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From beer novice to beer geek, everyone loves this beer! This is what Scottish ale is supposed to taste like. The Scottish traditionally do not use a lot of hops in their beers. This is a carmel/malty beer with a slightly nutty roasty component. Amber in color. OG=1.058 / FG=1.020 / 20-IBU’s / 5% alcohol

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
At Oregon Brewers Festival. Apples, malt, and smooth, non-bitter finish. Average at best. Nothing stands out so this one is kind of a wash.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Good but not great. More of an amber than a Scottish ale. Could use a punch of malts. Like the can usage though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1873) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2010
1pint can amazingly! From Capital Market ,Salem Lovelly looking beer here. Clear darkish amber, with a gorgeous ,pilloy ,foamy light tan head. Aroma subdued, but mainlly nutty and malty. Taste again slightly bitter caramel style malts, touch of smoke in the back of the throat, some nuttiness and a ting of hop. Nice palate, smooth and rich yet not overly so. Actually not a bad 90 schilling ale. Real surprise in a can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Draught. Dark amber pour with a 1 inch tan head. Aroma is very sweet, biscuit malts, brown sugar. Flavor is biscuit malt, brown sugar, a light bit of chocolate. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Not a bad beer, but not a good one either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Draught. Poured red brown with thin fast dissipating head. Very little aroma, but it was a pleasant caramel malty one. Full caramelly beer, with walnut and roast tones. Lingering malt and caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stchloe (784) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Wonderful Scottish ale, sweet but not ester and a good head. Reminds me of the Highlands. Good introduction to microbrews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4124) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Tap @ Fearless... Poured burnt orange with a white head. Aroma of sugared malt and candy. Prominent malt flavors with sweet syrupy flavors and other sweetness from fruit, maybe apples. Contained an enjoyable bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4066) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Draft at Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland, OR. Small tan head that mostly lasting, patchy lacing, no carbonation observed, transparent, and a reddish brown hue. Nose of malt and caramel. Ditto for the flavor with a hint of roastiness. Tingly mouthfeel and medium body. Quaffable, easy drinking brew, but it lacked the flavor I was hoping for given the style. Rather disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2007
On tap around Portland. Last tasted at Roma Colliseum on Woodstock--Poured a deep brown-amber with a faint white lacing head. Nose of sweet maltiness and caramel. Usually I am not a big fan of Scotch ales, but this one was decent. This beer is a cross between an amber and a sweet scotch ale. Mild carbonation and clean finish. Real Vikings in history didn’t wear helmets with horns, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 6, 2007
This draft brew from the Oregon Brewers festival poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a transparent softly carbonated brown colored body. The aroma was malty brown malt and sweet. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of mild hops sweet and brown malt. Not one that I would likely buy again.

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