It's a hot day, so I should go with a nice crisp IPA. However, as is often the case, I am opening the night with a BIG ale. A Scotch ale aged in Scotch barrels, coming in at 13.2% ABV. I love a nice ale aged in scotch barrels - so different than the more common bourbon barrels. This is also brewed with candi sugar and coriander. Really unique nose - some nice chewing tobacco notes combined with coriander and molasses. The plum and raisins sneak in for a visit. The taste is fantastic. Cheers all.