kseecs16 (1158) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Aroma is chocolatey malt with a faint smoky hint. Appears opaque dark brown with a thin tan head that leaves little lacing. Flavor is roasty, smoke is lightly evident lending a richness.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at square one brewpub. Pitch brown with a medium tan head and wispy lacing. Aroma of smoked malts, wood, spice, leather and wood chips. Taste of salt, roasted malt, light smoke with a strange off-finish that’s mildly bitter.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 11/15/10. Half Pint from the Brewpub. Dark brown hue with a moldy tan head. Aromas of smokey malts, subtle anise and mild soy sauce. Nicely full bodied with a big smoke aspect. Decently blended, but definitely more heavy on the smokiness. While cold and straight from the tap, it was a little overt, but it really melds with time and temperature. Very solid for the style!
Narnad (1340) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Consumed on 11-14-2009. Arrived a black color with a very dense, tan head. Aroma has a strong roasted black malt note, mild dark fruit, some chocolate with a low smokiness. Flavor has a strong smoky, wood smoke note which fades to a light chocolate with a dark fruity note. Modest body, low carbonation and a nice creamy texture. Overall a decent brew with a strong smoke flavor but works pretty well.
GJF (1078) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of the better Square One beers I’ve had. Very nicely smoked, great malty, smokey aroma and a well-balanced beer.