Noble Scot | Portland Brewing Company

Noble ScotNoble Scot
BA SCORE
3.53/5
43 Ratings
Noble ScotNoble Scot
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
macsbeer.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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

Added by Docer on 08-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,419
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
43
pDev:
13.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 14
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.41/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Reidrover
4/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of constantine_272
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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3.83/5  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!

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into imperial pint glass.

L- Rich ruby golden color with brilliant clarity. Minimal head that is off white.

S- A rich bouquet of fruity esters compliment malt with dried fruit notes. Minimal hop presence.

T- A decidedly malt-forward beer with sweet and fruity characteristics. Bitterness to support sweetness, but minimal hop flavor.

F- Substantial body with a nice creamy mouthfeel.

O- A solid Wee Heavy with no significant flaws. Greater malt complexity would improve the overall experience.

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3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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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.

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Noble Scot from Portland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 43 ratings
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