Serve in Thistle


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Share this beer with friends!
We brewed our 2009 version of our Scotch Ale and will be tapping on ObamaNight (Jan 20, 08) as InaugurAle. We have slightly altered the recipe from last year, marginally increasing the amount of peated malt and using the traditional ingredient of roasted barley (just a wee bit)... we removed a dark caramel malt and replaced with a special malt that should also contribute well to the overall character. As always, we use plenty of Scotland’s finest Golden Promise as well as our Wisconsin base malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a glowing Amber brown with a small White froth. Aroma is very earthy malty sweet caramel some peat and spicy notes. Very soft sweet and a touch boozy. Flavor starts with a soft sweet candy note, some caramel and toffee. Picks up some peat and wood character before a soft bitter and slightly dry finish. Medium body and a moderate crisp carbonation. A decent Scottish ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nwiseman (193) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Gift from bro. Pours a robust reddish brown with practically no head. Nose isn’t very intense, but is sweet and smoky with some sour maltiness. Slightly sour at first which fades into sweet scotch and finishes with warm malt. Palate is medium to full bodied (and surprisingly so) but could be a little smoother. Not the best scotch ale I’ve had, but still quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Taster @ Brixie’s. Pours slightly hazy brown. Not a ton of aroma, caramel, slight hops. Sweet and the alcohol and flavor is actually a touch harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Notes from 11/27/2010 12 oz. bottle from Woodman’s Madison Ar: Toasted hazelnut, smoke. A touch of pine resin. Ap: Cloudy orange-brown, 1" pillowy head. Leaves nice 1/4" fluff. Great lace. T: Not as much malt sweetness as a typical scotch ale, nice hop bittering on the finish. P: Medium-thick, sticky body, high carbonation. O: A bit different from the other scotch ales I’ve had, but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2609) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
On tap at Tyranena, pours a dark clear amber with a nice head and lacing, aroma is of malt and a hint of schoth, the taste is of sweet malt with scotch and a hint of chocolate, very balanaced and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Nice stuff. Caramely and a tiny bit peaty. Pretty drinkable for the strength. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2010
I poured a 12 oz bottle into a fluted glass at Goose the Market in Indy. Deep brown at the edges faded to grapefruit at the center, and the thin tan head quickly faded though never quit disappeared. A bit of lacing lingered as I drank this down, pausing frequently to savor its long, pleasing finish of peat, whisky, and alcohol burn. Lighter in body and flavor than many in this style, this was one of my favorite Scotch ales, although that might reflect my indifference to the style as much as this beer’s excellence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2010
12oz btl. Pours a deep copper with a thin white head. Nice malty aroma of caramel and almost a hint of coffee. Some dark fruit notes as well. Nice smooth caramel and toffee maltiness with some raisin and the slightest hint of alcohol. Very drinkable and warming ale for a cold winter evening.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenter2000 (48) - , Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2010
sharp but smooth. A bit blan but a nice dry malty beverage. Something good in the evenings. Not a night ender, but no more than two beers at a time. It is a beutiful golden brown that looks best in a small glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2010
bottle from bocky drank on 2/9/10. auburn colored pour with an off white head. a small amount of lacy foam is left behind on the glass. it smells quite woody and damp... also, burned sugary caramel, earthy richness, toasted nuttiness, spicy prickly hops and an umami note. the palate is dry throughout which is a plus. the flavor is the same as the aroma mixed with a slight spicy finish and nice woody caramel aftertaste. actually, awesome aftertaste. it is a safe scotch. not bad just not tops. it is not as rich or sweet as it’s counterparts but with it’s easy drinkability and prickly carbonation it is very easy to put away. in fact, i would drink a lot of this if i could buy it. 7/3/7/4/14/3.5

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 7 8 9  10  11 12 13

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50