Four Peaks Brewing Co. Kilt Lifer Scottish-Style Amber Ale

This beer Kilt Lifter is a Scottish-style Amber Ale from Four Peaks Brewing Co. in Tempe, Arizona. It comes in at 6.0% ABV. This ale is a flagship beer for Four Peaks. This beer pours an amber-brown color with a one-and-a-half finger beige head. The aroma is sweet, caramel, malty, and a little toasted note. The flavor is sweet with caramel, malty notes, and smooth. The mouthfeel is higher on the medium feel. Then this beer finishes with a malted caramel flavor. Then you’ll get an aftertaste of light caramel malts. This beer is good, but I am not a big fan of this Scottish-style beer. I give this Kilt Lifter barely a B-. This beer has good malted caravan flavors. Scottish-style ales like this are trying to be light and heavy beer. Something that clashes, and the beer is just okay or even terrible. If I want a dark beer without being too dark, I’ll go for a good brown ale, like Birdsong Lazy Bird Brown. I would recommend this beer if you like this style of beer. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Throwback Thursday: Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer

Orinally posted on August 27th, 2016.

Here we have an import beer from Scotland, Innis & Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer, 6.6% ABV. This beer is aged in an oak barrel for seventy-seven day before bottling. This Innis & Gunn pours a caramel color with a one finger white fizzy head that fade kind of quickly. The aroma is sweet with hints a light vanilla and caramel with a faint toasted oak note. Original Innis & Gunn does have a sweet start to the taste, with a slight vanilla and some caramel notes then you get a bit of toffee in the middle with the oaky flavor towards the end. The finish is smooth yet semi-sweet with a nice lingering after taste of vanilla toffee. Not a bad oak aged beer; I give this one a B+. You can really taste how the aging really smoothed out the beer, usually, this Scottish style is a bit harsher but this one isn’t, it’s mellow and smooth with a nice subtle sweetness. I recommend trying Innis & Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer. It’s a nice beer. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!