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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (24903) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (22515) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15904) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (15593) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On tap @ Square One. Rich amber pour with a white head. Sweet caramel malt, some berry, raisin, and candied apple. A lot of sugary sweetness. Not much hop character. Flavor is just all sweet caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. A bit of toast, honey, and a slight fruity tang. Really one note.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14586) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Draft at source. Pours amber with off white head. Nose/taste of scotch up front with some caramel and light sap. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (13266) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Draft. Small off-white head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some molasses, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some molasses, faint smoke. Sticky medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (11164) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2007
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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
crossovert (10986) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft. Amber/brown appearance, slightly hazed, herbal, lighter roast notes, toffee. Mundane.


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