Square One Single Malt Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
Our single malt Scotch Ale is truly a big beer! We use one variety of malt, a portion of which was smoked at our brewery. It has a rich caramel and toffee fullness, balanced by a mild hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (4318) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Sampled along the RBSG 2014 bus tour. On draft at the brewery. Very malty with toffee and a touch of smoke. Very clear red, off white head. Smokey and toffee taste with some earthy notes. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
crossovert (11423) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft. Amber/brown appearance, slightly hazed, herbal, lighter roast notes, toffee. Mundane.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Sampled on tap at Square One on 01/12. Pours a deep red-brown color with off white head. Malty, caramel flavors. This beer doesn’t quite match your typical scotch style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Tap @ Square One. Pours a dark orangish brown appearance with a disappearing white head. Caramel, toasted malty, herbal, a bit smoky aroma. Fairly herbal, smoked, burnt caramel, a bit earthy flavor. Really just not my style, but I had a hard time drinking it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (2142) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Dark red. Sweet and hoppy balance. No head whatsoever. Caramel. Tasty. Medium body, lots of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (2410) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2012
October 30, 2012 on tap at brewpub. Clear light brown pour with head that faded quickly. Aroma was malty and caramel . Taste was consistent with a slight spicy bitterness in the finish but almost too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2924) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 22, 2012
on tap at brewpub Good coloring. Not sweet at all. A definite spike in the bittering, doughy, peaty, quick crisp finish, although some tannic qualities linger on. Not ale-y enough, but well-balanced and very drinkable., I expected it to get a little bit more caramel as it warmed, but it didn’t. This almost reminds me of an alt. Good, drinkable, but just mildly Scottish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
musinj6 (500) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2011
Slightly sweet aroma with amber appearance and thin head. Malty taste with caramel finish. Notes of scotch with subtle woody flavor. Smooth finish. Overall a delicious beer and goes very well with the Square One on-site distilled whiskey served neat on the side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 Malt aroma. Bronze coloured a little rich and sweet on the palate with a hint of bitterness in a dry malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3866) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Sampler at the brewpub. The pour is a dark brown with a tan head. Flavor is again more malty but not any smokiness or toffee. Just a heavy malted brew. Not bad if you like Scotch Ales.

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