Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale

12 oz bottle, Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. $2.49 for the single.
Pour is a rich garnet body which looks good, but the head and lace are just woefully disappointing considering the style. I want a rich, dense head and (at least in part) because of the ABV and the way the alcohol is constructed in this beer I am disappointed. Lower the ABV and get a better beer is what I say.
Anyway, nose has alcohol and quite a bit of sherry amongst the malt base. As expected and nice.
Tastes reflect the nose and lay o the sweet side of things which sits well with me. A touch of alcohol burn in the finish that I can do without. Mouthfeel lacks density and is a little light for the style and for what I am looking for. The alcohol presence seems to cause the mouthfeel to thin out even more. Lots of sugars present
I dunno, for one of my favorite styles, and a brewer that I like, the alcohol here seems to intrude upon the brew in a way that’s not good. There’s a certain lack of balance that seems to manifest itself in more than one area and spoils the beer a little for me.

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07/31/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 4
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.53
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