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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.7%

blbarnett3, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of mntlover
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

mntlover, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Zraly
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Zraly, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Mikeypnh
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Mikeypnh, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of TaylorK
4/5  rDev +6.7%

TaylorK, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Morockm
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Morockm, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev 0%

ygtbsm94, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Guden
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Guden, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Gatordaddy, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of geryeb624
4/5  rDev +6.7%

geryeb624, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

avisong, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of dmk91
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

dmk91, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of SonOfKyuss
4/5  rDev +6.7%

SonOfKyuss, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of ZachKelly
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

ZachKelly, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of WallingBrew
4/5  rDev +6.7%

WallingBrew, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of mjh0527
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

mjh0527, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of Quafftastic
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Quafftastic, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.05/5  rDev +8%
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.

smakawhat, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Hockey_Fan, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Leeshka410
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Leeshka410, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

ncstateplaya, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Ac2013
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Ac2013, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of blackie
3.6/5  rDev -4%
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

blackie, Sep 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Shall6815, Aug 23, 2013
Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.