Wood Aged Kilt Lifter

Washington
United States
Wood Aged Kilt Lifter The Pike Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

The Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch style ale is aged in Westland Whiskey barrels to create a beer of intense flavor. This smooth beer carries full whiskey tones along with its trademark peat-smoked flavors.

Profile

ABV: 
8.5%
IBUs: 
30
Hops: 
Magnum, Goldings, Glacier
Malts: 
Pale, Munich, Carapils, Crystal, Peated, Malted Wheat
Judges Review 
Jason Johnson's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer poured a mildly hazy light mahogany color with reddish highlights. A very low khaki-colored head with formed, then dissipated quickly. The beer's aroma was quite nice and typical of what I would expect in a barrel-aged Scotch Ale. I got some rich caramel malty tones, along with a fairly strong plum-like fruity ester profile. There was a bit of woody/vanilla oak, some alcohol and a touch of smoke. The flavor mirrored the complex aroma fairly closely, with some strong caramel malt and more vanilla and oak notes. There is also a mild butterscotch flavor. Some whiskey-like tones to the beer boost my perception of alcohol, but the beer has what appears to be a fairly strong alcoholic warmth, which makes it great for sipping on a cool evening. It feels a bit slick and smooth on the tongue, and is not quite as full bodied as I was expecting. All in all, this beer is a solid offering with just a bit more fruit than I typically think is acceptable for the style.