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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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160 Ratings

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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 ejimhof
4/5  rDev +7.8%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

JimmyFlatRock, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of jrfehon33
4/5  rDev +7.8%

jrfehon33, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of KFrank729
4/5  rDev +7.8%

KFrank729, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of bassmantony330
4/5  rDev +7.8%

bassmantony330, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of nitter
4/5  rDev +7.8%

nitter, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

kaelingirl, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of kbrown
4/5  rDev +7.8%

kbrown, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of ScottR
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

ScottR, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of HollyHops
4/5  rDev +7.8%

HollyHops, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Mcculler
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear dark amber with a thin head that left no lacing in a pint glass at Fries Cafe in Cincinnati.

Smells of subtle caramel, chocolate, nutmeg, and fennel, wet fall leaves on a forest floor, fresh walnuts, and very subtle earthy hops.

Taste follows nose.

Mouthfeel is excellent for a British style. Very low carbonation, unctuous, yet watery and refreshing.

The appearance is a bit week, but that's to be expected for the style so its excusable. I was expecting something more American in interpretation (malt and hop bomb) yet found this subtle, delicate Scottish style Amber. Fantastic beer.

Mcculler, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of horshack7
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It pours a dark amber to mahogany with a thick light beige head two fingers thick.

Aroma: Lots of caramel malts nicely bready with notes of molasses. Some dark fruits, plum, traces of grape.

Taste: Chocolate malts, notes of coaco, the malts are very bready which is a very good thing. There are some dark fruits bits of plum and some note of black licorice. The mouthfeel is smooth with light carbonation.

Notes: This is dam tasty the breadiness is nothing short of remarkable. Cheers.

horshack7, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of brentk56
3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: A whole lotta foam; as the foam lifts, it reveals a clear amber liquid; of course, the retention is great

Smell: Malty, with caramel and a faint hint of coffee

Taste: Caramel flavors, up front, with a developing apple tartness in the middle; butterscotch in the finish, though the tart flavors linger

Mouthfeel: Way overcarbonated; medium to full body

Overall: Rather disappointing, particularly in the carbonation; not sure that the tartness was intended, either

brentk56, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of Mitchster
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

5% ABV, 13 IBU's, OG = 13.5 P.

Pours out to a clear dark copper forming a tall rocky light yellow head with excellent retention and solid lacing. Moderate carbonation, ~2.5 carbs. The nose is great with a wonderfully unique definite caramlezation that I haven't had in other scottish ales. Like toasted marshmallows and amber candi syrup. Really nice. No hops in the nose. Mouthfeel is smooth, minerally, and light bodied. Cola-like. The taste opens with the caramel, then a peculiar coppery metallic acidity creeps in the middle..not tart or sour per say, but definitely there and out of place. The beer finished abruptly. Hardly any malt in the middle. Finishes dry and slightly tart, definitely not to style.

I'm thinking that this might be an off batch or an old bottle. I would love to try this on tap or really fresh and see what it's like because other experienced tasters are giving it good reviews and all the other beers I've had from these guys have been spot on.

Mitchster, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy medium brown with copper highlights and a health inch cream head that dissipates into a thin layer of foam.

Caramel, brown sugar, and melanoidins lead the aroma, with toffee, a hint of alcohol, significant nuttiness, and a bit of peat comprising the finish. Fairly sweet.

Flavor is predominantly nutty, deeply toasted malt throughout. There's a bit of burnt sugar adding depth. Slightly sweet, there are cola flavors present. Hop flavor is minimal, slightly floral. A smoky, peaty tone emerges as it warms.

Body is slightly on the light side, with fairly high carbonation. There's an alcohol warmth at the finish. The aftertaste is astringent and a bit tangy.

Overall, a drinkable beer, very malt-centric, as expected, but a bit sweet and lacking in exceptional flavor than better examples of the style.

barczar, Jul 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

KSather, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of searsclone
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours copper brown with an off white, almost gray head lots of bubbles

smells like toffee, caramel and bread

tastes of smoke and caramel, bready and sweet with a chewy aftertaste. has a little coffee in the aftertaste, which is off putting to me personally

thought it would be highly carbonated, but it's clean and smooth

really tasty and easy to drink

searsclone, Jun 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +28%

Maltyduo, Jun 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

csmartin6, May 20, 2012
Photo of zoso1967
3/5  rDev -19.1%

zoso1967, Apr 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

lumpy1126, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clean orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. In the aroma, sweet to small alcohol presence with a peat like malt. In the taste, a small caramel and peat like malt, and a bit watery. A smooth and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a note of dryness to clean like aftertaste. Big nose, decent flavor, but keeps going down from there.

OWSLEY069, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of cynical1027
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

cynical1027, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

meanmutt, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Atyoungberg, Feb 16, 2012
Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.