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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2007
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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Draft at the brewery during RBSG. From notes. Toffee and Roasty notes along with hints of smoke. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Draft… RBSG 2014This beer rocks!… Pours mostly clear and ruby with a small, creamy, off-white head that sticks around a good while. The bouquet is a wonderfully malty assortment of toffee, caramel and oak with a suggestion of smoked malt and a rumor of butterscotch. Medium to full-bodied with stinging carbonation. The flavor is loaded with toffee and caramel sweetness, but countered by a equal ration of woody and tannic bitterness. Malty and delicious, but balanced, so anyone can drink it. Finishes pleasantly bitter and tongue-numbing. Fun, world class stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010
On tap at brewpub
Made from locally sourced materials I knew that this had to be in my sampler. With more time I would have tried not only the tap beers but some of the local spirits. If this is an indicator they are pretty good for something produced outside of Scotland. I wish Cleveland had a micro-distillery.

Aroma / Appearance - Semitransparent and the color of flaking rust or a water spigot which hasn’t been turned on in ten years this has a murky and mysterious aspect. Hints of carbonation escaped from time to time. In addition to the kick of the single malt I picked up vanilla, cherries, blackberries, and still moist cakes of mud. The creaminess smelled a bit like a piece of plain cheesecake.

Flavor / Palate - Peat and scotch got the party started right. Next came cherry, maple syrup, and vanilla. Without being cloying the mouthfeel requires your full attention. Warm with a trace of bitterness this might get a bit heavy after more than six ounces. That would not stop me from drinking it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (6101) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Draft during RBSG 2014 bus tour at Square One. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of sweet fruit, caramel, dark fruit. Tastes of sweet and dark fruit, figs. Medium body and dry, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3904) - 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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2006
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (2007) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Sampled at GABF on 9/18/2010. This Scotch Ale pours a medium amber brown color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel and sweet, bready and smoky. A medium bodied Scotch Ale. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. Nice carbonation. Nice Scotch Ale, hints of peat and smoke, with not a lot of sweetness. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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