Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale
Moylan's Brewery

Kilt Lifter Scotch AleKilt Lifter Scotch Ale
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Moylan's Brewery
California, United States
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Ranked #130
Ranked #23,080
3.73 | pDev: 12.87%
Oct 08, 2023
Jun 07, 2002
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Rated: 4.37 by Beecham from California

Oct 08, 2023
Rated: 4.71 by davewave1 from California

Sep 27, 2023
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Reviewed by LucidoMMA from California

5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pours a very prominent Amber color almost raspberry but not quite, with a thin but sturdy retentive head.

Smells a bit grainy with a mix of roasted malts..?

Taste is very scotch heavy without the bite, very smooth. Mid, is almost a milk chocolate like flavor, finishes with a very nice scotch taste with no bitterness at all.

Very smooth, best scotch ale I've had
Dec 08, 2022
Rated: 5 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Dec 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
650 ml bottle, as Moylan’s Scotch Ale, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.0%. Golden reddish brown colour, large off-white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and woodwork, hints of dark dried fruits and red wine vinegar. Malty flavour, notes of caramel and dark dried fruits again, very moderate hops. Smooth to drink. Enjoyable.
May 30, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Scrappy notes from early 2011.
This beer has a dark iced tea color with a creamy tan head. It's smell is sweet and flowery with bready malts. The taste is fantastic and fresh and a little bit fruity with a good amount of hops balancing out the sweet malt. I love the hops that are used here. It has a smooth creamy texture and drinks easy for it's alcohol content. It's also a little bit toasty with caramel. I got the last bottle in the store. It is excellent and fresh tasting.
Oct 12, 2021
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
No canning date; consumed on 7/16/21

Pours a clear yet deep varnished mahogany body with rusted maroon accents, and capped with two fingers of taut, pale beige foam; good head retention yields a quarter-finger of silky, creamy cap, large, frothy collar, and firm layers of webby lacing lining the walls of the glass.

Aroma offers a supreme caramel tone upfront, expressively floral textures underscoring ample depth as brown bread toast subtleties become apparent; toffee and a tinge of smoke bring a sense of weight over the middle of the bouquet before an even lighter spritz of minerality balanced with brown sugar notes closes.

Taste features heavier notes of burnt caramel and light bread crust accents upfront, with a Flintstones vitamin sort of chalky character a temporary interlude before figgy esters engage the sweeter aspects of the malt profile once more over the mid-palate; ashy toffee realizes a heavier earthy quality, though a soft stone fruit after effect sees brown sugar sweetness through for a richness on the finish.

Mouthfeel shows a medium-light body with a fluffy, moderate-high carbonation, gliding with a delicate spritz through the mid-palate; consistency is firmly fluttery, deft and almost weightless for the ABV, with a mild warmth and background char easing through the background of the back end toward a dry finish.

With an almost decadent simplicity, a single-minded focus guides this take on the uniquely amplified yet approachable malt profile of the scotch ale; though vacillations in roast expression do breed breed sense of inconsistency with the predominant sweetness, the foundational drinkability and committed execution doesn't waver.
Jul 17, 2021
Rated: 4.78 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Mar 17, 2021
Rated: 4.11 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

Feb 27, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Nov 18, 2020
Rated: 4.3 by Archfiend from Illinois

Sep 29, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Aug 24, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by SierraNevallagash from Maine

Jun 15, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Dec 15, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by oksooners2000 from Oklahoma

Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by gr8fulbeerhead from California

Apr 11, 2019
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Reviewed by sjdevel from Utah

3.02/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Looks quite clear and a nice 2-3 finger head. Decent retention.

Smells like faint malt and some dark caramel

Tastes a bit watery and is more aromatic than flavorful. Some caramel and malt. A strange off putting chemical flavor. After taste is quite odd

Mouth feel is pretty thin for a Scotch style brew. Not sure if this would qualify as a medium bodied beer.

Overall I am disappointed in this beer. I tried a bunch of beer on a trip to CA. After visiting Russian River, Bear Republic, and North Coast Brewing, this was a big let down. I would not buy this again. I am a big fan of powerful Scotch ales....this one is not.
Mar 23, 2019
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jan 22, 2019
Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale from Moylan's Brewery
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