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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 Scotland’s finest Golden Promise as well as our Wisconsin base malt.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (720) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
12oz bottle. Really not that bad. I had the BA version a while back and it was really below par which leads me to believe there was something wrong with that bottle. Nose and taste are similar with peet malt, smoke and very little hoppiness. Where it falls short is not having enough of those things. In other words it is pretty thin. Not up to snuff with Old Chub or Alesmith Wee Heavy but still decent.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
pours brown with amber highlights, small off white head, a touch of lace. very airy nose, perhaps a trasce of malt. falvor is smokey, peaty malty, perhjaps a hint of fruitiness. medium bodied, light bitter finish. roasty enough but not hoppy enough for my palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
12 oz. bottle shared by either BBB63 or stevemastny at the Pre-DLD event at Flossmoor Station. Thanks guys! Pours a deep amber color with some reddish tints and a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, faint smoky and peaty notes, dates, plums, and mild spices. Flavor of sweet and roasty malts, a little more smoke and peat, and the same dark fruits as in the nose. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a whole lot of maltiness to the mouthfeel. Interesting Scotch ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6016) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle and served in Bells Tulip: Pours a nice mahogany hue with a small but lasting frothy off-white head, spotty lace. The aroma has notes of toffee, slightly iodine peat and smoke, roast, and noticeable Golden Promise malts along with a tab of fruity plummy esters and some Fuggles like hop notes. The taste is rather malty with a kick of smoke, hint of medicinal notes and fruity undertones. A very light handed hop bitterness toward the finish. Not has forceful as most American Wee Heavy versions but still a solid quaffable brew. The mouth feel is smooth and slightly warming, a touch metallic and herbal as well. Solid and good nose but nothing great, lacks some depth of palate.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9101) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle... Space Coast Craft Beer Festival 2011This beer rocks!… Sparkling clear, deep, dirty-orange ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The bouquet is an opulent melange of caramel and chocolate - nothing overly complex; just intoxicatingly lavish and chocolaty. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and unassuming carbonation. The fantastic malt bill is the highlight for me and is balanced rather nicely by a well-thought-out, flavorful hop bill and schedule. Finishes well-balanced and a touch minerally. Kudos to StFun for providing this bottle of world class beer! I am rarely disappointed by this brewery.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (5812) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Thanks to John for this!! .. Pours a deep tawny tan, really fine head, great lacing .. . syrup, molasses, and pancakes dominate .. . easy to put down, no indication of the abv .. . very enjoyable, but quite sweet .. .

..somethings going on here..

-i don’t know what you’re talking about sometimes a sheep just needs to be pushed through the fence...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Pours clear red, with off white head. Aroma has notes of sweet toffee, caramel, with a a hint of earth and smoke. Taste is similar, sweet caramel and toffee, some earth, peat, touch of smoke, sweet finish. Not bad, a bit sweet and lacking a bit in complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FirkinA (6) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2011 does not count
Unlike it’s degenerate human counterpart, this beer is not to be avoided. Pouring a little cloudy this beer has a beautiful amber, hazelnut color and an off-white, mild head. The aroma is molasses, caramel, coffee and earth... yep a little funky moss in there. The flavor starts off with strong malt and toast but quickly switches over to a lingering, almost campari bitterness. Overall, this beer is one I wouldn’t regret waking up next to... in a barn... covered in hay.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (1888) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Tasted on 2/6/11 from a 12oz bottle at Lush West Town. Pours clear orange-amber with an average white head that recedes to a thin collar of lace. The nose is some hay malt, light smoke, rye bread, and just a hint of banana. The flavor is similar with some light bitterness up front, light smokiness, rye bread, and some grass and hay. The body is medium, but quite weighty on the back of my tongue, average carbonation and a long, heavy finish that has some light smoke and rye bread.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1342) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2011
I really enjoyed this beer. Amber-brown pour, tan head. Malty thick aroma with a very balancing flavor. Malty yet not too sweet. Pretty smooth and mellow.


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