hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
yak. pour: copper with white head, lingers on top for drink duration. nose: sweet caramel malt..slightly smoked, thats it not much going there. taste: nice mouthfeel sweet amber malt, a little bitter then a touch of smoke, which is the lasting impression of taste. Overall, nice drink, not warming like a winter so appropriate for a "bonnie" day of fall, notable body, adding a subtle amount of smokiness which is pleasant and adds to the enjoyment. worth a tasting.
monk191 (1219) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A unique Scottish ale. Pours a clear amber with a tan head. Smells of malt and mint. More mint in the taste, along with a lot of maltiness. A bit one note. Had on tap at Pyramid Brewery for SF Beer Week.
mjg74 (2686) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Fred Meyer. Dark amber/brownish in color. Nose is quite roast with a good deal of maltiness. Roasty and smoked up front with some rich malt qualities. Finish is mildly hoppy.
CVBis007 (54) - - JAN 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I poured my glass out of a 22oz bottle labeled as Portland Brewing Noble Scot, but how noble can you be if you have an alias. A little hazy copper orange, not real pretty, but she'll pass at a 5' distance. I get the caramel smoke aromas, but there is something else I can't place, which earns interest points. Sweet caramel up front with a smoky aftertaste. I'd order another. Cheers!
Fatehunter (1536) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a half finger of head on a hazy dark straw colored body.
The aroma mostly caramel with a little smoke and lemon in the background.
The taste has lots of caramel, toasted malt and some smoke. Nice profile.
The texture is slightly sticky with moderate carbonation.
I like it.
dnbthompson (37) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 22 oz bottle as a very dark orange amber with a big frothy dark cream head. Malty but not as much as I expected. Even a slight almost whiskey aroma. Easy drinking especially well chilled. I was less impressed as the product warmed in the glass. However, a very affordable seasonal beer that I would buy again.
KlickitatJim (7) - Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
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Its a decent enough beer, but not a scot. Reminds me more of a home brewed oktoberfest.
bhensonb (12039) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine as Portland Noble Scot. Pours deep dark orange (strong backlight) with a beige head. Light smoke aroma with some roasty malt. Med + body. Flavor is malty with some smoke. Almost peat. Not thinking this is subtle smoke. Not Paradox either, though. Itís definitely not dry, but itís not yucky sweet either. Pretty good drink.
jgb9348 (4984) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly clear deep brown coloured body with a bright ruby and violet glow and a thick, four centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of toffee, cream, malt and some very subdued alcohol notes. Medium-bodied; Deep bittering malt flavours with tons of nuts and a light sweetness. Aftertaste has the faintest amount of spices, some light sugars and a bitter malt flavour that persists. Overall, a decent beer, but not complex nor pungent enough to be good. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Made in Oregon in Portland (PDX Airport - Terminal D) for US$1.99 on 08-December-2013 sampled at home in Washington on 04-February-2014.
Beerman6686 (5067) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a medium brown color with an off white head. Arom was of caramel, light dark fruits and nuts. Falvor was mild peat and caramel. fairly watery though.
cheap (4437) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this at the RB Pgh Halloween Spook-tacular Tasting/Drunkfest fall 2013, nice time at Hornydevilís place, thanks James & Michelle! And this bottle was courtesy of douglass88. Looks a little dark but not black. Its a little strong overall. Smells a little malty. Mild to the olfactory. Yes, noble like my friend doug and scott like me, Iím one quarter.