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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 Scotlandís finest Golden Promise as well as our Wisconsin base malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle at DC local tasting. Clear dark golden color, little head or lacing. Aroma of caramel. taste has a bit of butterscotch. Not bad..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12969) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle from Liz. Pours dark amber with a slight beige head. Aromas of heavily roasted malt and some floral hop. Full bodied. Flavor is roasted malt, lightly smoky, almost peaty, with floral hop. Itís almost sweet, not too bitter. Somehow it all comes together in an amazing taste treat. Very, very, tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12513) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2010
12oz bottle, thanks nuplastikk. Hazy dark amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, light cherry, peat. Sticky medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted malt sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. A solid sweet brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle... Space Coast Craft Beer Festival 2011Ö This beer rocks!Ö 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (9464) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8691) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8006) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - 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.

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