N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís winter now and that means dry air in the house. Dry air means sore throats and sore throats mean going to sleep with a lozenge in my mouth. For various biological and parental reasons, I lack the ability to unconsciously consume a lozenge while I sleep. Flash forward two hours later and I startle awake with cotton mouth and a dry stone lozenge against my sticky cheek. And that is what I think of with this beer. Itís a bit of sweet toffee with mild flavors and more balance towards the hops than Iíd have thought.
harrymel (516) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Frahmo (114) - Idaho, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Davhgbrew (730) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Burnt orange minor bubbles creamy head
Pretty sweet. Has a lot lf lager qualities. Minor smoke and candy corn and flaky biscuits
BeerandBlues2 (8456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ronaldtheriot (974) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
stevoj (1336) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Hopsclation (79) - Chicago, - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JoeLimpert (33) - - AUG 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is not overly outstanding for the style but is very drinkable with the presence of considerably more caramel malt than anything else
mike5326 (468) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.