mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
On tap at Portland Brewing, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out toasted caramel and bready malt. Flavour is along the same lines, being more sweet in the carame department than anything, while still retaining a dry biscuity malt backbone. Pleasant enough but uninspiring as this style usually is. bhensonb (15093) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
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. It’s definitely not dry, but it’s not yucky sweet either. Pretty good drink. douglas88 (9058) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2012
12 ounce bottle from the State Store on 3300 South- thanks for the tip Dallas! Pours a mostly clear mahogany color with a small white head. A big malty nose with some figs and dust. The flavor is a smooth sweet malty brew with light bread, some yeast, dust, metal. Quite good and crisp. Sledutah (7490) - Utah, USA - OCT 5, 2012
12oz bottle from the state store 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Appearance: Pours clear dark amber with a small beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, smokey and caramel
Taste: Toasted malts, sweet caramel, grainy, smokiness and bitter citrus in the finish
A nice beer. This would be a great beer to take camping, sipping next to a campfire.
Bottle:   Deep amber, moderate frothy sandy head, nice lacing.   Sweet bready nose, slightly nutty and biscuity.   Not as sweet on the tongue, remains bready and nutty.   A bit toasted, subtle campfire.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Plain finish, soft toasted malt, nuttiness, with a bit of sweet breadiness.   No real peat, and the subtle campfire is gone by this time.   Lighter example of the style.   Decent, but needs to be a bit more complexity.
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
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. jgb9348 (6196) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2014
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. cheap (5797) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Had this at the RB Pgh Halloween Spook-tacular Tasting/Drunkfest fall 2013, nice time at Hornydevil’s 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, I’m one quarter. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Amber ale light with Scottish caramel flavors. This was just too light for me. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle... Poured deep, dark, reddish brown with an eggy head that faded to nothing quickly. Nose was malty with toasted grains. Big malt bomb of a beer (naturally). Mouthfeel had a filmy character it. Toasted grains, mild smoke and even a hint of peat. Hops were abasent in this one.