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RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - 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 (1012) - - 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 (1829) - 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 (1551) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AdamChandler (3920) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1599) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (3123) - 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.

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