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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Appearance was cloudy brown with just a thin head. Aroma was mellow bready/toast and caramel sweetness with a hint of smoke. Taste with very smooth with a nice nuttiness at first finishing with a nice sweet caramel. Mouthfeel is what made this beer as it was a nice medium and smooth body with just a hint of carbonation to tease the tongue. Let this warm up to 55 degrees.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demmbonz (529) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
12oz bottle. White head. Clear. Sweet and malty. Aroma is malt and grain. Prickly carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2208) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle. Clear, deep amber body. Fizzy, off-white head rapidly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, toffee and a hint of raw grain. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Lots of malt flavor. The sweet caramel is balanced by peaty, toasted grain in the flavor. Some hints of herbal hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2729) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2012
On tap - Pours deep brown with a thin tan head. Nose is huge waves of malt, light smokiness, and some sweet toffee notes. Taste is the same, with a nice bready maltiness, peaty smokiness, and a touch of heat. Really bold. Pretty thick and well carbonated.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scipio (701) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours an amber with a thinner light beige head. Aroma contains caramel, roasted malts, and brown sugar. It isnít bad, but it is very faint. The taste picks up from here. Much more caramel appears, along with nuts, molasses, a bit of apple, and some slight smokiness. Medium bodied with a actually a more thick texture, along with some softer carbonation. Aftertaste is nuttier more than anything. Outside of the subtle aroma, everything seems to be done pretty well here. I just think that this one isnít for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Great aromas of bread and caramel sweetness. Taste is similar as the scent, sweetness is hidden well with a bit of spice, great mouth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Poured into a tulip. Wonderful dark amber with very little head. Dissipates quickly to a ring around the glass. Nice malty smell. I get a little biscuit too. Taste is mostly malt with a little caramel and a clean finish. Well carbonated. Very easy to drink. It would be no problem to sit and work through a few of these.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4843) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
amber pour with a cream head. nose is peat, smoke, moss, caramel, and toffee. great on the palate, sticky caramel, peat, smoke, nice finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3670) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2012
12 ounce bottle pours an amber color, aromas of caramel, sweet malt, light peat, some light fruit and some floral esthers. Flavors follow suit, blended nicely. Solid beer would drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11065) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle from Liz. Pours dark amber with a slight beige head. Aromas of heavily roasted malt and some floral hop. Full bodied. Flavor is roasted malt, lightly smoky, almost peaty, with floral hop. Itís almost sweet, not too bitter. Somehow it all comes together in an amazing taste treat. Very, very, tasty.


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