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RATINGS: 694   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Robust and strapping, our Scotch Ale takes BIG Beers to a whole new level. Rich malt balances perfectly with delicate hops to provide a concentrated and intense flavor; an ideal companion for hearty foods, or as a meal unto itself. Allow this ale to warm slightly in your glass to enhance its truly bold character. Sharing is encouraged, as this is one beer that lives up to its name! Hey! No peeking! Slainté!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours a darker brown color with off-white head. Caramel malt and toffee on the nose with a hint of scotch; follows onto the palate. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1256) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
August 30th, 2011 - Kilt lifting jokes are a sacred art to the kilt wearer. I’ve put on a a kilt in my time, and it attracts equal parts compliments and kilt lifting jokes. Putting a manly skirt on invites the gender identity confusion and the accompanying jokes, and it’s all done in good fun. Thus, it comes as no surprise that McSorley’s Kilt Lifter would appear in a stocking one Christmas - a good-natured ribbing from Santa Claus. There’s nothing exceptional about the beer’s dressings. A thin white head tops a dark amber brown. The real treat comes in the aroma, where overflowing aromas of malt and oozing caramel, contrasted with the dull sugary smell of a well-bruised apple. The flavor steps of the residual sugars, mimicking the aroma’s love for the malts and caramel that remind me of a rich bucket of malt extract. Unlike the aroma, the acidic touch in the flavor reminds me of a spritz of acidic apple, fresh and UNripe, matched with a subtler touch of cotton candy and wrapped in a nearly stifling blanket of ethanol. It’s a scotch ale without the dominant smells and tastes of peat, favoring instead caramel and malt - a delicious beer to go with the events where I tend to don my kilt - places where fried foods and scotch eggs are on the menu, and where everyone else is probably drinking Guinness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (949) - - MAR 1, 2014
Bomber. Sweet caramel and toffee malt with a hint of smokiness. Pours caramel colored with a thin tan head and very little lacing. Gigantic sweetness from caramel and toffee malt to start. Finishes smooth with a hint of smokiness. Good scotch ale, but a little overwhelming on how sweet the malts are. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vcoggins (53) - Cypress, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Pours a clear, dark burnt red / amber color, with one finger tan head. Aroma is strong caramel/toffee malt, very light smokiness, vanilla and slight spice. Also faint earthy hops. The taste is big and malty, with a lot of the sweet sugary caramel and toffee candy bar notes as well as some dark fruits. The smokiness is very reserved. The mouth feel is medium with a smooth creamy feel and light to medium carbonation. A decent Scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
P: Vivacious iced tea appearance with a small dollop of tan micro bubbles. S: Sugar dates soaked in scotch with a spicy base. Toasted toffee, and damp grains. T/M: Herbs, subtle b-vitamins, dry straw, barley, cherry Ricola cough drops, chocolate covered cherries, tea tannins, scotch soaked figs and dates. Sweeter and more herbal than I expected from the nose. The scotch flavor is muted unlike the more boozy nose. The live cultures really create pa different taste than most wee heavies. Body is on the lighter side and actively carbonated. Semis dry finish. O: An interesting take on the style that create a terrific easy drinking beer. Some of the flavors test the taste buds. All in all a successful beer that I would like to drink on St. Patty’s day. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Weidemann (6) - USA - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
Nice amber color, a bit cloudy. Nutty & slightly sweet aroma. Medium mouthfeel and slight creaminess. Taste is overall nutty, medium-low sweetness and a hint of well-done toast. A decent beer, I'm willing to explore more styles from Moylan's. Better alternative: Devil's Canyon Full Boar Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vodka4blood (120) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pretty darn good scotch ale…. I am biased towards this, my favorite of all styles of beer. Starting to think that, sometimes, this kind of brew really benefits from aging, w/ or without wooden barrels either. I think I detect a bit of vanilla?? Will begin drinking this one on a regular basis I think.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1971) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
as with most things Moylans, this was a perfectly serviceable beer, though nothing too exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Tastes and smells like it has tea mixed in. Not bad but relatively weak flavor for a Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1511) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
The Royston ontap (7-Dec-13) Light sweet toffee aroma. Amber Brown colour, good head and spidery suds lacing. Sweet toffee light roast malt flavour. Sweet fruit herbal toffee finish and light bitter tangy fruit malt aftertaste.

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