Carolina Beer Co. Cottonwood Lift Your Kilt Scottish Ale

RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
The Cottonwood Lift Your Kilt Scottish Ale has been a tradition in the hills of Carolina for ten years- the Scottish Ale that is, (we arent sure about the kilt.) Based on an authentic Scottish recipe, this is a lightly hopped, malty, and naturally sweet ale rich copper in color. Lift Your Kilt finishes smooth with just a hint of smoked malt. The founding member of our "HIGH COTTON" line, this ale is proud to be the first HIGH GRAVITY beer we brewed after the new law passed in August 2005.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2005
New "High Gravity" bottled version. ABV is listed as 8.5% on the bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet with hints of caramel and molasses. Flavor is way too sweet and one dimensional. Not recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2007
12 oz. bottle gave me a hazy amber-brown with small tan head. Nose is sweet caramel and yeast. Well, the taste is alcohol with sweet caramel and a hint of toast. Mouth feel was medium, and there was a sweet-sour after taste, reminds me of a young barley wine. MysterySwap 2.0, thanks to -TURDFERGUSON.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2008
This is, I think, my favorite Cottonwood yet. Had it after a brewery tour. Packed with rich malty flavor. I will be looking for this in bottles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2007
The color was a watery red/brown. The head was thin, white and disappeared quickly. The aroma was sweet, had hints of caramel, and a musty-type smell. The musty element was very distinguished. The palate was a little lacking, but the finish was nice and warm.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Amber in color with a nice creamy white head. Malty and sticky. Not a big fan of the style but this beer had a nice subtle finish for being so high in ABV. Nice beer guys.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Bottle. This is a beautiful pour: deep oak brown color, off-white head. Deep malty and sweet aroma - actually smells like fresh malts at a distillery - slightly smoky as well. Flavors are sweet but not one-dimensional. Malt flavors somewhat like corn flakes, also dark fruits like figs and raisins, maybe chocolate-covered raisins. Some scotch/malt flavor, but not exactly whisky. Sweet fruits come out even more as it warms up. Very tasty, even if the littlest bit sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rhino44 (22) - Afton, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2006
this beer smells and taste like watered down scotch, slightly sweeter with a hint of fruit. very mild fror the 8.5 abv

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