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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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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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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-27-2013 17:32:23 | More by Hockey_Fan
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Leeshka410

Delaware

3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Who wouldn't love this by name alone?! I was a wee bit leery of the moniker of Scottish ale...I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. On first sip I tasted hints of black licorice and another sweetness that I could just cannot put my finger on...perhaps a true scotch-y flavor? Nonetheless I am savoring this pint, and sipping it slowly as this is not a quaff to be chugged.

Serving type: growler

10-20-2013 19:30:10 | More by Leeshka410
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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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Ac2013

Virginia

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer of this after seeing it in the store. I had liked wee heavys in the past so figured it'd be worth it. Poured into a snifter from the bottle. Nice dark amber color with minimal head. Lots of smells, very complex. Can't put my finger on everything, but I get some nice malty backbone, apricot, and a bit of alcohol. Taste is very much the same. Solid beer overall. Very happy I bought it.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 17:27:41 | More by Ac2013
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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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Shall6815

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-23-2013 02:55:58 | More by Shall6815
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

08-22-2013 20:35:33 | More by MarvinSnyder
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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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Swift989

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-21-2013 01:22:38 | More by Swift989
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kell50

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-09-2013 13:53:36 | More by kell50
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-30-2013 02:20:56 | More by Proclarush
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damngoode

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-26-2013 02:47:33 | More by damngoode
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.1%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-31-2013 04:09:19 | More by VAcrossr
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ipas-for-life

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-14-2013 22:39:51 | More by ipas-for-life
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BleauxLeaux

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-29-2013 23:44:49 | More by BleauxLeaux
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PreacherBrewer

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-25-2013 17:42:34 | More by PreacherBrewer
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j1knapp

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-24-2013 21:55:44 | More by j1knapp
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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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beer2day

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 03:27:21 | More by beer2day
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KomodoDragon

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 04:13:47 | More by KomodoDragon
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to Lawson's sniffer

A:Dark chestnut brown with some ruby redness around the outside and darker then cloudy, but not totally opaque. There is a thin tan head that leaves a thin lacing that goes around the outside.

S: lots of malt that hints of sweetness not too much else there

T: follows the nose with a sweetness in the malt it isn't quite roasted but definitely more toward caramel. There is is almost some hop character pretty drinkable

M: crisp and rather oily it is light and thin goes down easy bit not much character

O:I don't normally drink this style but this wasn't that bad I wouldn't go back but if its your thing seems worth a try regardless goes down fast for the abv so there is that

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 02:09:21 | More by Pinknuggets
Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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