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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

160 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 13
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 01-13-2003)
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Photo of athouve1
5/5  rDev +34.8%

athouve1, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of Sagehawk
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Sagehawk, Feb 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

afoltz2, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%

in Ohio for a hockey tourny and had a chance to try some Thirsty Dog beers. The Twisted Kilt pours a hazey orange color with good white head that laced. The smell was powered by peaty malt and earth. Taste is a bit sweet, with a hefty pulse of peaty malts. A bitter finish helps to clear the pallet. The mouthfeel is medium to light in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good scotch ale to session.

WoodBrew, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of warnerry
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%

A - Pours clear copper/amber with one finger of tan head. Head doesn't last long but there is some good lacing.

S - Mostly caramel malt, some grain and a nice bread aroma.

T - Starts with some coffee, which I did not get in the aroma. After that the caramel malt takes over, with other flavors of earthy bread, raisin and some subtle hop bitterness on the finish.

M - Medium/light mouthfeel with some biting carbonation. Subtle bitterness on the finish.

O - An enjoyable, easy drinking ale with some nice earthy flavors that don't overpower the palate.

warnerry, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Blueribbon666
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Blueribbon666, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

fiedler84, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

VikeMan, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

VncentLIFE, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

kwa357, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

amstelcat, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

itsjustzach, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

xDeadGuYx, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Jayli
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Acquired from TheManiacalOne so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!
Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours deep copper, amber color with a 1/2 finger of khaki colored head. Head retains immediately leaving minimal spots of lacing.

S: Nose is major toffee, caramel malts, and big grainy notes.

T: Taste starts with a big dose of caramel malts, big toffee notes, and grain. These are pretty much the only detectable flavors that hold through playing off each other. Grain notes are far more prevailing than most other flavoring.

M: Lighter side of medium body, lower carbonation, light but slick, with a slight sticky feel.

O: Goes down ok, eh tasting, not too filling, low kick, average taste for style. This is an ok beer that would be a good alternative at a BMC bar, but I wouldn't seek this out.

Jayli, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Innocentexile
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%

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.

Innocentexile, Nov 02, 2011
Photo of matty
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Dark amber colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma is caramle malts.Taste is caramel,citrus and toasted malts.A pretty decent beer that goes down relatively smooth.I would recommend to try this at least once and I probably would buy this again.

matty, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

mikesgroove, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of popery
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Bottle. The appearance is deep amber and mildly cloudy. It has a nice sudsy, off-white head. The aroma is caramel malt, a nutty tone, some earth and a little wood. It's kinda weak but decent. The taste is mildly sweet and toasty. There's a lemon twang in the finish. Mouthfeel is normal - smooth, sudsy. It's a fine, calm beer. Easy to drink and inoffensive.

popery, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of Tone
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight pale malt, slight roasted malt, and a hint of earthy malt. Fits the style of a Scottish Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, slight earthy malt, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, easy-drinking, well blended, but sub-par appearance and body.

Tone, Aug 15, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +13.7%

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!

DrDemento456, Aug 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

brown color, just a tinge amber i would say. creamy looking off white head.

low malt sweetness. low roasted malt aroma. and low caramelization aroma.

initially sweet maltiness that goes dry, but the flavor of malts builds. a little roasted malt flavor and a little caramel flavor. low hop bitterness. the flavor of malt lingers. a fairly complex malt character. no ester flavor.

medium body. medium carbonation. dry finish.

this is a nice malty sessionable beer.

spitInTheOcean, Aug 13, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

tlazaroff, Jul 30, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -6.2%

Decent beer. Has an interesting flavor, different from other beers of similar appearance. Certainly richer and creamier than I expected. Very little hop bite which seems to allow malty flavors to come through. Sort of tastes like I'm eating a biscuit. I like it!

Vierenner, Jul 22, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev +0.5%

A - Pours an amber/orange slight haze, nice foamy off white head that holds retention.

S - On the nose getting some rye bread scents and some slate like funkiness along with a little brown sugar.

T - Initially get a sour tart biscuity taste, this gives way to a slight maltiness on the finish.

M - Medium bodied and medium carbonation a tartness is definitely present.

D - A different Scottish brew,leaves a little pucker factor, refreshing quaff.

stercomm, Jul 04, 2011
Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.