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Highlanders and Lowlanders agree, a good kilt lifting on occasion raises the spirits. With gentle roasted graininess and a touch of sweetness, Kilt Lifter is warm and strong enough for all ye lads, lasses and sheep. Put it in yer belly!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2004
1L bottle. Brown color not much head. Not much in way of carbonation. Smooth medium bodied. Aroma was malty and roasty but missing the smokiness. Flavors were somewhat roasty, sweet like brown sugar and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Good malty aroma. Malt flavor carries throughout with just enough sweetness, but not too overpowering. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nchoward (24) - Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2004
This a a great Scot Strong Ale from the 5 Seasons Brewery. I was expecting just a strong malty ale, but this Ale pleasantly surprised me. The big difference with this ale is that there is a sweet tartness in blended with the toasted grain. A well balance strong ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Iíd like to thank Dennis for sharing a bottle of this stuff with me. Although not his finest work in my opinion (the best brewer Iíve tasted in Georgia), a well done Scotch Ale. Medium bodied, dark color with a medium sized head when poured from the swing top bottle. Light smokiness with a touch of peat and malt. I noticed a taste of wheat grass in this as well. Earthy, and light and way too drinkable at 7.5%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2004
More like a porter than a wee heavy. Far more roasty than smoky. Not bad but certainly not their best offering. G-rat

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1107) - USA - JUL 27, 2004
Dark, smoky flavor, but not too strong for the style. Fairly high malt level, would definitely revisit this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2004
UPDATED: APR 12, 2006 Re-Rate - rating is avg of servingsDennis offered a 1L bottle of 1 yr. aged version and the flavor was much cleaner and truer to style.<P> íll agree with the walnut color, but the malt level and taste didnít seem to fit the bill for a 90 shilling. The taste didnít have the old mustiness to be expected in this style. The smokiness was replaced with a chalky dryness that left the palate frowning. It is pleasant enough to throw one of these down, but there is room for improvement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2717) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2004
A dark brown apperance with a moderate head. A very malty profile complete with some roasted nuts, molasses, and dark fruit. This is one addictive sipper. This beer is a little sticky and oddly thin. But its a good representation of the style and one that will certainly improve with aging. These guys certainly brew some interesting beers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3266) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Draught after GA 14% gathering. Although there are a few things missing with this beer, I donít think it will be long before these Georgia brewers have the kinks worked out on these bigger beers. Nice deep ruby color with a thick short lasting head. A hint of malt bitterness in the aroma. The flavor is sweet with a touch of bitterness, but it lacks the smoky/ peated malt contribution that I feel a Scottish or Scotch Ale should have.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2004
1 Qt. 1.8. oz. swing-top; bottle-conditioned? I'm not sure whether these were bottle-conditioned or just bottled and saved to sell after the initial supply ran out. Hardly any aroma to speak of; very subtle dry malt character. Also lacked carbonation and head. Some juicy/tangy dark fruity notes swirled atop brown sugar and molasses. I want to sample this on draft to compare - not a very good Scotch from the bottle.

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