krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft @ square one. happy birthday kendra!
orangey brown color with a thin tan top. good aroma is mostly caramel malt sweetness and a little earthy fruit. texture is medium to full bodied. lots of taosty brown sugar through the middle. a little fruity banana is noted by my associate. nice coco flavor rounds out the finish.
Dogbrick (7567) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub: Maybe my expectations were too high based on this style being one of my favorites and not a typical offering at a brewpub. Also, Square One seemed to be above the watermark with all the beers I had sampled before ordering a pint of this. The beer pours a pretty brownish-amber color with a foamy tan head that disappears from the center outward. Thin rings of lacing. The aroma contains malt, sherry and cough medicine. Medium-bodied and very malty with alcohol beneath the surface all along. Some smoked peat and fruit flavor as well. The flavor seems to be going in a lot of different directions and is simply not very cohesive. The finish is sweet and earthy malt and fruits. The beer is just average overall.
thegreenrooster (3154) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet malts if you use your imagination. Flavor is again more malty but i did not get any smokyness or toffee. Just a heavy malted brew. Nothing really great.
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pint at the brewpub. Dark amber, soda-like head. Tight little aroma, the flavor isn’t what I expected -- almost fruity, with an almost raspberry character. Very, very smooth and drinkable. Lightly caramelled in the finish, but this is a delicious medium-colored beer even for the summer. (#3022, 7/15/2007)
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub. A deep clear copper with a light brown head. No discernable aroma. Sweet malts and bread made up a weak flavor profile. It was however well malted which provided a good body.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap, served in a pint glass. Poured a reddish amber with a foamy off-white head.
Aromas of caramel and toffee with a light smokiness, hints of earthy hops and a small whiff of fruity alcohol.
Good, light moderate carbonation and a malty crisp, dryish, smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel.
There is some smokiness to the taste, but more smoky roasted malts without any peat flavors, nutty grains, caramel toffee, a subtle fruitiness from the yeast, a soft earthy bitterness, the alcohol is light with only a soft, mild warmth, making this dangerously quaffable, and a dry yeasty, malty finish.
I could have used some peat flavors, a little more fruitiness, more of a toasted grain quality, a little more body, but still, very enjoyable, because of the 10% ABV, I would call this more of a Wee Heavy than a Scotch Ale.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was not a huge fan of this beer. Do not get me wrong, it has a great malt complexity. There is a bit of smoked malt and a lot of caramel/toffee to the beer. Too sweet for me personally. When I think scotch ale I do not really think butterscotch.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample #4 from the brew pub. Tasted 10/14. Deep amber hue. Minimal head. Sweet, sweet malty goodness. Toffee and candy sugar. All malts! Finish is slightly cloying. Medium bodied with a slight little alcohol burn. Warming and delicious. Favorite of the day!
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery
Copper brown with a medium sized short lasting tan head. The nose is sweet, lots of sugar with strong malts. The taste is just about the same more malts but strong with sweetness and sugar with lots and lots of syrup of prune juice. A good scotch ale.
wxman (1386) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown with a thin off brown head. Not much aroma aside from some sweetness. Flavor is full of dried fruit, raisins and prunes primarily, some licorice notes as well. No info on alcohol, but I’m thinking it’s around 6-6.5%. Having been one for 18 years, I detected some homebrew character in there as well. Really good stuff.