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RATINGS: 448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Unlike the lighter "Scottish" ales, this is an authentic heavy Scotch ale. It is lightly hopped with a strong malt character, and a hint of peaty smokiness. Warm fermentation produces fruity esters and balances the sweet malt character.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frahmo (227) - Idaho, USA - DEC 5, 2013
On tap at the Messenger in Nampa. Dark red pour with some tan foam that stuck around. Great malty profile with a sweet backbone to it. Nice smooth finish, very tasty beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davhgbrew (888) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Pale straw golden color. Sweet bread aroma. Sips malty and surprisingly crisp. Big malt and hop presence in this one. Does have slight whiskey flavor as advertised. Typical hoppy pac west version of the style.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AdamJackson (2106) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Burnt orange minor bubbles creamy head No nose Pretty sweet. Has a lot lf lager qualities. Minor smoke and candy corn and flaky biscuits

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, and nutty malt with dates and figs, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Medium to full body and medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1106) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Pike Kilt Lifter has a thick, cream-colored head, a murky, light brown appearance, some bubble streams, and a few lacing rings left behind. The aroma is of slightly fruity, sweet brown bread crust, and light brown sugar. Taste is of sweet & sour sauce, brown bread crust, light brown sugar, moderate hop bitterness, and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and a bit velvety, and Pike Kilt Lifter finishes semi-dry, decently refreshing, and rather rich. Overall, this is tasty and interesting. RJT

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (1707) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Dark amber ale with elements of peat, wood, caramel and smoky malt. Skin of a beige head, medium weight, tangy palate with a slow, mild alcohol burn. Nice sipper for a fall day.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - AUG 31, 2013
Caramel malt and slight peat flavors...simple but pretty good. Its rather thin for a scotch though. If you like this kind of thing, dont avoid but dont seek out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeLimpert (33) - - AUG 21, 2013
This beer is not overly outstanding for the style but is very drinkable with the presence of considerably more caramel malt than anything else

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (669) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Poured from a cold bottle. Light brown color, medium off white head. Light sweet hops and malt smell. Smooth hops and malt flavor, with a little peat and bitterness ass well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattyhennessy (179) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
Pours cloudy brown. Very sweet with strong. Dark fruits and toffee is very obvious. Could be enjoyed repeatedly. Very complex in flavour.


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