“Robust and Strapping , Our Scotch Ale takes BIG Beers to a whole new level. Rich malt balances perfectly with delicate hops to provide a concentrated and intense flavor; an ideal companion for hearty foods, or as a meal unto itsself. Allow this ale to warm slightly in your glass to enhance its truly bold character .Sharing is encouraged, as this is one beer that lives up to its name! Hey! No peeking! Slainté!” 8.0% ABV
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into my nonic. Color is reddish-brown, with an almost non-existent head that quickly dissipates to nearly nothing. There is little carbonation, and almost no lacing is left on the glass.
Sweet, caramel maltiness mixed with dark-fruit hops. There are also very light aromas of vanilla, dark bread/yeast, and maybe some fine pipe tobacco.
Medium thick bodied; very rich and incredibly smooth going down. The main flavor is of the caramel malts from the nose, and that flavor isn’t overly bold. The aftertaste is almost nonexistent, with trace bitterness and hops on the back end.
While not quite matching the description of an intense and bold tasting beer, Kiltlifter is a pretty good. The flavors are light, but very palatable and blended incredibly well. Very smooth going down, I could probably get pretty inebriated on 3 bottles without feeling overly full. One of the easiest 8% beers I’ve ever had. I don’t know if it would truly raise my kilt, but my Haggis definitely showed some signs of life from this brew. 8/10
Moylan’s Brewing Company – Novato, California