1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Noble Scot - Portland Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Noble ScotNoble Scot

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Scottish ale with notes of toast and caramel, Noble Scot is full-bodied and sweet with a subtle smokiness.

25 IBU

Malts: Pale, Smoked Malt, Carapils, Roast Barley, Melanoidin
Hops: Northern Brewer, East Kent Goldings, Willamette

(Beer added by: Docer on 08-18-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Fatehunter
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%

Pours a half finger of head on a hazy dark straw colored body.
The aroma mostly caramel with a little smoke and lemon in the background.
The taste has lots of caramel, toasted malt and some smoke. Nice profile.
The texture is slightly sticky with moderate carbonation.
I like it.

Fatehunter, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -15%

BrewtalHonesty, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
2.86/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle (twist off) poured into a pint glass. 208 A2 0852 appears to be the date code, printed on the bottom of the bottle.

Pours lightish, brown-ruby, middling head for a Scotch Ale. Not hazy. Lots of slow, active carbonation. Smell is sweet, woody, kind of like maple syrup with a little extra smokiness. Maybe a little cherry aroma.

Flavor is boring. Sweet, with little character or dimension. None of the smokiness or woodiness seems to come through, just slightly bready, sweet, slightly yeasty.

Mouthfeel is OK, moderately thick. Overall, not exciting at all.

snaotheus, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Kopfschuss
3/5  rDev -15%

Kopfschuss, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

DerwinWentworth, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Mfrace73
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Mfrace73, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of NOLTERN
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

NOLTERN, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Sir_Goatman, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -15%

akttr, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of WhatAlesMe
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

WhatAlesMe, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of ale_man
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

ale_man, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Rudes
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Rudes, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of vkv822
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz : tulip

Pours a clear, amber red with a thick, foamy off white head that dissipates to leave an eighth-inch foamy cap with nice lacing.

Lightly smokey, biscuity, toffee/caramel malts, highlighted by faint floral/earthy hops in both the aroma and flavor.

Medium+ body, mild carbonation.

A well done Scottish Ale. Simple, yet enjoyable flavors. I particularly enjoyed the subtle smokey notes.

vkv822, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of constantine_272
3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown but clear. Thick tan head with good retention. Many small bubbles; looked a bit like a nitro when it came out. Medium carbonation keeps the foam going a little longer.

S: Heavy on malt up front. Sweet. Toasted walnut and biscuit wheat. Very nutty. Mild spice notes of nutmeg.

T: Sweet grain mostly followed by a mild mellow hop finish. Rich maltiness. Almost smoky with a hint of aged pipe tobacco. Nuttiness shines though like on the nose, but is more robust and roasty tasting instead of a nuance. Mild mild lemon notes round out the flavor.

M: A bit on the heavy side. Finishes slightly dry, but not too bad. A little chewy, so more than one or two would be too much for me.

O: A lot like an amber, but with a brown influence. Doesn't have the over wood flavored issues like many ambers do. Though not my usual style, I like it. I don't see myself drinking it too much though since it seems like it slots between my usual styles.

constantine_272, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of currysmegs
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

currysmegs, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of bluckbeyes
3/5  rDev -15%

bluckbeyes, May 10, 2013
Photo of Spikester
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a two finger head and good lacing.
Smell is dark malty some smoke.
Taste is dark semi-sweet malts with a good amount of bitter hops for balance.
Mouthfeel is very good with spot on carbonation.
Overall the best beer from Mac-T's in a long time. Get some if you enjoy Porters, or Scottish Ales. Good job Pyramid. You might be making a come back to the craft world!

Spikester, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of Vancoubeer
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Vancoubeer, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Fletchorama
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Fletchorama, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clean/clear golden brown color, nice carbonation, with a nice little fizzy white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, slight hop note, with lots of caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, nice little touch of hops, and caramel. Medium body. A pretty tasty brew.

Wasatch, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

muchloveforhops3, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

shelby415, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of dan38
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

dan38, Oct 07, 2012
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Noble Scot from Portland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.