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Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of blackie
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
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
Photo of Shall6815
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Shall6815, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

MarvinSnyder, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

ROGUE16, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Swift989, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

kell50, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Proclarush, Jul 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

damngoode, Jul 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

bmjivi221, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

AngusOg, Jun 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

BryceB, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

VAcrossr, May 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

ipas-for-life, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

BleauxLeaux, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of j1knapp
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

j1knapp, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

2dogbrew, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of beer2day
3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

beer2day, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of KomodoDragon
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

KomodoDragon, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of Pinknuggets
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
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

Pinknuggets, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

PaulsBrew, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Seanecy, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

AndrewMichael, Jan 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

mhbarber, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

dugly2ugly, Dec 29, 2012
Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.