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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1664) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4486) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (9625) - 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.

   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 I’m brewing turns out as good.

   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

   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 I’m not complaining. Good balance of malt sweetness that hits you for a second up front followed by the abundance of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (1155) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1224) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
starewich (169) - - JAN 3, 2013
Earthy, spicy. Pretty standard. Watery but sticky. It’s tasty enough but doesn’t swing for the fences.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (2157) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
On tap at FFF. brownish copper color. roasted barley and some pete. lighter than other scotch ales despite the higher ABV. some sweet malts. Compared to Robert the Bruce or Dirty bastard. this just doesnt cut it

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