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.
bhensonb (10904) - 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 (4690) - 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 (4293) - 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 (4003) - 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.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Clear deep amber tiny off white head. Aroma of toffee, dried fruit, dough and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and malty, caramel and fruit with very light smoke. Medium body with soft carbonation. Not too bad.
Arayaga2 (1775) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is mild, nutty caramel. Taste is the same, and rather neutral for style.
EdInSaltLake (624) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, bread crust, fruity aroma; a little bit of smoke. Similar flavors--but the fruitiness (cherry/apple) is much more prominent. Some caramel malt flavor, too.
jeffs515 (123) - Ogden, Utah, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is light malty Carmel yeast. Appearance is Carmel in color loads of carbonation thick frothy head nice lacing. Taste is earthy malty coffe toasty roasty overall the beer is pretty nice.
BrewDad (4890) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Amber ale light with Scottish caramel flavors. This was just too light for me.
pdx77 (1314) - Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pleasing nutty flavor and deep brown ale aftertaste. Tastes better several weeks after buying.