Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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3.05/5 rDev -18%
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.
02-20-2013 03:27:21 | More by beer2day
3.13/5 rDev -15.9%
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.
12-06-2013 16:07:15 | More by Pencible
3.19/5 rDev -14.2%
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
12-20-2013 17:43:12 | More by Arithmeticus
3.23/5 rDev -13.2%
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!
11-21-2012 14:24:04 | More by brother_kenneth
Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.