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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (520) - - 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 (5445) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle. Murky orange amber pour with minimal head. Nose of bready caramel, mild coffee, and peat. Medium palate. Taste is sweet caramel and mild peat. Really good scotch ale, easy drinker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arkurzynski (2010) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Deep red/amber in color. Aroma of green coffee, roast malt, toasted malt, some mild fruit, and an odd sweet nuttiness. Roasted and toasted malt, caramel, and again, that odd nutty character that draws out roasted and lightly dry. Medium body, yet a bit of a syrupy, sweet end. Just not working for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (745) - Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Creamy, redish-orange with a roasted smoke fruit flavor, and it was surprisingly full bodied. A very smooth and drinkable scotch ale, and a nice non-hoppy beer that still had tons of character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Newk (299) - - DEC 9, 2011
poured from bottle into a tulip. Dark copper colored with no real head to it Rich and pungent aromas of malts, coffee, liqueur, and some hot caramel as well full bodied with a rich feel. Almost feels like a stout, but still a scotch ale. The feel is really good along with flavors of roasted malts, coffee, and caramel Does have a stout quality to it, but that’s not really a negative. The feel is really good and the aromas are really good as well. This is a quality scotch ale and shows no booziness that they sometimes can do

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Pours a nice clear deep amber with thin white head. aroma is very malty and sweet. Taste is much the same. Very tasty, but not a whole lot of complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Fresh 12 oz. Bottle - Pours an amber/reddish with some tan lacing sticking to the sides. Looks very unassuming. Aroma is maltiness, toffee, and HUGE caramel - not really much else, but it smells great. Taste is huge caramel maltiness, toffee, some bready overtones, some sweetness on the finish - virtually no bitterness whatsoever. Perhaps a tiny little bit of heat on the very, very end - but all and all - the ABV is hidden very well. Sweet, malty beers are one of my least favorites - but this beer manages to be a huge malt bomb without being anywhere near cloying and the lighter body makes it dangerously drinkable. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
86Moose (62) - - NOV 20, 2011
Aroma of roasted coffee. Orange to brown clear appearance. thin white head. Medium sweet Full body. Long finish. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjaxson (418) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Another sign that winter is nearly upon us: the return of Sheep Shagger. Was very happy to find this today as I had missed it the past few years. A huge earthy, veggie scent as it pours to a deep copper color with a medium head and light carbonation. A balanced, sweet taste and a hint of smokiness and bitterness on the finish. Worth finding.

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