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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

154 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.32%
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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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-01-2012 05:51:01 | More by fiedler84
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-21-2011 23:30:01 | More by VikeMan
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-13-2011 01:08:07 | More by VncentLIFE
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-08-2011 03:17:10 | More by kwa357
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-02-2011 18:28:26 | More by Rochefort10nh
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amstelcat

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-27-2011 22:44:06 | More by amstelcat
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itsjustzach

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-21-2011 10:42:22 | More by itsjustzach
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xDeadGuYx

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-18-2011 17:33:26 | More by xDeadGuYx
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Jayli

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 06:19:11 | More by Jayli
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Innocentexile

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 02:59:34 | More by Innocentexile
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matty

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 12:25:07 | More by matty
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 02:20:58 | More by mikesgroove
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popery

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 03:57:55 | More by popery
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Tone

Missouri

3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 21:22:23 | More by Tone
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 03:22:20 | More by DrDemento456
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spitInTheOcean

Michigan

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 03:57:19 | More by spitInTheOcean
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tlazaroff

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 01:08:59 | More by tlazaroff
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Vierenner

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 21:41:06 | More by Vierenner
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stercomm

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 18:26:58 | More by stercomm
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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%.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 00:44:51 | More by Hoptometrist
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

2.3/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a Perfect Pint.

Appearance
This is a decent looking beer. It has a really long lasting head. It fades down to a persistent 1/4 inch thick cap. No real lacing, this foam isn't very sticky looking. The beer is a ruddy orange with a modest haze.

Aroma
Malty, but with some balance provided by grassy hops. Light caramel-corn, leafy greens and not a whole lot else.

Taste
Nope. What's the deal here? Its sorta tart and salty. I don't wanna say that this is infected. I've never had anything by Thirsty Dog go bad and this isn't exhibiting any other signs of infection. This might just be a whack beer. It tastes like a caramel apple made with a granny smith, only there is a porridge flavor that makes it less appealing. Finishes pretty clean though.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied but the carbonation is way, way too high. It's starting to display that "mouth full of canned insulating foam" feel.

Overall
I'm on the fence about this being spoiled or not. They don't have any best by dating so the I'm thinking the likelihood is that it's just a bit too old. But guess what. My review will stand, simply because they don't bottle date.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 22:31:40 | More by MbpBugeye
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 14:58:51 | More by BeerCon5
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BrewStoutMagic

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 01:54:31 | More by BrewStoutMagic
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew was a pretty good Scotch Ale. Not my favorite but still quite tasty. I loved the rich color it had. The flavor was nice too, Originally I thought it was a little weak but as it warmed it kinda got better. The mouthfeel isn't overly heavy but it has substance which is nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 23:57:56 | More by Knapp85
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DannyDan

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish brown that has very little retention, no lacing and high carbonation. The smell is sweet burnt sugar, hint of hops, some caramel and coffee. The taste starts out with a sweet brown bread, than some caramel and maple come into it, and finishes off with coffee and a hint of hops. Thirst Dog does a great job of blending the tastes making it a nicely balanced ale. The mouthfeel starts off slightly creamy, but finishes off dry. A nice beer to drink when in the mood for a Scottish Ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 01:05:28 | More by DannyDan
Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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