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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Coppery amber in color and features a mild, malty aroma. The malty flavor is balanced with Willamette hops to add a little "snap" to the flavor and finish of this rich ale.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2590) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Tap @ brewery. Reddish orange and slightly brown. Aroma is sweet. It leaves a solid malty note with some grainy barley at the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2544) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle to mini snifter. pours dark copper to red with a medium of white head that dies quickly to leave nearly nothing. Aroma is sweet and toffee with a slight crusty and bready note. Taste is a mix of hop bitterness with a sweet toffee and caramel back bone. Finish shows just a tad bit of dry roastiness in the very back of the finish. A very faint smokiness or it could be the light chocolate. I’m rather impressed by this one, considering it is typically a less than exciting style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bomber from Belmont Station. Medium red-amber color with a small, off-white head. Fruity caramel, sweet malt, lightly floral and peach fruity aroma. Rich and malty flavor with some toasty malt, fruity caramel, some strawberry, peach, and light hops and bitterness. Medium bodied. Interesting fruity notes and not too sweet despite being squarely malty in balance. Good stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
I think this is the first Scottish style ale to have a flavor of watermelon in the beer. Watermelon? What the hell! Aroma was slightly smoky, but there was this odd sweetness to go with the smoky character which really drowned it out. The taste was also awfully sweet and I never did get any petey/smokeyness in the taste, which is a calling card of a good Scottish ale. This one finished smooth so it wasn’t harsh or unpleasant in any way. It’s just kinda ....blah.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle. Poured hazy red with thin off white head. Foam rather than lacing. Aroma is malt, with a bit of currant and peach. Full bodied, malty flavour, more fruit. Malty finish with a bit of roast. Don’t chill this one too much

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear dark copper with a lacy off-white head. Sweet toffee and caramel nose, and more in the taste. Creamy medium body, fine carbonation. Softly smoky finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2159) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pours clear copper with white head. Grain and malt, maybe a hint of smoke. Needs a bit more substance.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2012
pours a clear amber with a very small white head that goes away qucikly and no lacing. smell is faint, some caramel, some malt, and a tad bit of roastiness. taste is thick, butterscotch, malt, caramel, earthy, and a few hops. ends a little bitter and a little dry. overall not that impressive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Thanks to my friend Aaron Miles for the bottle of this gem--Poured a thin chestnut-mahogany-brown body with a nice medium-sized fluffy whitish head. Crisp roasted malt nose with sticky sweetness. Light yet chewy and with a caramelized smooth finish that is quite enjoyable. Here is another style of beer that I normally don’t go gaga over, but Pelican is a world class brewer who does great things with brew!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2050) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Had this 22 oz bomber at the Elizabeth Street Inn on the beach at Newport ,Oregon, sitting on the balcony watching the daylight sink below the Pacific ocean on a wonderful warm late October Saturday ( yesterday). In appearance this is a deep dark copper beer with not much of a head but nice lace. Wow a real peaty almost smokey in a Islay Single malt whisky sort of way..intrigueing and very good. After the great smell the taste though ok was a let down some nice smooth malts and a slight smokiness and peat..this is as the bottle said an "Export style" Scottish ale much like the macEwans export I used to drink in Scotland ( perversly its called McEwans IPA now). Sort of thin in the mouth but yet it satisfies. After all this was quite a nice drinkable beer..but dont expect a Scotch ale.


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