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Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Twisted Kilt Scotch AleTwisted Kilt Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

174 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 14
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Dogbrick on 01-13-2003

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Ratings: 174 | Reviews: 67
Photo of BeerCon5
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with a decent off-white fluffy head.

The scent is toasted bread and caramel malt.

The taste is of caramel malt, some spice, notes of bread and a little alcohol presence.

Medium body, smooth and a little dry, moderate carbonation.

This was a decent beer, there was good flavor and pretty easy to drink. Although nothing really made me want to look for this again.

Photo of BrewStoutMagic
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This fine tasting Scottish Ale.Reminds me of something I've had before.Appears to be orange-brown ale.THis fine ale has a sweet aroma.THe taste is bit of caramel,nutty,bread tasting,kinda like a dubbel.Has great potential to be all night party favourite.Not to mention how funny the label is.P.S. Don't drink this after you brush yor teeth.

Photo of tlazaroff
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Looks pretty good. It is a dark carmel color in the center, and lighter around the edges. It's topped by a nice thin white head.

S: The smell is feint but it's there, and it's not what I would expect from this. I get a slight roasted character which backs up the more malty backbone of the beer.

T: The roast comes through on the taste as well, but even more-so than on the nose. I get a slight chocolate flavor mixed in as well. It is also a bit hopper than expected, but not so much that is out of the box.

M: Good carbonation (medium) and a moderatly-high body. Not cloying or sticky at all.

D: Drinks quite nicely, I like it a lot.

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, plum, brown sugar, nuttiness, light chocolate, floral, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, plum, brown sugar, nuttiness, light chocolate, floral, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, fig, plum, brown sugar, light chocolate, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Scottish ale. All around good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap 7/10/09 at Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, tea, vanilla and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is malty, sweet and a little smoky with flavors of caramel, vanilla, bourbon and tea. There are a lot of flavors going on at once which creates a good complexity. The hops presence is mild but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly smoky.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a nice beer with a lot of substance that is worth drinking for a long time.

Photo of Ezra-Poundit
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rembrant
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a SCOTTISH and not a SCOTCH. It is not supposed to be Porter like in density,robustness,as then It's a Scotch/Wee Heavy. There's no added spices as with Belgian styles or Holiday beers. There often is some peat smoked malt,though it may be subtle (and is) that gives a hint of an Islay Scotch Whisky. Hops are few.

This pours a nice red orange. Darn little head after a few sec.
Aroma,a bit off toffee,a hint of sherry and some earthy mystery thing..maybe a bit of peatsmoke,maybe a yeast?

Taste Well,that ? thing may be a little smoke. This is a Scottish,not a Scotch Wee Heavy....so it's a wee less heavy and gets that woody,smokey scotch whiskey hint...but not the actual whiskey,just the secondaries. There's a wee bit of sweet toffee malts with a wee bit of robust (not very heavy).
However..I'm liking this,there's a number of subtle complex things happening. There's a little tartness,cherry or Sherry or a Cherry Sherry.

Body, sort of medium, between an amber and a brown. As I'd expected I'd bought a Wee Heavy, I was a bit surprised to pour out a Wee Medium. Looking more closely at the label....Scottish. I am okay with it. Kind of like some Great Lakes beers,Nosferatu,Elliot Ness, there's quite a few interesting nuances here that keep it from being too darn simplistic. Decent Carbo adds a bit of energy,as this is not relying on a hops zing. Strange,I let the last sips warm and the malts,as expected ,sweetened a bit more,but the body-texture seemed to thin out some,get wetter,which is seldom the case.

Drinkable....Yes,in an out of the usual way. I like this and I can't quite say why except it's different.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

caramel colored brown coming out of the bottle. Some nice, light ruby colored tones mixed in throughout as well really did a nice job of lightning it up a bit. Some haze, but pretty good clarity. A nice one inch foam head of white then came over the top and settled down slowly, leaving behind a broken crown and some decent side glass lace.

The aroma was totally malt driven as you would expect, with lots of nice caramel and earthy tones. Nice hints of grain and a touch of almost a raisin or fig like flavor as well. Very nice, but a touch on the light side would be my only complaint with it. The flavor largely followed suit, not being as sweet as I thought it would be, there were several touches of fruit, and a ton of grain in the flavor. The caramel malt driven back coming through very nicely as well. Your classic scotch ale flavor here, with not a whisper of alcohol anywhere to be found.

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Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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