Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale | Moylan's Brewery

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Kilt Lifter Scotch AleKilt Lifter Scotch Ale
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Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery
California, United States
moylans.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 06-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
738
Reviews:
399
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
66
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0
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Ratings: 738 |  Reviews: 399
Photo of crow
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Njod2003
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reradford
3.07/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rpm0003
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlkluther
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a very unique Wee Heavy. No peat or smokiness but in the background there is a dark fruit pruned flavour. In a strange way it all works and is a very enjoyable wee heavy.

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Photo of infinitebruner
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

November 12, 2015

16 oz can, snifter

A – Rich mahogany with deep amber hues, the color of rich toffee. A very thin off-white to cream-colored head barely registers before fading quickly. Mostly clear, maybe light sediment haze.

S – A lot of toffee and rich caramel lead the nose. Light chocolate and minor notes of vanilla and cherries. All malt, perhaps a tinge of herbal-sweet hop aromas.

T – Like liquid crème brulee, with toffee, caramelized brown sugar, and light vanilla all prominent in the mix. No hop flavor.

M – Medium to medium-full body, very malty with mild sweetness. Carbonation is moderate but seems much lower because of the malt level.

O – A very flavorful scotch ale, very satisfying, if not particularly memorable.

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Photo of Brandon632
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aoampm
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mitzvahman72
4.74/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

With a bronze color, it has a nicely subtle, malt forward and balanced taste, with a light citrus and dried fruit aroma that’s not too citrusy. It also has some subtle dried fruit aftertaste to compliment its balanced mouthfeel. Overall, this is a solid non-peat scotch ale!

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Photo of cwp0111
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This style is all about maltiness: pure, unadulterated malt goodness. This smells promising, with large amounts of caramel, molasses, and brown sugar coexisting with powerful fruit esters. I could use a touch more smoke, but otherwise the aroma succeeds. The flavor brings nice amounts of caramel sweetness throughout. Hints of cherry, peach, brown sugar, molasses, and graham cracker appear as well. Basically, just like the nose suggested (don't you love that?) I swear I'm tasting an illusory glimpse of smoke here and there, along side a touch of earthy hop flavors. It also has a full, round, lush, and sweet texture - this is sipper through and through. This is the kind of beer I *WANT* to sip, though. I like this style, and this is a really good example of said style.

3.68/5: A delicious cold-weather sipper

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Photo of thebooyakid
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rawfish
3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of weuntouchable
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beaverapproved
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBuckley73
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sillyhed8
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours garnet chestnut under a finely bubbled 1” cream colored foam collar that produces gothic window lace.
S: Spice malts and light creamed corn.
T: Rich malt flavors, bread, caramel to toffee, trace of anise, slight fruit, plum, finishes with a moderate hop accent.
F: Smooth, creamy, full body, medium to medium low carbonation
O: A malty, smooth, full flavored beer.

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Photo of Albianfire
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look - dark copper, murky like a chill haze. No particles floating though I had expected them.

Smell - Malt forward, no hops that I can find, sweet, very slight alcohol. Smells good.

Taste - sweet Carmel malts, light sting in the back of the mouth to offset some of the sweetness. I won't count it against the beer but, unfortunately the earthy taste I pick up is very reminiscent of alfalfa tablets my mom gave me as a kid.

Mouthfeel - medium with light carbonation. Not syrupy as with many malty higher gravity beers.

Overall - if I can get over my childhood vitamin/supplements trauma I would be quicker to return to this beer. Many others would probably love it.

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Photo of DamnYankeeHeadHunter
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale from Moylan's Brewery
3.72 out of 5 based on 738 ratings.
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