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Pumphouse Kiltlifter Scottish Ale

Pumphouse Kiltlifter Scottish Ale
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
At nearly 8% ABV, this strong ale packs caramel sweetness & a slight hint of smoked malt to go with its powerful punch.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigbish (511) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
This is a pretty decent beer. Nice body, sweet flavor with lots of malts. Just a touch of bitterness. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4788) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Cloudy reddish beer - very sweet, almost sticky - there is a lot of smokiness in this one, both from the peat smoked malt they use, and the phenols from the yeast - however, there are a lot of other unwanted/undesirable phenols as well (mostly plasticy, band-aid qualities) - the strength and sweetness cover these up a little, but there are still hard to ignore - this beer was lucky I liked the smoky character so much.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra. Not an incredible scotch. My kilt has yet to lift. Pretty smooth. Surprisingly hoppy in the finish, and gets a little sour, but pretty nice overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2008
tap at brewery. brown/copper pour. sour matls, rich malitness, nutty, coffee. light smokiness. good brew.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Generally I prefer Scottish ales to be more stout. But again, I decided to let this one speak for itself rather than comparing it to the "extreme" brews I’ve grown accustomed to. Pours copper with amber highlights. Tastes a bit smoky and medicinal with a very nice lightly roasted malt. A bit of peat and honey, too. Taken together, they remind of Scotch, which I suppose isn’t so bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Tap @ Pumphouse: Poured a dark brown-amber color with a medium sized beige head. Smokey, caramel and sweet malt aroma. The flavor was malty and sweet with a hint of fruit and bread. Light smoke with a semi-sweet finish. Light-medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 10/14/07: Pours a dark copper mahogany with a nicely-lacing light tan head. Aroma of good sweet peaty caramel and a touch of doughy yeast. Body starts with good sweet caramely maltiness, giving way to a great, authentic, rich peaty smoky finish. A nice Scotch ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/14/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

hazy dark amber, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace, sweet caramel aroma with light earthy hops and a hint of smoke, sweet dark caramel flavor, lots of earthy smokey peat character, nice bitterness arises out of the earthy character for a long bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Clear amber with little head. Great roasted malts. Yummy. Had on tap a few months ago.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2006
on tap-pours a creamy tan head and dark copper color. Aroma sweet malt. Taste is major smoky, sweet malt. OK carbonation.


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