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Noble Scot - Portland Brewing Company

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
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)
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Fletchorama, Oct 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

currysmegs, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Sir_Goatman, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

muchloveforhops3, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Reidrover
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from Roth’s Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem. $2.79 Handsome chestnut brown ale with a large rocky eggshell white head. Bonnie indeed. Nice aromas of caramel and nuts wit a slight but pronounced smokey aspect lurking. Falavour is of course malt driven..the toffee,caramel aspects intrerrupted by a very very slight grassy hop..that kinda takes the sweetness down a notch,good, and again a slight ashy smoke in the end..excellent Great palate..smooth with a lingering peaty smoke. Very very nice for the price point the best Macs has done in forever.

Reidrover, Aug 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Nick-K, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of constantine_272
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
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 Spikester
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
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 vkv822
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
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
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

WhatAlesMe, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Mfrace73, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of ricke49
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is another of those bargain priced surprises from "MacTarnahan's" (Pyramid)...like Summer Grifter (a decent ipa) - they can typically be found at Bi-Mart for $1.99 to $2.60 per 22 oz. - this bottle was on sale at $1.99.

Considering the price, this malty brew surprised me with its depth and complexity - and just plain good Scottish Ale taste. Carmel sweetness with just a hint of hops at the back end. It well met my expectations for the style. The mouthfeel was spot on. The head could have been a bit more robust and lasting.

ricke49, Aug 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Birdlegs, Sep 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

dan38, Oct 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Vancoubeer, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Rudes, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

msubulldog25, Sep 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

shelby415, Oct 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.3/5  rDev -7%

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
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

ale_man, Sep 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

DerwinWentworth, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of N3rdM3t4l
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber into chilled pint, served cold.

A: half a finger of white head that fell to a sparse cap and it has a ring that leaves a little lace. Clear copper color.

S: slightly metallic and boozy. Kind of reminds me of canned black olives. A bit of what almost smells like brown malt. No hops at all.

T: big and malty. Very rich beer it finishes sweet with a touch of hops. The body is rich and slightly astringent but not deterring. It tastes good.

M: chewy chewy chewy, very chewy. Feels good though, very smooth.

O: I like it, not a bad beer for a company that lets me down consistantly.

N3rdM3t4l, Aug 23, 2012
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Noble Scot from Portland Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.