JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brick red color and wee bit of head. (I couldn’t resist) They boast 7 varieties of malt, but the whiskey malt is most prevailant and dominates the nose. A very smooth ale with a sweet finnish. 30% cheaper than Pike’s Kilt lifter (the way American Scottish ales should be priced).
JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark redish-brown color, very small head that vanished rather quickly. Very nice malty aroma. Leaves a tingly feeling on your tongue just after swallowing, otherwise this is a great beer.
CabinBoy (4) - Louisiana, USA - APR 4, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
All I have to say is WOW! If I was wearing a kilt, it sure would have tilted mine. An excelent beer. Too bad I can’t pick this one up locally or I would make it a regular purchase.
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have eyed this scottish ale on shelves for some time, but wanted to wait until I had it on draught at the brewery. With my wait finally over, this beer did not dissapoint. Rich ruby amber in color and wafting up a warm whiskey aroma this beer lured me in for a closer inspection. Distinct whiskey element nicely rounds the flavor. This scottish ale succeeds in being full, without being rich--as far as malting is concerned. The malting blends with the product so well that it becomes undetectable--no flavor spike whatsoever--and exceptionally well balanced beer--though it does have a dry note mixed in with it. Expertly balanced with the whiskey flavor becoming even more apparent as the beer warms.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
leathery brown with terra cotta highlights, modest disk of foam left us sadly before its time. the similes that struck me as far as the aroma don’t sound flattering but i got elmers glue and turpentine. but i like this beer alot, so let’s say instead: earthy, brown sugar, graham cracker. better? appropriately sweet, nice round body, abundant malt with a nice edge of hops.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep garnet color, deep beige head, creamy but fades a bit to quickly, but nice lace that coats the glass. Large malt nose, sweet and a bit ’perfumy’, caramel, hints of toasted grains. Malt front, quite sweet, medium top, acidic, ’Coke’ like carbonation (Not the nose sniffing stuff) the soda pop, the finish is lightly hopped, dry, and not a bad beer, but not good as Pike’s Kilt Lifter, but still drinkable.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice scottish Ale. You can taste the alcohol in this one. Nice malt and carmel taste. Some smoke in the finish.
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Liked it, after a few I felt like I got my butt kicked.
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - SEP 25, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full bodied, Dark amber brew. Malty aroma with a hint of smoke. Sweet in mouth with a mild bitter finish. Great work Pyramid.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a great break from the mass produced psuedo scotch ales