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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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kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009
Name: Glenkevin Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
Date: October 14, 2002
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: brown with ruby highlights, thin tan head
Aroma: carmel malt aroma
Flavor: rich sweet malt flavor, lots of chocolate character that turns into carmel upon warming, hint of peat

Name: Glenkevin Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
Date: April 03, 2003
Score: i+
much drier malt flavor, only a touch of sweetness, just too dry for a scotch ale, must be a mistake, a big drop for this usually fine ale

Name: Glenkevin Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
Date: March 03, 2005
Score: downgrade iii to ii
still dry, and now a bit thin, too, a touch of smokey peat character, the sweetness barely shows up at the end but it remains too thin

Name: Glenkevin Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
Date: May 12, 2006
Score: ii to iii
the rich malt is back, lots of chocolate, nice fruity character, touch of sweetness from the start,

Name: Glenkevin Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
Date: June 05, 2008
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Score: 3.4 to 3.7
Aroma: rich dark caramel malt aroma with a great dark fruit character, touch of sweetness balanced by peaty earth
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich malt flavor is still around, touch of dark caramel sweetness brings out the fruit, nice earthy smokey peat character
Overall: glen has this one tuned in nicely but let it warm up to fully bloom

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

Name: Kilt Lifter Dry Hop Cask
Date: January 18, 2009

alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Enjoyed this with kleyland. Pours about right in color; dark brown with some reddish tones. Aroma was not as peaty as I would have liked, but had some nice caremel malt/toffee, coffee and general roasted malts. Flavor was much of the same; a light hop presence. Very enjoyable.

NachlamSie (3597) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Draught. Pours a very dark mahogany with a small tan head. Sweet, slighty peaty nose with hints of toffee and grapes. The flavor is nicely juicy with notes of earth, caramel, rum, and a finish of plums and a cigar. It’s a tasty little Scotch ale, not extra complex or out of the ordinary, but very balanced and drinkable.

muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Draught at the 5 Seasons brew pub. Dark ruby pour with a bubbly beige head. Aroma is strong sweet malts with dark fruity notes. Flavor is sweet, it’s multi-dimensional, but the mouthfeel is a bit thin for the style. The hoppy finish is very well placed, and oh as it warms up, the mouthefeel issue is resolved. Quite a good brew.

shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Tap. Sweet bing cherry and malt aroma. Dark amber color with small head. Initially a moderate hops flavor followed by a very nice caramel and cherry flavor and a hint of smokiness. Has a nice hops finish. Very nicely blended on the fruity side.

unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2006
On tap at the 5. Medium reddish brown. aroma of rich malt and grape candy. Flavor of rich malt. Med-full body. Went great with my duck liver salad.

Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Moderate toasted malt, carmelly aroma with a ’fresh’ edge. Clear dark amber color with a small head that qickly faded, little or no lace. Comes on a bit sweet at first, increasing in sweetness then a moderate bitterness brings balance to the mix. Medium to full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol subtle but apparent. Easily drinkable, perhaps too easy for my taste.

Quillaraymi (89) - USA - SEP 19, 2006
Although it was a little watery for my taste I liked this Ale. I loved the light hop aroma and the bitterness was perfect.

NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2006
The aroma is frustratingly mild...there are hints of raisn and whiskied cherries, but it is very muted. It’s a shame because this could smell great if the concentration were higher. The body is a dark mohagony and supports a thumb thick tan head that is mostly lasting. Rich lightly roasted malt makes up the fore and the whole range is redolent with dark fruits, maple, caramel, apple and even a mild touch (suggestions) of spice. Very faint hint of smoke in the finish. Not perfect by any means, but it has a commendable range of flavor and is enjoyable to drink.

scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2006
A nice after dinner sipper - Deep brownish red, thin white creamy head. Rich nose of caramel, cherry, raisin, brown sugar and smoke. Super malty flavors abound with all the above aromas, semi-sweet throughout, and a light hop dose late. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, slightly smoky, dark sweet malt finish. I liked it, but this sweet tooth can only handle one in a sitting...

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