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Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Kilt Flasher Scottish AleKilt Flasher Scottish Ale

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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-09-2012)
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Reviews by C20Percent:
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3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very deep dark amber-brown with a above average thin head of foam on top. Dark beige colored head dissipating quickly. The body is really nice -- slightly hazy, but you can see through it. There is some sediment in the body. I used to like sediment, but now I'm digging a cleaner body. This is above average appearance.

S: Smell some vanilla, dark fruits, oakiness, dark malts -- something like a dark belgian ale. Does smell really good -- something like a Barleywine -- just wish the aroma wasn't as subtle as it is.

T: Yeah -- dark fruits and vanilla is sticking out the most. Nice warm feeling going down. Semi-refreshing finish. Some sweet, caramel malts coming through too. I like the flavor, I just wish there was more of it. What's there is good, though.

M: Nice carbonation. Medium body. Not exactly smooth and creamy. Little bit of a bite here. Slightly buttery feel. Nice chewiness, though. Hit or miss feel, to be honest.

O: This brew hits where it counts -- in the smell and taste. And, for that I gotta say I'm pretty impressed. Been meaning to drink Devil's Backbone stuff. Being in VA, I'm really rooting for it. Nice offering here.

C20Percent, Dec 21, 2012
More User Reviews:
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3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Who wouldn't love this by name alone?! I was a wee bit leery of the moniker of Scottish ale...I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. On first sip I tasted hints of black licorice and another sweetness that I could just cannot put my finger on...perhaps a true scotch-y flavor? Nonetheless I am savoring this pint, and sipping it slowly as this is not a quaff to be chugged.

Leeshka410, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Guden, Nov 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

HerbMeowing, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

dankjohn, Oct 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

mjh0527, Nov 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

amstokesdb9, Oct 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

dmk91, Nov 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

hyoung41, Nov 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

avisong, Nov 08, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +22.7%

dk92487, Nov 03, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +4.5%

Thomas0790, Oct 16, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

Mongrel, Nov 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Swift989, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Hockey_Fan, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

BleauxLeaux, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

BeastLU, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of bluedognever
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice dark amber color with a nice head - very little lacing. Rather strong flavor but not overwhelming. Roasted caramel notes with a slightly bitter (but not too bitter). Very nice mouthfeel. Overall a rather tasty beer. Will be buying this one again.

bluedognever, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

robebo44, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wee heavy ale glass.

An aggressive pour, brings a large frothy settling three finger tan and creamy head, fills the glass so nicely and settles slowly to a thick puck. The body color is an aggressive deep ruby garnet red, with a mix of cola and thin bubbles. The beer glows like a gem.

Nose is rather interesting. Thick sticky toffee malts and an array of interesting aromas. Cinnamon, soy sauce, black pepper and dense doughy barley in a way. Real fascinating if at time strange.

Light bodied palate with an interesting flavor. The malts don't seem to carry or provide a depth of toffee and thick sensing flavors. THere is a light bodied fruity sort of character to this with a hint of pepper like finish. Large pepper like aromatics on the finish that come on the swallow which is kind of jarring if not morbidly fascinating.

Overall it's also not quite boozy for the style, but the palate flavor is intriguing and enjoyable. Nice one to add to the Devils Backbone collection.

smakawhat, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Beer-A-Lot, Oct 26, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

single, WF Alexandria

a: single bottle into a stubby cascade chalice, an off-white head falls back to a thin smattering across the surface, the beer itself a deep maple amber in color

s: malt heavy nose of toffee and brown sugar, sweet, a mild citrus rind hop aroma, dried fruits - raisin and apple in particular, nuts

m: carbonation light and prickly on the tongue, medium to full bodied with a sugary slickness

t: malty and quite sweet well into the finish, toffee, brown sugar, date and raisin sugars, well integrated alcohol, red apple, roasted nuts and toffee linger with sticky sugar on the pack of the palate, mild hop flavors and just a slightly acidic citrus peel bitter, sweet for my preference

o: a nicely malty scottish ale, alcohol only peeks out as it warms, not really complex but carries some good aromas and flavors

blackie, Sep 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

mendvicdog, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

JasonTaverner, Dec 08, 2013
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Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.