but lighter carb, some warming booze.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of rudzud
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear dark brown hue with a thin mocha halo.

S - Aromas of bourbon, malts, caramel.

T - Taste is sweet, raisin bourbon, malts, delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is creamy, lightly carbonated.

O - Overall this beer was tasty, super smooth.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Docrock
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of CarolinaKevin
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
4.33 out of 5 based on 653 ratings.
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