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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Unlike the lighter "Scottish" ales, this is an authentic heavy Scotch ale. It is lightly hopped with a strong malt character, and a hint of peaty smokiness. Warm fermentation produces fruity esters and balances the sweet malt character.

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3.7
asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2005
Almost clear, bronze with a filmy, white top that doesn’t last. Smokey malt, nicely balanced with hops a fruit to contrast some toffee malt fill the aroma, while a biscuity and smokey malt flavour are in perfect balance with hops flavour and bittering and toffee malt sweetness. Medium body with mild carbonation and a clean, yet sweet finish.

3.6
nicplemel (19) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Ahh Kilt Lifter... this is one of the beers that helped me search out better beers. With out Kilt Lifter I’d still be a Macro drinker (perish the thought). I don’t think I’d ever just buy a single bottle but when one needs a reasonably priced six pack this is where I go looking, especially when I know I’ll be having guest. It’s not amazing but it works well as a happy medium.

4.2
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 A subtle cotton candy sweetness on the initial taste followed by a mild hint of Scotch on the finish makes this a true taste treat. Grab one, if you can. You won’t be disappointed.

3.2
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
Golden amber body with no real head. Malty nose with some peat smoke. Great malts, medium body, faint smoke, with a very nice hopped up finish.

3.2
austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 28, 2005
This beer is HOPPY! Like, as in, IPA hoppy! Beware. Pretty sweet malts in there, but the alcohol burn is substantial and, given the sweetness, you’d think it was 8% abv, not 6.7%. Anyhoo, this beer is indeed lightly smoked and has some woodiness to it. If you’re into that sort of thing (I’m not particularly), then go for it. Bitterness lingers on the tongue.

3.5
zarniwoop (6) - Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2005 does not count
Indeed, this is a very strong scotch ale. Malty, with a nice hoppy kick. The only reservation is the aftertaste, which is somewhat bitter.

2.8
motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 12, 2004
on tap at pike. pretty standard scotch ale, quite a sweet, brown sugar aroma, generic scottish peaty character and some stewed apricot flavour. i struggle a bit with the sweetness of this style but i dunno

3.2
IndianaRed (5041) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2004
On Tap at Kahootz. Medium amber color with a small off-white head. Thin, but even lacing. Aromas of carmel, hops and malt. Flavor is sharp, malty, with some woody flavors and a good hop kick. The feel is a bit thin and quite lively carbonation. Finish is slightly biter hops lingering.

3.5
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Amber color with thin beige head, and moderate lacing. Roasty honey malts hit first, very strong, with a bitter tangy finish.

3.7
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2004
A very sweet malty/caramel aroma. Slightly hazy orange with a small white fast falling head. Taste starts malty sweet, with some good caramel roasty tones, good balance and a sweet finish. A very smooth tasty brew.


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