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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 Scotland’s finest Golden Promise as well as our Wisconsin base malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle thanks to mar. Pours with a very small tan head, low carbonation over a copper hued body. Aromas are sweet, vanillia, molasses, brown sugar, clean, malty. Flavors are of cereal grainy, malty, caramel, light melanoidin, low smoke. Clean yeast wise. Low carbonation. Fuller body with a bit of a sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4997) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 29, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated transparent dark golden brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was musty. The mildly vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish caramel hop aftertaste. The creamy flavor contained notes of Vienna malt mild nut root beer chocolate caramel and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3689) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2012
bottle - Pours lightly hazy amber with a one finger light tan head. It smells of caramel and toffee malt. There’s a rich, sweet flavor of caramel malt with gentle roast character and a medium body. Enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1121) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2012
Pours caramel-amber, orange on the edges, with a thin beige head. Nose is caramel-apple and smoky peaty malt. Taste is a full round sweet with a fair balancing bitter. Palate is heavier, very low carb, and a long smoky finish. Decent strength to my surprise, nice and mellow, smooth. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5134) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2012
Thanks phishpond. A deep copper colored brew with a a wispy thin yellowish khaki head. A nose of hay and toffee. There is also some dusty old library book. This is a sticky thick bodied brew with lots of sweetness. There is also some toffee and a hint of pears. There was also a note of nutmeg. This is a smooth drinker even with the big body. A nicely made beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bottle. Smoky peat, and earthy roasted barley malt aroma. Hazy deep amber with an off-white ring. Sweet roasted malt, earthy/smoky peat, and light fruit flavor. Medium body. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3155) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2012
12 ounce bottle
This is an excellent scotch ale; I am not sure why it has taken so long for me to rate except that I keep missing it being in season. If you are a fan of Wisconsin’s craft breweries or good beer in general do yourself a service - get a four/six pack of Tyranena today.

Aroma / Appearance - Bronze with a carbonated base the dense head makes it look like this was shipped with a piece of packing foam to keep it from harm. Toasted bread crumbs, caramel, and traces of sourdough warm the senses. The dusty feel contains mostly malts although hops are evident as well.

Flavor / Palate - Caramel, apple cider, crumbs of Twix frozen overnight, and a sweet finish tickle the palate. The finish sticks around for a while to convince further sips. Eventually it fades a few minutes after the final sip. This is a fine beer that is so well balanced two or three might sneak up on you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep amber to medium caramel. Slight white head. Aroma is interesting nutty overly ripe citrus with vanilla toffe. Taste is a sweet nuttiness and toffe to green coffee notes. Very good with a smooth finish. A very nice Scotch Ale!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (509) - - MAR 11, 2012
Cloudy Dark Brown color. Taste and smell are pretty much the same with Vanilla, Caramel, Maple Syrup, sweet malts and slight floral hops. Good flavor and easy to drink. Try it out!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patrickctenchi (4394) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Dark amber, caramel/smoke.....slightly flat, but very smooth...enjoyed this one quite a bit, actually. I’d have another.

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