Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 18, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent brew, but nothing lifted my kilt. Just an avg. drinkable beer.
Peacehammer (588) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color. Sweet caramel malt on the nose. Big malt and caramel on the palate, without being overly sweet. Nicely balanced.
BrewMstr (65) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, sweet, and slightly smokey. Amber color and smooth, though not particularly distinctive as a scotch ale.
ARMed (587) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I enjoyed this at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona during a recent work function. The beer was a distinctive scotch ale that was very drinkable. Overall the beer filled a nice gap from the ordinary mass produced beers on the market.
jkwood04 (3255) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can in a thistle. Pours deep amber/copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel and pale and slightly cereal-like malts plus light bitterness and bread. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not great.
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Muddy brown pour with a thin ring of lace. Aromas of light smoke, fruit, and pond water. Flavor is watery and mild. Smoke, caramel, and a mineral finish. Eh not too enjoyable and somewhat hard to put down.
Luvystypotables (334) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 A great looking beer copper colored with a moderately thick creamy head. Almost no aroma just a hint of yeast. Pleasant taste but not very distinctive with a slightly watery mineral palate.
Kuluvu (6) - - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unfiltered flavor? Slight resemblance to La Fin Du Monde after 4 of them...
6%? Most definitely.
Citrus, smoke, caramel, burnt oatmeal, that’s what I got anyway.
Would be pretty good with Grilled Tilapia or Orange Chicken.
$8.99 for a 6 pack at Circle K in Tucson, brewed semi locally in Tempe, AZ... better than most offerings at your local gas station mini mart.
schlitzfaced (40) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from can into glass. medium amber with thin head. aroma is slight caramel. more malty. overall not bad. just not to exciting.
DesertDevil (423) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at My Wine Cellar. Pours a clear medium amber. Cloyingly sweet nose of caramel, syrupy malt, almonds, and a slight vegetal weed tone. Mellow taste of caramel, oak tannin, biscuit, moderate toasted grain, and slight honey. Somewhat slick mouthfeel. This is a difficult rating for me, not only because I drank (and thoroughly enjoyed) a boatload of Kilt Lifter in my early days of exploring local beer, but because it is a immensely important brew for Arizona craft beer. Whether it is caused by changes to the recipe or my palate, Kilt Lifter simply does not taste the same to me these days. The caramel flavor has become more cloying over the years. It is still a solid flagship beer, but I now prefer most of Four Peaks’ regular lineup over it.
Frank (2304) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is very light in color for an American take on the style. This is more in line with what I’d expect from an ESB or something like that. It’s pretty tasty though, very drinkable and malt-centric with a hint of smoke.