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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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A sweet malt-dominated 80 shilling ale made from imported Scotch malt and a special heat caramelization in the kettle.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2010
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2010
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" - it’s lazy and unoriginal. So, y’know, 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..

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3588) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2010
650 ml. Hazy chestnut with a small ring of bubbles. Nose of caramel and light apple. Flavors of wood, toffee and tart apple gives way to a sourish burnt toffee and alcohol finish, with a hint of earth and oak. Medium body is smoothly carbonated and sweetish. The alcohol dries it a bit, and also provides a tingle and some warmth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5213) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 10, 2010
Sampled at Pony Bar in NYC with Andrew. Pours a dark ruby brown body. Aroma is pretty tame. Body is medium to thin, with notes of smokey bubblegum. Really interesting.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 9, 2010
On tap at pony bar. This tastes like balls... I wish I got the founders double trouble.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3370) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2010
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark copper pour with a thin tan head. Sweet malty aroma with some light smoke hints. Flavor is sweet. Very sweet. Lots of sweet and caramel malts and candy flavors with a slightly bitter and lingering finish. Not bad, but way too sweet for me.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2573) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours a caramel brown with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma is malty with caramel, lemon/grass and a hint of fruit. Flavor is toasted malts, caramel and some notes of earthiness with a slightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - NOV 19, 2008
(Bottle). Strange and unusual. Not as sweet as most Scottish ales. Very complicated flavor profile; malts, fruits, caramel, earthiness. I’m conflicted about how well it all hangs together. Distinct ripe fruit and malt aroma. Dark copper body, light brown head.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Tasted on tap. Aroma is caramel with hints of pipe tobacco. Caramel and butterscotch light sweet flavor with a weird apple skin finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 28, 2008
Amber colour, small white head. Aroma has mainly caramel malts. Flavour is sweet malty, and that’s basically all.


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