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RATINGS: 467   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
oregontarheel (45) - - MAR 9, 2014
IBU 27. Poured into a frozen mug. Beautiful appearance. Copper red. Tiny bubbles. Medium head. No real aroma that stands out at all. Taste lightly hopped, malty and sweet. Average beer at best. Pike makes a much better IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajmkendrick (23) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2014
The Pikeís Kilt Lifter was one of the first beers that I drank when I moved out here to the Seattle area. Since there are so many beers to try and so little time, I havenít tried the same beer twice since Iíve been out here, but since I hadnít done a quick review on this one and It was so good, I had to try it again. The Kilt Lifter pours a nice reddish amber color with a thick tan head.It smells a little like a sweet yeast bread. It tastes mildly of a smoke and orange with a hint of sweet malt. It is nicely carbonated, itís like a peach on the palate. It is easy to drink and went well with a spicy meal.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FrankBrew (43) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Don't really know Scottish ales but this it's a stout to me. Carmel flavors and aromas. Nice and smooth but that's about it Rated by CEO of Frankbrewco

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (332) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours Amber with a white head. Aromas of malt. Flavors of malt with a hint of smokiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1468) - Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2014
On draught at Blast Burger. Dark golden brown color with light tan head. Aroma is smoked peat, sweet caramel malt, and light grass hops. Taste is sweet breast malt, caramel, toffee, peat, and grass. Sweet finish with a touch of bitter at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
9/26/2012. Sampled at the brewery in Seattle. Light amber with a white head. Malty aromas with light fruit, spice and smoke. Flavors are very malty with sweet fruity notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (794) - - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle from the Beer and Wine Haus, Seaside, OR. Caramel malt aroma with some toffee and a little bit of peat. Pours caramel colored with a thin white head and no lacing. Sweet caramel malt flavor with some peat. Finishes smooth with a little bit of a hoppy finish. Good scotch ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fatehunter (1596) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours two fingers on a hazy dark straw colored body. The aroma is fruity: apricot, apple and pear. A touch too ripe though. The taste is ripe apricot, bitter grapefruit, with a sweet finish. Unbalanced. The texture is heavy, a little sticky with moderate carbonation. This one never gets it all together at the same time. Individual elements were okay, but...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1550) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
No bottle date Pours a nice bourbon caramel with a small fleeting white residue. Brilliant clarity. Smells of toast, english tea, some brown sugar and a wee bit of cinnamon. Flavor carries plenty of bread, some yeast and slight oxidation (cardboard), hints of tea. Medium bodied with light carb and a noninvasive finish. A decent, approachable beer. I can see myself grabbing this on a cool fall day. Serving type: bottle 07-05-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frahmo (316) - 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.

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