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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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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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 brother_kenneth:
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, poured into snifter glass. Note: ABV is actually 8.0%, not 7.8 as mentioned on this post.

A- Has a dark brown / reddish color, with quite a bit of foamy head. Good lacing. Not a bad looking brew.

S- Nose offers some malty caramel and spices.

T- Not at all what I expected prior to opening the bottle. This is an interesting take on the style. I do notice the common "tea" like flavoring but it comes through rather spiced, almost like a farmhouse saison or something similar. Relatively sweet, with a good mouth -- slightly carbonated, smooth, drinkable.

O- I have not been a huge fan of DB offerings so far, but this is probably the best one I have tried yet. I am reminded of a Belgian influenced Scotch Ale, if you can imagine. Now that this brewery has expanded distribution across most of VA, it would be nice to see them take a step back and think about doing some more unique, perhaps "reserve" beers (a la Blue Mountain Barrel House, just down the road). We shall wait and see! I recommend giving this one a try though!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 14:24:04 | More by brother_kenneth
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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.

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Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.