Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale - Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
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5/5 rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
review is for a can into a pint glass. however, I have had this beer in bottle, tap, growler, can and bourbon barrel aged.
Pours a maple syrup brown color, with medium bubbles and a decent off white head.
smell is toasted bread, pretzels, malt and scotch
taste is hard for me to describe, but I really like it. Sweet, malty, brown sugar, butter (especially in the bourbon barrel aged version), maybe some graham crackers.
mouthfeel is perfectly carbonated with the right amount of chew and great aftertaste with a great finish.
Overall, my go to beer. I know that I rated it as perfect, even though it's not, but I can't think of any major flaws. My biggest problem with it, if you can describe it as such, is that I can't figure out what it tastes like. It doesn't taste like most other scottish ales, it has much less smoke to me, but I can't really define it. And, a suggestion for those of you that can easily find this, try it with a splash of bourbon in your glass before your pour. It closely resembles the bourbon barrel aged version, and brings out flavors of both liquids very well. Also, it pairs great with lemon bars.
If you have never had this, go out of your way to try it!
Serving type: can
09-08-2012 03:08:03 | More by searsclone
Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.