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Noble Scot - Portland Brewing Company

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
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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HoppySeb

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-09-2014 19:53:09 | More by HoppySeb
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snaotheus

Washington

2.86/5  rDev -19.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 21:05:50 | More by snaotheus
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3/5  rDev -15.7%

10-12-2013 06:44:34 | More by Kopfschuss
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

10-07-2013 00:58:48 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Mfrace73

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-07-2013 00:51:37 | More by Mfrace73
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NOLTERN

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

10-06-2013 02:47:23 | More by NOLTERN
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

10-02-2013 06:02:04 | More by Sir_Goatman
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.7%

09-24-2013 03:12:01 | More by akttr
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WhatAlesMe

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

09-24-2013 01:44:48 | More by WhatAlesMe
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ale_man

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

09-21-2013 02:54:05 | More by ale_man
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Rudes

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-20-2013 14:53:54 | More by Rudes
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vkv822

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 07:48:08 | More by vkv822
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constantine_272

Oregon

3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2013 01:12:29 | More by constantine_272
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-29-2013 18:32:14 | More by GraduatedCashew
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currysmegs

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

07-28-2013 18:56:21 | More by currysmegs
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-10-2013 01:15:04 | More by bluckbeyes
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Spikester

Oregon

3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 06:39:38 | More by Spikester
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Vancoubeer

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-11-2012 05:48:47 | More by Vancoubeer
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Fletchorama

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

10-15-2012 05:30:42 | More by Fletchorama
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Wasatch

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 19:47:13 | More by Wasatch
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

10-09-2012 06:24:18 | More by muchloveforhops3
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-07-2012 05:33:21 | More by shelby415
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dan38

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-07-2012 03:35:09 | More by dan38
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-10-2012 23:07:46 | More by msubulldog25
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-07-2012 05:51:13 | More by Birdlegs
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Noble Scot from Portland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.