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Kilt Flasher - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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85
very good

171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 29 | 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

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Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-09-2012

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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4.96/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of beerrat
4.81/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark very little head.Not much smell.taste not too bitter smooth going down after taste a bit like Scotch. The right amount of alcohol to give it a kick.Drink a few of these and switch to a larger with less alcohol volume to keep the buzz.Outstanding beer from one of the best Devils Backbone.

Photo of dk92487
4.6/5  rDev +22%

Photo of royl
4.52/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of BradTheGeek
4.51/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer was what got me off hops and onto malt. I have had the original (which I drink now), wood aged, and whiskey barrel aged at Top of the Hops in 2013. All are very, very good.

Pours a dark brown with a mild to moderate head. Has a roasty, dark caramel smell as it opens up.
Taste is an explosion of malts, with a few residual sugars. Body is not the heaviest, but is certainly present.

I live fairly close to Devils Backbone and go out there occasionally, and while I like many of their beers, this remains my favorite from the brewery.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.16/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.12/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of smakawhat
4.07/5  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.

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4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrBoh
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark deep ruby with a light mocha head which soon resides. Pretty good lacing.

Scent is sweet. Has a rum like molasses aroma, vanilla, French oak, caramel, sweet corn, and finishes very herbaly. Alcohol scent is pretty prevalent, but sweet and mixes well.

Taste is sweet and wonderful. Alcohol taste is pretty prominent, along with bitter charred oak, sweet corn and vanilla, and smoky molasses. Has an herbal medicinal finish.

Mouthfeel is relatively flat. Light carbonation, not oily or chewy, pretty velvety.

First wee heavy I've had in a while, makes me want to look for some more.

Photo of KomodoDragon
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Mahogany with tiny cream head, little lacing.

S - Woody, earthy, oak

T - A bit boozy and unfinished. A hearty profile of sweet caramel, but an abbreviated finish. Some toasted notes, but lacks some complexity and a bit light on the ABV

M- Creaminess and I applaud the light carbonation allowing the flavors to come forward

Not a typical - nor above average - wee heavy. But a solid attempt and Certainly a couple will warm you on a cool night.

Photo of Guden
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Kilt Flasher from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.