Square One Single Malt Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (11834) - 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 (4700) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2009
Draught@HBF2009. Ruby red color, small off-white head. Very, very toffeish aroma. Toffee, sour milk, fudge in the flavor. Tiny hops in the aftertaste. Probably quite close to Scotch ale, but not something I would like to drink in large quantities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23691) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2009
Draught@HBF2009. Ruby amber colour, beige head. Aroma is butterscotch, some fruits, nuts and berries. Flavour is berries, butterscotch, fudge, and some slight notes of sour wood. Some quite interesting notes as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2009
clear copper body, off white quickly dissipating head, slight lacing. sweet nose, dry fruit, sweet malt, caramel. flavor is sweet malt, perhaps with some fruity undertones. medium bodied, sweet finish. a bit of a disappointment to me. on tap at square one brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11059) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Draught at Square One. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy, off-white head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (flowers), average yeast (earth) with notes of light alcohol and honey. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. Sweet, malty, toffeeish aroma, perhaps some very faint peat smoke, along with a hint of dried, dark fruits. Deep brown in color with a very thin head. Flavor is almost entirely malty, dark, toasty and sweet, with a hint of black bread, cola, and finishing with suggestions of raisin and berry, finally some faint hoppy bitterness noted here as well. Smooth, thin palate, body is medium-full. Rather easy-going rendition, not a lot of complexity to be found.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Draught at Square One brewpub. Dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel and caramelized sugar. Malty taste of caramel, toffee, sweet malts with a light hop finish to balance it out. Smooth, tasty, solid effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2008
On tap at the brewery, dark brown color, with a beige head, toasty, caramelized malt nose, with some fruity notes of plum, raisin and date, with a hint of brown sugar in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet fruity, toasty, caramelized malt character, with some toffeeish notes, some plummy, raisiny flavors in a rich malty fullness, leading towards malty, fruity warming finish.

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