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RATINGS: 144   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3623) - 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 (3535) - Chagrin Falls, 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 (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 (6037) - 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 (9574) - 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 (2244) - 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 (746) - 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.

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