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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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.

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3.6
Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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..

3.2
chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2010
UPDATED: APR 25, 2010 Bottle at nimbleprop DC tasting, 6 March 2010. Amber colour. Sweetish, malty. Caramel and a touch of smoke plus a little soft, dried fruit. Smooth but firm mouthfeel. Not too sticky. Decent but unspectacular. A little more body and depth than the Summit Scotch ale sampled immediately before. Good to see us Brits don’t have a monopoly on embarrassingly crap beer names based on sexual abuse of farm animals.

3.8
bhensonb (15757) - 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. It’s almost sweet, not too bitter. Somehow it all comes together in an amazing taste treat. Very, very, tasty.

3.7
djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle thanks to Paul. Pours a clear copper orange with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is peat, caramel, wood. Medium mouth, rich malt, caramel, peat, raisin, light booze, very good.

3.2
Tmoney99 (14973) - 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.

3.4
argo0 (14127) - 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.

3.7
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2017
Keg at the brewery. Clear brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toffee and earth. Taste is earth, toffee, berries. Medium bodied. Simple, made well.

3.9
slowrunner77 (12844) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"intriguing sweet aroma. complex and unique. no smoke in the nose, but it’s there in the flavor. smooth feel.toffee sweet flavor. very nice ale...barreled version next up."

4.1
shrubber85 (11618) - 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.

3.3
BVery (11361) - 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.


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