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

171 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 13
Gots: 9 | 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 Brownsfan13
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
2.64/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of Louis_Toschner
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of cet128
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of hackmann
2.94/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of maznblue80
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Kalev13
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of JackRB
4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of Boilerfood
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Lionhawk
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of jrfehon33
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of KFrank729
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of bassmantony330
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of nitter
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of kaelingirl
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kbrown
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ScottR
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of HollyHops
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

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.

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

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.

Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.