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Noble Scot | Portland Brewing Company

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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:
#37,053
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
43
pDev:
13.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 14
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2.62/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gandres
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured to wine glass
Appearance: Deep dark brown color, clear, minimal head, minimal lacing
Smell: Strong smell of alcohol, malts, grains
Taste:
Feel: not to much carbonation
Overall: Good beer, but not something to look for

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Photo of aobrehm
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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Photo of takusan1000
4.41/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 81tillinfinity
2.85/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Rich malty peanut brittle and toffee like bitterness. Hop presence is their but the bitterness is not balanced. Would of like a bit of a thicker mouthfeel and richer malt sweetness. A little peat or smoke would of been nice. Okay for a two dollar bomber.

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

Photo of GRG1313
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BDeibs
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of bsonk
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Portland Brewing Co. Noble Scot Scottish ale- 6.5% abv.

A: dark deep burgundy red with more brown when the light shines though.

S: dark malt.

T: dark sweet malt, basic slight spice of hoppishness.

M: drinkable

O: decent. Tastes like they wanted to make a more interesting brew than a macro beer but at the same price: $2.50 a bottle isn’t bad at all. 3.3/5.

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2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nick-K
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of snaotheus
2.91/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

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Photo of Kopfschuss
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Mfrace73
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of NOLTERN
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of WhatAlesMe
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of ale_man
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Rudes
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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