RateBeer
overall
94
89
style
Serve in Thistle

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Scotlandís finest Golden Promise as well as our Wisconsin base malt.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3935) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Aroma is roasted malts, a hint of smoke and very strong brown bread. The flavor is brown bread, fruit, a hint of smoke and tangy/mildly sour finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1595) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2013
From the bottle, peaty malt aroma with some nice caramel malts in the flavor and a damn good taste. A big fan of this scotch ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4056) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Pours a thick and murky soft brown with a thin sandy yellow tan had. Bready/buiscuity malts in the nose, herbal and earthy malts. Earthy and vinous malt notes in the flavor. Raisiny bready. Coffee. Muddled and weird. Coffee-ish sweetness on the finish. Full bodied with a slight carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7804) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Light cherry, caramel malt, and alcohol aroma. Hazy orange-brown with small head. Sweet caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice body. Solid, tasty beer.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Coolhandbrew (13) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Love this beer. Very malty and enjoyable. Good color, aroma, and palate. I hope my scotch ale that Iím brewing turns out as good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JML044 (31) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Very Tasty nice hint of scotch. Great flavor nice aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
88DrawTap (13) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Phenols dominate the nose. Color is spot on for a Scotch Ale. A bit too chocolately for my tastes, but Iím not complaining. Good balance of malt sweetness that hits you for a second up front followed by the abundance of chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013
12 oz; bottle pours a clear red.amber with average white head and iittle lacing. Aroma has caramel, brown sugar, and perhaps some nuts in the finsih. Tastes dlightly sweet. Body is light to medijm. Very easy to drink. Good but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (999) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Clear red pour with a little lace. Aroma of caramel. Taste is slightly smokey with lots of sweet caramel. Mouth is heavy and thick.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
starewich (141) - - JAN 3, 2013
Earthy, spicy. Pretty standard. Watery but sticky. Itís tasty enough but doesnít swing for the fences.


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 2  3  4 5 6 » 14


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50