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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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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rustico during the Devil’s Backbone NoVA launch. Served in a taster glass. Pours a decently-dark brown color with a good tan head. Spots of lacing on the way down. The nose carries some sweet caramel, and a bit of bread and toffee. Mild sweetness to the flavor and just a hint of fruit in the background. Body is medium. Good finish.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2012 17:34:33 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-08-2012 01:55:34 | More by nmann08
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-14-2013 04:41:59 | More by ygtbsm94
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-18-2013 00:29:12 | More by BillRoth
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 21:25:25 | More by smakawhat
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billab914

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into my Three Floyd's glass. Deep copper color with a thin white head scattered across the top. Nice looking color.

Aroma has notes of caramel and toffee with a little bit of dark fruit presence to it. Pretty nice showcasing of the malts in the aroma without being overly sweet.

The taste follows with more of the caramel and toffee flavors to it. The dark fruits come out more in the finish along with some hop bitterness. Relatively well balanced for the style.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being on the high side of the style. Overall, it's a pretty good version of the style. The malt flavors were nicely done and it was pretty drinkable and flavorful overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 22:52:19 | More by billab914
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

11-21-2012 04:51:40 | More by Rhettroactive
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-25-2014 02:27:56 | More by wrightst
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

California

3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

single, WF Alexandria

a: single bottle into a stubby cascade chalice, an off-white head falls back to a thin smattering across the surface, the beer itself a deep maple amber in color

s: malt heavy nose of toffee and brown sugar, sweet, a mild citrus rind hop aroma, dried fruits - raisin and apple in particular, nuts

m: carbonation light and prickly on the tongue, medium to full bodied with a sugary slickness

t: malty and quite sweet well into the finish, toffee, brown sugar, date and raisin sugars, well integrated alcohol, red apple, roasted nuts and toffee linger with sticky sugar on the pack of the palate, mild hop flavors and just a slightly acidic citrus peel bitter, sweet for my preference

o: a nicely malty scottish ale, alcohol only peeks out as it warms, not really complex but carries some good aromas and flavors

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 23:35:41 | More by blackie
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Pencible

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 16:07:15 | More by Pencible
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-25-2014 18:36:18 | More by atrocity
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-13-2012 14:59:20 | More by ncaudle
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-10-2013 20:02:20 | More by Gatordaddy
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -19.1%

05-27-2014 06:35:30 | More by KevMo84
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-17-2013 17:38:27 | More by 2dogbrew
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-05-2013 21:12:44 | More by AndrewMichael
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-14-2013 14:06:27 | More by ncstateplaya
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Tennessee

3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear brown amber or almost iced tea color. Thumb sized tan head from an aggressive pour falls pretty quick no real lace.

Aroma is lots of caramel, hints of toffee some dark fruits and oaked booze notes. Some underlying earthiness peat like maybe a hint of vanilla, pretty standard Wee Heavy aromas.

Taste is like the nose lots of caramel and toffee, dark fruit hints. Some good boozy notes, vanilla hints, touches of oak and earthiness.

Mouthfeel is a solid medium with carbonation that is unassuming.

Overall not bad a wee heavy not the best but reasonably priced and quite drinkable, a big malty treat.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 00:35:13 | More by mntlover
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

12-02-2012 00:33:36 | More by bubseymour
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

10-21-2012 23:22:18 | More by Dave_Treat
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Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.