philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
MacPelican Scottish Ale
1999 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Scottish Ale. Clear burnt copper red color. Light hop/peat floral aroma. Rich sweet roasted Scottish peat flavor with a bit of cherry character. Hop character in finish is unusual. Nice Big Brew! Sampled 4/26/1999.
2007 22 oz. Bottle. 4.70% ABV--18 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Scottish Ale. 1 @ $3.99. Mild lace head. Clear bright rich amber color. Mild peat malt hop front. Smooth mild toasted caramel mild sweet fruit Scottish light peat smoke body. Mild creamy mild hop malt fruit hint refreshing clean end. Well made tasty mild Scottish Ale. Sampled 4/18/2008.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper with an off white head and spots of lace. Caramel and toasty malts with floral and bitter hops. Toasted malts and some earthy qualities with a touch of fruity citrus
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with good, creamy, off-white head / Nose of spun sugar, malt, and faint citrus / Light to medium body, a touch watery, modestly sweet and sticky, with otherwise good balance and finish / Simple, weak, clean flavors of spun sugar, orange, and resin / Has promise.
shadey (1820) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap as part of the sampler tray at the Brewery. Fairly light in flavor for a Scottish ale, but easy to appreciate. Toasted caramel is the predominate flavor. Just enough hops to clean it up. Very drinkable.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have never tasted anything quite like this, it was very unique. Good color and full flavor. One particular flavor stood out: I couldnít quite put my finger on what it was but I want to say it was like hard candy, if that makes any sense. Interesting beer worth trying.
Alphadelic (1730) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep coppery red in hue. Toffee and roast malts on the nose. Smooth caramel which masterfully avoids copper notes, a dash of savoury smokiness, woody qualities to it aswell. Quite sweet and silky but with a smooth dryness to it that creates the perfect balance.
Reid (1719) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber Portland OR. Nice malty Scottish ale. A little thin and flimsy on the hop side.
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fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma of very sweet, old earth, some leafy hops. Flavor follows suit. While nothing seemed "wrong" with the beer, for me, this very sweet, very old earth sort of beer is just not something I go for.
Beardface (1516) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler tray at the brewpub. Poured a light copper color with a thin white head and minimal lacing. Aroma was caramel, malt, peat, earthen hops. Flavor was grainy, caramel malt, light peat. Very thin mouthfeel, quite uninspiring.