DiarmaidBHK (2272) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours brown with a thin khaki head that leaves a lot of lacing. Has a slight tartness on the nose. Fruity and tart on the tongue. Finishes clean Do they brew anything to style here?
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This had a slight sweet/tartness that isnít usual yet I loved. Deep and malty. Easy to drink. Really a great brew.
hamilton23 (546) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours a rich mahogany (like Ron Burganyís office) with a fair amount of off-white head. Aroma is tons of smoked peat. Taste is slightly sweet with some smoke and hints of dried figs. A decent beer in this style, but far from the best I have had.
Slipstream (1775) - USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The label has a funny drawing of a pair tough highlanders on it. Surprisingly fruity aroma, with some yeast too. It is sweet and malty all right, like a good SA should be. The noticeably fruity flavor conjures up thoughts of sweet cider and even sweet wine. There are some nice complexities around the edges too. Good.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle @Brewers Jam-pours a thin light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is fruity, medium malt. Taste is fruity, medium malt, spice hops.
Ughsmash (6668) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber. Poured medium amber with a short off-white head. The aroma picked up artificially-sweetened caramel and fruity notes with a definite sour kicker.. a touch smoky. The flavor was strong with sourness and apparent infection.. fruity and caramel sweetness at the core were overrun by the sours.. a pinch of smoked peat on the edges.. tacky sour fruits and residual sugars on the finish. Grainy and sour on the palate with lots of carbonation.. not good.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dirty copper amber with thin head. Rich scent of caramel, toffee, bit of chocolate. First taste is overly sweet. Then there is a too strong sourness that melds into boozy marmelade. Something fishy in the tartan.
lithy (3000) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red-brown, beige cover. Aroma is sweet cocoa, caramel, a bit of that typical scottish metallic maltiness. Taste is more cocoa, caramel, sweet chocolate.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber pours a dirty dark amber with a medium sized tan head. Muted aroma of toasted caramel and vague earthy and fruity hops. Taste is malt driven, with caramel and toffee dominating the subdued earthy hops. A hint of ripe pear skins and a vague earthy hop bitterness add some balance.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Did you know there are 17 beers named "kilt lifter" in the database? Two are retired, but still. Naming your Scottish or scotch ale kilt lifter is like naming your brown "downtown brown" - itís lazy and unoriginal. So, yíknow, kudos for not naming this kilt lifter. That said, this was pretty good, rather heavy and syrupy, very sweet, and an odd grape-like flavor. Some cinnamon, some horehound candy, and some red wine..