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Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Kilt Flasher Scottish AleKilt Flasher Scottish Ale

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 8.65%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-09-2012)
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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by beer2day:
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep rich mahogany red pour with 1.5 fingers of light cream head. Heavy lace and light retention. Gorgeous color.

Nose is very sweet. More red ale than scotch, though. Get more candied cherries than the earthy peat and tea flavors I like in this style.

Flavor is too sweet as well. Again with the candied fruit. Thick syrup coats the tongue and throat. Peat is trying to sneak through all that sweetness, but this comes across more as a winter warmer than a scotch ale to me.

Feel is very thick and rich. Heavy syrup.

For the style, I think they missed on this one. Love the brewery, just not this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 03:27:21 | More by beer2day
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josh32219

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-13-2014 17:56:36 | More by josh32219
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Maryland

3.19/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured chilled in double-walled insulated glass.

A: caramelized dark amber, relatively clear; thin-to-no head; good carbonation; promising lacing
S: very up-front malt, well toasted, alcohol noticeable; promising as far as a scottish ale goes
T: complex, well-spiced ale; closer, in fact, to a winter warmer than to a scottish ale; spicing includes nutmeg, mulled wine; somewhat mean after bite
M: viscous, thick

A bit of a disappointment, mainly because it seems off the category I was expecting

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12-20-2013 17:43:12 | More by Arithmeticus
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3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear, reddish copper color. Only about 1/2 finger of off-white head, but what there is stays around for a moderate amount of time. Carbonation sticks to the sides of the glass.

S: A hefty punch of crystal malts starts off the aroma. Complemented by toffee, burnt sugar, and a decent amount of alcohol. Not amazingly complex or vibrant, but a good solid aroma.

T: The flavor shines a bit more than the aroma. Lots of malts, caramel, alcoholic phenols and a nice pepperiness, a slight hop bitterness on the finish. I actually think they they overdid it a bit with the alcohol, to me it largely overpowers the more subtle flavors of the brew.

M: A rather toothsome brew. moderate carbonation, but feels almost chewy in the mouth, and coats the mouth quite effectively.

O: This is a nice beer for a winter night. Doing a full review now, I notice the flaws in the beer a bit more. That being said, this is the last beer of the 2nd 6-pack that I picked up. It's a solid beer, works just as well out of the bottle as out of the glass, and it'll warm you up.

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3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
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A: This poured a clear dark copper with a little light tan head.
S: It smelled like earthy copper hops and some toffee and nutty malt.
T: It tasted like copper and earthy toffee and nutty malt. It had an earthy bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was an average scotch ale at best. The scent and taste and body weren't bad, but not that enjoyable. The finish was a little rough too, so it wasn't easy to drink or enjoy. Not recommended.

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Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.