Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.