Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +18.4%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic glass
A- Pours a dark brown with one finger soapy off-white head, with pretty high carbonation streaming
S- Butterscotch, caramel, and brown sugar
T- Butterscotch, caramel, nuttiness, brown sugar, and coffee
M- Goes down very smooth, creamy on the finish, with some good carbonation that is not overwhelming. Does have a sticky mouthfeel.
O- Very drinkable and flavorful. There is a little nice roastiness to this beer that plays well with the sweetness. This is a great sessionable beer at 5.2%.
06-23-2011 00:44:51 | More by Hoptometrist
4.38/5 rDev +18.4%
I find it hard to believe that mine is the third review of this beer which I have seen on tap and in bottles regularly around here (granted I live in Ohio but still!). On tap at Winking Lizard in Mentor, Ohio last night for I think $4.00. Review from notes taken at the bar.
A Opaque dark brown body but bad light at Winking Lizard made an accurate observation difficult to say the least.
S Nice sweet scotch ale smell, very appropriate to the style and inviting.
T Nice above average scotch ale taste with malt, some hops in a nice balanced ale. Really quite good. Anyone with a taste for this style and access to this beer should give it a go.
M Moderate fullness, true to the style.
D Very good indeed and a good sessionable beer.
Notes: Count me as very impressed with this beer, a good and very drinkable example of the style. I will have to try more from this brewery!
02-11-2009 01:25:32 | More by adamette
4.35/5 rDev +17.6%
Appearance: It pours a dark amber to mahogany with a thick light beige head two fingers thick.
Aroma: Lots of caramel malts nicely bready with notes of molasses. Some dark fruits, plum, traces of grape.
Taste: Chocolate malts, notes of coaco, the malts are very bready which is a very good thing. There are some dark fruits bits of plum and some note of black licorice. The mouthfeel is smooth with light carbonation.
Notes: This is dam tasty the breadiness is nothing short of remarkable. Cheers.
08-12-2012 23:34:49 | More by horshack7
4.33/5 rDev +17%
Appears a clear deep ruddy amber hue with a bright lighter khaki hue with even finely spread lacing around the chalice. Aroma strong smoked peated malts an amazingly light smoked meats tone going on. Flavor is great a rush of smokey sweet malt light brisk malt character this is really well made Scottish ale, there's body moderate carbonation wonderful mix of flavors in this beer. Sturdy herbal backing earthy hops this stuff is great really drinkable I'm glad I gambled on a bottle. Definitely one I will look out for I wanna try more Thirsty Dog brews, these are solid standup players in the Ohio microbrew scene. I heard there brewer used to work at Great Lakes and he helped formulate some of the famous Great Lakes brews so my next stop will be their Dortmunder Lager aka Labrador Lager.
07-11-2010 17:12:41 | More by WVbeergeek
4.33/5 rDev +17%
A- hazy chestnut brown with a nice creamy beige head. Foam settled to a thick ring with some drippy lace.
S- very fresh somewhat peaty grain aroma. A touch of cocoa and coffee and some peat. Dry, woodsy, cigar, very subtle raisin and fruity tartness, mild earthy hops.
T- some sweetish caramel malt, a little chocolate, otherwise nicely woodsy and toasty with tasty peat. Some herbal hops in the finish.
MF- a little too fizzy, but finishes with a good powdery feel. Almost full bodied.
D- highly drinkable scotch ale especially thanks to the low abv. On the level with everlasting good example I've had.
02-11-2010 01:52:15 | More by hustlesworth
4.28/5 rDev +15.7%
Pours a deep amber color with a thin off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of malt, alcohol and cinnamon. Warm and rich malt flavor with a somewhat syrupy finish. Another foray into higher-ABV beers for Thirsty Dog, this is good stuff. It's nice to see a new Scotch Ale on the market!
01-13-2003 07:32:53 | More by Dogbrick
4.28/5 rDev +15.7%
A-dark amber color and a little cloudy. dissipating head but sticks to the glass pretty well.
S-malty goodness, with a slight scent of coffee.
T-Roasted taste and a bready taste afterwards. I was able to taste the alcohol faintly
O-Yet another good brew from Thirsty Dog. I can see myself picking up this again.
11-02-2011 02:59:34 | More by Innocentexile
4.24/5 rDev +14.6%
Presentation: Very cool bottle in the traditional Thirsty Dog K-9 style with eye-catching graphics and font. Label gives IBU info and ABV info, a small description of the beer, web info, and a bit of brewery info.
Appearance: Poured out of its 12oz bottle into a 16oz English Pint. Pours out a deep orange amber color that has just a slight haze to it. An aggressive pour lead to a 3 finger off white fluffy foam head of of a medium airy density. Excellent lacing. Head retention was 4min 58sec before fading to a thick airy coating and ring.
Smell/Aroma: Smell is of sweet tasted caramel malts along with a slightly bready yeasty aroma. Hints of spiced fruit also hits the nose.
Flavor/Taste: Taste starts out very bready with a slight fruitiness that turns to a toasted caramel malt flavor before finishing with a bit of a bitterness along with a toasted bread flavor. A nice toasty aftertaste is experienced.
MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied and smooth with a slightly below average carbonation. Very drinkable, even chug-able.
Overall/Comments: A very good Scottish Ale that is extremely tasty and smooth. Highly recommend trying this! Classified as a Scottish Ale @ 5.2% ABV. Consumed 4-13-13
04-14-2013 12:56:20 | More by thegodfather1076
4.22/5 rDev +14.1%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #42 (Jul 2010):
This beer is clear and tawny, with a head that rises high and leaves a lot on the glass. Coffee, brown bread, a little yeast and a bit of dried plum in the aroma. Crispness dances around within its creamy mouthfeel. This brew packs lots of malt and a hint of spice. It starts off bready, then a little caramel and even some burnt sugar comes in. Modest hopping lets the malt really take hold of the palate. The yeast and fruit shine in the middle. This beer has loads of flavor and is so drinkable. A dreamy ale.
01-11-2011 03:34:24 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.22/5 rDev +14.1%
A - looks good so far a dark brown that's a bit clearer than I expected with a half inch of head that turns to a light lace ring.
S - Smells of good roasted malts, caramel, and a touch of rum soaked bread.
T - Starts off a bit dry but to me it is really overall sweet. To me it's like a raisin bread soaked in rum but without the alchohol taste. A very smooth caramel taste with a touch of chocolate cream to balance. Very tasty.
M - The best part of this beer all this flavor with a low ABV. A damn good scotch ale.
Overall next to their pumpkin ale this is my best beer I ever had and maybe even the best scotch ale since it's not a ABV bomb. Well done guys!
08-15-2011 03:22:20 | More by DrDemento456
4.18/5 rDev +13%
Pours copper brown with an off white, almost gray head lots of bubbles
smells like toffee, caramel and bread
tastes of smoke and caramel, bready and sweet with a chewy aftertaste. has a little coffee in the aftertaste, which is off putting to me personally
thought it would be highly carbonated, but it's clean and smooth
really tasty and easy to drink
06-10-2012 01:13:14 | More by searsclone
Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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