Kilt Lifter Scotch-Style Ale
, Moylan's Brewing Company, Novato, California, 8.00% ABV
The Kilt Lifter Scotch-Style Ale from Moylan's Brewing Company in Novato, California pours out chestnut brown in color with good clarity and a creamy, one finger, light tan head that hangs around for a bit. Aromas of burnt caramel, touch of spice, roast malt, a little grassy hops and nuttiness. In the mouth this comes first with sweet malts (toffee, caramel flavors) intertwined with nutty hints and milk chocolate. Just a little spice and some tartness toward the end. Medium to full bodied. Nice lacing. Moderate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. The flavors linger on and on in the finish. An excellent ale that is big (8% ABV) but hides its alcohol through multiple layers of complexity
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