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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Deep walnut pour, very small fizzy head. Nose and flavor hold distinct caramel, molasses, bits of fig and date, candied almond, and hints of marzipan. Slightly light on the palate, but a good end of the night sipper. Solidly made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy amber pour with off white head. Smells malty. Tastes very malty with slight bitter finish. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Amber in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of peat, malt and toffee. Taste is of brown sugar, woody hops, peat and smoke.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2013
This a nice BIG Malt Bomb of a brew. If you love a double bock like Salvator, or a beer like Three Floyds Robert the Bruce, Scottish Ale, your gonna love this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ssmooney28 (3) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
I'm not one to make a professionally written review, so I'll keep this simple. I admit I bought this initially because of the name, but I've always been a Scotch Ale fan. This is one of the best, richest beers I've ever had. Great mouthfeel and a fantastic taste across the board. Rich, chocolately and a nice caramel finish, this beer is going to be a staple in my fridge for the foreseeable future. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Thanks to mar for sharing this bottle. Orange-brown with a white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and peat malt. Flavor is peat malt, toffee and caramel. Fairly sweet. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - APR 4, 2013
Pours a medium amber with some lacy white head. Aroma is malty with lots of caramel. Not too much roasted notes though. Taste is sweet with a crisp bitter finish. Overall very balanced and can’t really taste the alcohol. I really enjoyed this beer after a hard night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1866) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2013
A rich mahogany brown color with a small head. Nose is malty and sweet with hints of chocolate. Taste is full of malt and chocolate, with the alcohol well hidden. Carbonation is soft and texture is heavy. Finish is sweet and malty. Nice scotch ale. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1795) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2013
Pours a muddy brown with a small off white head and aroma of toasty malt and caramel. Taste is of toasted malt, caramel, fruit notes, and chocolate with a dry, medium finish. Very drinkable for a scotch ale and nice flavors

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (5053) - 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.

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