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style
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - JUL 27, 2004
Dark, smoky flavor, but not too strong for the style. Fairly high malt level, would definitely revisit this beer.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22014) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Draft at the source. Clear amber brown color, light tan head. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is lightly burnt caramel. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (2013) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown, with a medium, beige head, and nice lacing. Good nose of black bread, anise, peat, orange zest, cardamom. Sweet, with a light bitterness, and a good savory spice. Medium to heavy body, sticky, and doughy. This is a quality scotch ale, with a nice malty flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (1255) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2014
Light brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of caramel and malts. Taste is malts driven. Sweet but fairly balanced. Creamy mouthfeel.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (10893) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Deep amber pour. Toffee flavors, oxidized apples, light cocoa, wheat crackers. Leaves something to be desired IMO.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (1161) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Draft pours a black color with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, light chocolate, caramel. Medium bodied, very good example of the style

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (13189) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Draft - Toffee sweetness and grain. Dark clear amber with a thin head. Toffee and chocolate with a nice long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4213) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Pours a translucent brown on tap with thin tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is sweet grainy malt masked by a hint of smoke. Taste is smokier, nice balance between the bread, sweetness, and smoke. Slight burn on the way down, good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (313) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Very good body. Good color. Very nice malty flavor that is representative of a Scotch Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (12447) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Brewvival Trip Beer 30. Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear red color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, toasted malts, earth. The taste is toffee, earth, toasted mats. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4438) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
served in a tulip glass at the brewpub. Near black color with a very thin but rather durable tan head thaat leaves nice lacing. Has a subtle dak fruit nose with some grain coming through and giving the aroma of fruity baked bread. The favor is a bit too sweet; not smoky; hints of wine (rose?), spices and dark fruits. With a bit of warming, the flavor got better. Good carbonation level. O - a very odd but tasty "Scotch Ale"; similar to what Id expect from a Belgian brewery making this style of ale. High ABV fairs well in both flavor (blends well) and aroma (largely hidden).


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