Square One Single Malt Scotch Ale
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1448) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Consumed 11-14-2009. Arrived a very clean red color with a low, off-white head. Nose has some Munich malt bite with a strong fruity apple and grape notes. Flavor starts off with a strong caramel malt presence, light smokiness, mild toasted notes from Maris Otter and Munich malts, light grape and apple fruit sweetness near the end. Moderate body, low carbonation, no lacing. Overall a good brew but was a bit too much on the fruity side and took away from the rich maltiness normally found in the styling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1493) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2010
Wow. Underrated-Aroma of dark liquor, caramel and vanilla. Appearance was nearly opaque red with dark tan head. Flavor matches nose with some spiced apple. Palate is bubbly. Enjoyed. On Cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kseecs16 (1192) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Draught at the pub, pours a dark red hued amber with a thin light tan head. Aroma is sweet malt. Flavor is malt with a hint of tartness. Finishes a bit dry and mildly toasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pour is a very dark brown with a lot of red. Cola appearance. Smoked malty aroma. Flavor was rich malt with smoke, rye, wood, toffee, and more malt. A nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Draught at HBF 09. Dark amber, small beige head. Fruity nose, slight funkiness and sweet raspberry jam, maybe a hint of glue. Mellow and sweet berryish flavor, raspberry, butter, cream and little oak even. Buttery, even ice-creamy brew, didn’t warm me like a good Scotsman should.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
tlind2 (1094) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2009
Draught@One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Deep copper color, off-white head. Overly sweet flavor with syrup and malts. Definitely not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1217) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Neither the wife nor I are generally scotch ale drinkers, but we both liked this. Hints of toffee and peat, a touch of smoke that kept it from being as sweet as many scotch ales. creamy with a mildly warming finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2009
Keg (HBF2009)
Sheep farm aroma. Rich red, small head. Massively milky sweet maltiness, some grains, toffee ice cream (spotted by Alex, thanks, and so obvious in retrospect). Adequate, but not grabbing me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2009
Darught 0.2L glass tasted at HBF 2009. Pale beige head. Roasted sugar in the nose. Slightly coppery golden colour. Buttery and toffeish taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2009
(Draught@HBF2009) Slightly hazy reddish brown with a small, tanned head. Greasy strawberry-cheesecake-ice-cream-diacetyl-toffee aroma - pretty much like Beer Hunter’s Tyrni Lambic. Flavor of strawberry and toffee, with sweetish-caramely malt and very little hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. An interesting scotch ale rendition: on the lighter and drier side in general, but the ice-cream aroma was pretty interesting.

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