RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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-IBUs / 5% alcohol

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2301) - 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 (1007) - 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 (4200) - 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 (4932) - Fort Wayne, 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 didnt wear helmets with horns, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thedm (5976) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2007
Draft: Pours a red amber color with a very thin white head. Aroma of carmel malts. Flavor is of really smooth carmel malts and subtle light fruitiness and a little fresh hop and slight bitterness at the end. Mostly a good example of an amber ale but its really a scottish. Good, but one note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Another beer that is not overpowering, dry and malty with some light fruitiness, and a big caramel flavor, with some toffee lignering in there as well. A great bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
This one was a nice surprise. Much more malty than any other elements, though there are some nice caramel touches. Aroma is dry roasted with the caramel overtones. Has a nice dark body to it, with a big head on it that leaves some nice lacing. Flavor is more malts, with the caramel coming in to give it a sweet finish. Mouthfeel is a little overly carbonated, but nothing serious. One I tried at OBF on a lark, but nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Tis beer was missing the essential Sctoch ale part of the beerr, there was not strong hint of hops and a stronger hint of malt. The beer was good and drinkable but I felt missed the Scotch tones needed. I am hoping this was just a bad batch. I will try again. They are a good place to have a beer and some great food.

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