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Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-09-2012)
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Hoptimus-Prime

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.6%

01-03-2014 04:47:56 | More by Hoptimus-Prime
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-27-2014 06:35:30 | More by KevMo84
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VAPhins

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-28-2013 01:56:45 | More by VAPhins
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mhbarber

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-31-2012 19:43:16 | More by mhbarber
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-17-2013 05:22:50 | More by bmjivi221
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -18.2%

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
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Pencible

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -16.1%

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
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.19/5  rDev -14.5%

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
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

3.23/5  rDev -13.4%

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
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damngoode

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

07-26-2013 02:47:33 | More by damngoode
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

11-19-2013 05:32:48 | More by Mikeypnh
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joegard

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

07-31-2014 16:11:57 | More by joegard
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mjh0527

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

11-01-2013 16:35:57 | More by mjh0527
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hyoung41

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

11-05-2012 22:10:25 | More by hyoung41
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

11-08-2013 04:38:00 | More by avisong
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-21-2013 01:22:38 | More by Swift989
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robebo44

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-29-2014 23:50:38 | More by robebo44
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-12-2014 16:35:42 | More by mendvicdog
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BryceB

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-19-2013 17:18:23 | More by BryceB
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-21-2012 23:22:18 | More by Dave_Treat
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-11-2014 21:13:07 | More by Drknight
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-28-2013 22:05:50 | More by AngusOg
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-22-2013 02:49:03 | More by ROGUE16
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-08-2012 01:55:34 | More by nmann08
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-10-2013 20:59:24 | More by OriolesFan1008
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Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.