Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale | Five Seasons Prado

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Brewed by:
Five Seasons Prado
Georgia, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Cyberkedi on 11-09-2008

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served in a tulip glass at the brewpub.

A hazy ruby red (at least when backlit). Very thin but rather durable tan head. Leaving nice lacing.

A subtle fruit nose with some grain coming through and giving the aroma of baked bread.

Rather sweet; not smoky; hints of wine (rose?), spices and dark fruits. With a bit of warming, the flavor got even better, and any slight wine quality was replaced with a fine brandy.

Crisp and warm, with a medium body. Good carbonation level.

O - a very odd but delicious "Scotch Ale"; similar to what I'd 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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Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark walnut brown body with a thin, creamy off-white head and spotty lacing.

Smell: The aroma is pretty puny with only a faint hint of peated malt and cherries.

Taste: Predominately sweet malty flavor with a bit of smoky peat character. Slight maraschino cherry fruitiness. Only a faint, faint touch of hop bitterness on the altogether sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Mild carbonation. Light stickiness.

Drinkability: I found it to be somewhat reserved in its qualities for a scotch ale, but overall it was decent and easily drinkable.

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Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of glid02
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub.

Pours a deep chestnut brown color with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of sweet caramel malts with hints of roastiness. Also present are mild amounts of burnt toffee.

Tastes OK. Sweet caramel malts kick things off and are joined quickly by hints of medium fruit flavors that taste somewhat out of place. Midway through the sip hints of roast come into play along with equal parts butterscotch and toffee. Hints of spicy hops come into play before allowing roasted and caramel malt flavors fade out into a mildly sweet ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I didn't have any problems finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I wasn't a huge fan of this beer as the flavor profile didn't seem to be terribly clean. Not worth seeking out but not worth avoiding either.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap a rich sable, nearly black, and quite opaque but with a minimal head. Aroma is rich and strong, malty with good nutty and molasses undertones and a hint of smoke or roast. Flavor fills the mouth - malty, smoky, nutty, with a touch of molasses and just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is exceptionally smooth and very pleasing. Another winner from 5 Seasons.

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Photo of jophish17
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz gravity pour at the Brick Store. $5 for the glass

Aroma: pretty standard scents of malts and nuttiness

Appearence: very dark body, somewhere between dark brown and black. Not much head, but a little bit of lacing to stick to the glass.

Taste: nice blend of malts, caramel being the highlight. I got a bit of cocoa flavor mixed in, with some nuttiness and Coke syrup. A little sweetness overall, and a touch of smoke in the finish. Pretty good tasting Scottish Ale, traditional and simple.

Feel: Not quite chewy, but a solid mouthfeel. No carbonation.

Drinkability: drinks to its abv. One or two would be enough, I'd happily revisit another day

A fine beer. However, with so many other great beers to choose from at the BSP, one was good enough for me.

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Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of MacMalt
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZinFanDave
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of gabeerfan
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Arrived a dark brown with ruby highlights on the edges. No head to speak of when it arrived.
Somewhat light aromas. Some nuttiness, molasses, dark bread.
Flavors are more intense, but not over the top at all. Subtle nuttiness but more intense molasses. Toasted dark bread. Some sweetness, but not at all cloying.
Smooth mouthfeel from the cask.
Pretty drinkable beer. Like many Scottish Ales, this is not a session beer at all, but it's quite tasty and recommended.

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Photo of Theaudiblesigh
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the moment I took a smell of this beer I knew it would be a great beer. The element that impressed me about it was the thick taste yet no after taste. A must try for dark ale fans. The texture was great and did not match the smell at all. While delightful, the smell misleading as this beer goes down very smoothly.

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Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale from Five Seasons Prado
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 13 ratings