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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Highlanders and Lowlanders agree, a good kilt lifting on occasion raises the spirits. With gentle roasted graininess and a touch of sweetness, Kilt Lifter is warm and strong enough for all ye lads, lasses and sheep. Put it in yer belly!

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jrob21 (3807) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a beautiful purple hue when held up to the light. Unfortunately the aroma was a little buttery but there was some nuttiness in there too. Flavor was chewy malt, purple fruit, flat cola, and nut again. Finish was a little bitter, metallic hop bitter. Judging by previous ratings it looks like this brew has its good batches and bad batches.

KieferUGA (462) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Draft. Clear, amber color. Thin, white head. Good bit of lacing. Sweet, malty aroma. Flavor is nice. Lots of malt and roasted nuts.

aracauna (3680) - Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2008
This has apparently cleared up since the last review. Pours a very dark copper brown. Clear. The malt is not thick exactly but it spreads slowly over the tongue. This would be quite satisfying for a malt craving. Low bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 5/30/2002 Total Score: 4.1
This was an amazing beer. The malt was very chewy, and there was all sorts of stuff going on. Cola and peat. Caramel and more. It was delicious. Nicely dark. There wasn't anything better at Classic City Brew fest.

Cybercat (6146) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Comes out of the tap a rich sable, nearly black, and quite opaque but with a minimal head. Aroma is rich and strong, malty with good nutty and molasses undertones and a hint of smoke or roast. Flavor fills the mouth - malty, smoky, nutty, with a touch of molasses and just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is exceptionally smooth and very pleasing. Another winner from 5 Seasons.
Earlier Rating: 5/28/2007 Total Score: 4.4
A delight! The rich dark chocolaty color is inviting; head is on the thin side. Aroma is not strong but pleasant, decidedly malty with burnt coffee undertones. The exceptionally rich flavor has strong coffee tones with smoky and nutty elements and just a touch of bitterness. This very enjoyable brew is to be sipped and savored on its own, rather than chugged down or consumed with a meal.

shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Pours a deep amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, toasty, smoky, nutty, and a nice earthy hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, nutty, toasty, smoky, earthy, and a bitter spicy earthy finish.

BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 7, 2008
Now this is by fat their best beer and the most ageworthy, having had a few different vintages now. Thanks Dennis! Incredibly rich and complex, with layer upon layer of rich toffee maltiness, with caramel and cinnamon and carob. Incredibly easy to drink and so smooth, a sipper of so many wonderful proportions.

desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2007 I’m not usually enthralled by barrel-aged beers, but this was nice. Just a touch of oakiness and vanilla complementing a rich roasted malt character. There’s a distinct Belgianesque candy sweetness to it as well. Big flavors but smooth and subtle at the same time. Good stuff.

ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Appearance: Dark walnut brown body with a thin, creamy off-white head and spotty lacing. Smell: The aroma is pretty puny with only a faint hint of peated malt and cherries. Taste: Predominately sweet malty flavor with a bit of smoky peat character. Slight maraschino cherry fruitiness. Only a faint, faint touch of hop bitterness on the altogether sweet finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Mild carbonation. Light stickiness. Drinkability: I found it to be somewhat reserved in its qualities for a scotch ale, but overall it was decent and easily drinkable.

arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2007
On tap at the restaurant. Smells malty. Smooth lactic sweetness in the mouth with a slightly musty finish, which is very soft and not that striking, but long. A very soft, restrained beer that doesn’t do much (like belie its alcohol content; that it is that strong is surprising). In my scoring system, pretty much about as average as you can get.

fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2007
I wasn’t very inpressed with this for some reason. I didn’t write any notes only scores. Huh?

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