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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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164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 24 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours medium brown, in the glass it is a dark brown/black with a ruby red glow when held to the light. The head i tan with a decent amount of small frog eyes.

S: There is a nice flour and baked bread aroma ,with a slight smokey smell.

T: Bread and a little caramel at the front. The finish is bread and syrup with a slightly smokey finish.

M: Medium in body, with a very lively carbonation, making it feel a bit lighter that it is.

O: Overall a pretty tasty brew, perfect for a fall day.

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2.81/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby color. The head is one finger high, with a pale yellow shade. I love how soft the texture is, though it doesn't have the best retention. Splotches of lacing are left on the glass. (3.25)

Smell: Kind of weird. There is a large amount of caramel and stewed dark fruit befitting a typical wee heavy, but there's also a large yeast quotient to it. I'm wondering if it uses Belgian yeast - having said that, it's a very rudimentary presence, lacking in nuance. Actually, the nose of this is rudimentary and nuance-devoid in general. A shame, really. (2.75)

Taste: On the second sip, it hits me - it's a crystal malt bomb. Since this is designed to be malty, it doesn't bother me the way it would in an IPA. It opens up with caramel-laden flavors, before finishing with notes of toffee, bread, and earth. After a while, it becomes slightly smoky. I'm missing more definition from the taste to properly enjoy this, but it's ultimately far from awful. (2.75)

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, as it should be. Carbonation is slightly above average for the style, giving a bit more drinkability. It's fairly sticky, but not a total chore to drink (even with a less-than-stellar flavor profile). (3)

Overall: This is not Old Chub, that's for sure. It just seems too generic and nondescript in its flavor profile. Actually, it's my least favorite DB beer to date. (2.75)

2.8/5: Rather unimpressive, all told

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Has a nice ruddy hue, leaning towards brown.There is a thin white head that dissipates pretty quickly and leaves microscopic amounts of lacing. The aroma is pretty underwhelming, with only slight malt tones. The taste is a little bit more robust, with a nice generic malt profile and a decent hit of alcohol that threatens to overwhelm it but then dials back. There is also a nice earthy hops quality. THe body has a nice weight to it and a good thick feeling with just a hint of carbonation.

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Not much of a aroma, its my first scotch ale but I've got to say I like the sweet taste

Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.