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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5174) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Comes out of the tap a rich sable, nearly black, and quite opaque but with a minimal head. Aroma is rich and strong, malty with good nutty and molasses undertones and a hint of smoke or roast. Flavor fills the mouth - malty, smoky, nutty, with a touch of molasses and just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is exceptionally smooth and very pleasing. Another winner from 5 Seasons.
Earlier Rating: 5/28/2007 Total Score: 4.4
A delight! The rich dark chocolaty color is inviting; head is on the thin side. Aroma is not strong but pleasant, decidedly malty with burnt coffee undertones. The exceptionally rich flavor has strong coffee tones with smoky and nutty elements and just a touch of bitterness. This very enjoyable brew is to be sipped and savored on its own, rather than chugged down or consumed with a meal.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Very nicely done...Nice dark color that that only let in small amounts of light around the edges...Very nice full mouthfeel full of caramel and Brown Sugar...I loved it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 7, 2008
Now this is by fat their best beer and the most ageworthy, having had a few different vintages now. Thanks Dennis! Incredibly rich and complex, with layer upon layer of rich toffee maltiness, with caramel and cinnamon and carob. Incredibly easy to drink and so smooth, a sipper of so many wonderful proportions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2004
Snifter. Milk chocolate, caramel, mild coffee (M); plums, raisins, dates, brown sugar aromas. Deep ruby/walnut body with a thick, creamy, white head that is slowly diminishing. Heavily sweet flavor becomes a heavily sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic finish. Medium heavy body, watery texture, flat carbonation. The bottom line is: oh so close; if only there was a little bit of smokiness and a creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Tap. Sweet bing cherry and malt aroma. Dark amber color with small head. Initially a moderate hops flavor followed by a very nice caramel and cherry flavor and a hint of smokiness. Has a nice hops finish. Very nicely blended on the fruity side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (306) - Omaha, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Very good body. Good color. Very nice malty flavor that is representative of a Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2004
A great after dinner beer for sipping and relaxing. Nice and dark with a lasting tan head. Flavor changes and improves as the beer warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Deep, deep brown with light brown head. Rich malt aroma. Full bodied sweeet malt with hints of dark fruit. Went great with their flourless chocolate cake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2004
I’d like to thank Dennis for sharing a bottle of this stuff with me. Although not his finest work in my opinion (the best brewer I’ve 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%.

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