Beer 298/365 – Moylan’s Kilt Lifter Scottish Ale

Moylans Kilt Lifter Scottish Ale

Style: Wee Heavy / Scottish Ale

ABV: 8.0%

Purchased at: D’s Six Pack – Monroeville PA

What makes this beer different: Alcohol is very well hidden for 8%ABV

Will I be drinking this again: Possibly, depends what my other choices are.

Grade: B+

9/2/2010: I went to visit my buddy to see his baby today. He lives about a half hour east of the city near one of the places that introduced me to craft beer; D’s Six Packs. I stopped in and they still have a pretty good variety, but the thing about this place is their prices have always been some of the best in Pittsburgh.

Kilt Lifter has a really strong nose, caramel malts, earthy, almost a bourbon kick? and overall just very sweet. The flavor like most Scottish ales is mostly caramel/toffee, with some brown sugar, and a bourbony kick. The flavor is really sweet but not too much so, but one thing that knocks this down a peg is the mouthfeel as its a bit lighter for the style. Which is odd because even though the mouthfeel is light, the ABV is hidden very very well.

Picture of the day: Super Mario 3 was my favorite video game growing up so I had to post this one.

Beer 179/365 – Three Floyds Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale

Style: Scottish Ale

ABV: 6.5%

Purchased at: Sent to me in a trade

What makes this beer different: Pretty typical Scottish Ale

Will I be drinking this again: Hopefully, if Ohio can finally get licensed for FFF.

Grade: B+

5/6/2010: So far I have had a decent amount of Three Floyds beer. All have been acquired through trades considering their beer doesn’t make it any farther east than Indiana. Every beer I have tried from them have all had their own little twist on their respective style. This is the first one that was a pretty straight Scottish Ale to me.

Robert the Bruce is a pretty straight forward Scottish Ale in my opinion. The smell is a lot of caramel malt, a little bit of chocolate too maybe? The taste is all about the caramel, and yes a bit of chocolate that I got in the smell. A tiny bit of bitter hops going on. Mouthfeel is a bit on the heavier side, like with other Scottish ales (This effect is intentional as these styles are boiled longer than normal). Alcohol has a little bit of a punch at 6.5%, would have guessed it closer to 8.5%. Overall a good beer, just no wow factor to it.

Picture of the day: I suffer from this for sure. Sleep Cycles.

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