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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

159 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 159
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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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-06-2013 21:02:55 | More by GreyGhost4
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-19-2013 16:17:35 | More by mrfrancis
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LouDogg114

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-21-2013 00:53:23 | More by LouDogg114
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

05-10-2013 12:59:18 | More by tommyguz
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-27-2013 21:58:20 | More by buckyp
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-21-2013 19:38:30 | More by buschbeer
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Oldkentman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

04-19-2013 19:09:53 | More by Oldkentman
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thegodfather1076

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +14.3%

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
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archero

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-03-2013 06:24:59 | More by archero
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DES8888

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +28%

03-27-2013 02:23:42 | More by DES8888
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beerhan

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-12-2013 04:21:01 | More by beerhan
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-11-2013 18:24:00 | More by Stinger80OH
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

03-05-2013 01:26:14 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Brownsfan13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-03-2013 20:56:01 | More by Brownsfan13
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

2.64/5  rDev -28.8%

Poured from a bottle into a Three Floyds pint. The beer has a medium copper color, rather light for the style, with surprising high carbonation and lots of head. I couldn't even get the entire contents of the bottle into the glass, despite giving it a gentle pour. The head does dissipate quickly. The nose is malty with just a whiff of lemony hops. I get notes of toffee, bread, toasted nuts, and a very light smokiness. Nice.

The flavor is surprisingly fruity and citrusy. It has a lemony, acidic character that is completely uncalled for in this style. I don't get the sweet, caramel-like, clean malty flavor that I enjoy in this style. This one is horribly fruity, bitter, and a bit sour. Very poor indeed.

All I can say is ``yuck.'' I could swear I've had this beer before and thought it was a nice Scottish-style Ale. This particular bottle that I brought home was a disaster. Horribly citrusy with absolutely no trace of malty sweetness. Given the excessive carbonation, I wonder if this particular bottle was the victim of some wild fermentation. Since I have no desire to buy this again, I suppose I'll never know.

03-02-2013 20:38:00 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Louis_Toschner

South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -4.3%

Serving: poured from bottle into nonic pint glass

Appearance: Beautiful dark amber color with about 1.5" foam head that lasted but moments...virtually no lacing

Smell: Fresh baked bread and some nuttiness. Very pleasant and welcoming.

Taste: Great maltiness but not overpowering...a bit of caramel and kind of smoky, again not overpowering.

Mouthfeel: I thought is was pretty silky but just "chewy" enough without destroying the flavor.

Overall: A very good ale, thoroughly enjoyable. Could even be chugged without losing its appeal. Definitely could enjoy this one again many times over.

03-02-2013 17:49:15 | More by Louis_Toschner
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cet128

Indiana

3/5  rDev -19.1%

02-26-2013 13:48:48 | More by cet128
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hackmann

Michigan

2.94/5  rDev -20.8%

Appearance: amber body with a decent off white head that leaves no lacing behind on the glass

Aroma: toasted caramel, roasted grains and bread

Flavors: sweet toasted caramel, roasted grains and wheat or wheat and rye bread like;

Mouthfeel: the sweet caramelized sugar shows through, while the sweetness shows up the hops must being doing a little work to help out for at least the sweetness does not slap you silly, moderate carbonation, light-moderate body overall,

To the Point: nice flavors, nothing super special here, easy to drink, for me personally on the sweet side so one and done.

02-17-2013 21:51:51 | More by hackmann
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maznblue80

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.1%

02-16-2013 05:34:45 | More by maznblue80
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Kalev13

Delaware

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-14-2013 15:17:47 | More by Kalev13
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JackRB

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +28%

01-26-2013 23:55:15 | More by JackRB
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-31-2012 04:04:08 | More by Boilerfood
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-30-2012 01:59:20 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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Lionhawk

Iowa

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-28-2012 21:48:21 | More by Lionhawk
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-25-2012 17:44:44 | More by ejimhof
Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.