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Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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3.71/5
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Twisted Kilt Scotch AleTwisted Kilt Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
thirstydog.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Dogbrick on 01-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,702
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
197
pDev:
14.02%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
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Photo of CaptainHate
3.32/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had this as part of a late lunch at Malabar Farms Restaurant. They had a nice selection of Ohio craft beers available and, in retrospect, I probably should have opted for a kolsch of another brewery but I chose this because I like Scottish Ales. Things got off to a bad start when the waitress brought me a frosted glass; ordinarily I have told her to bring me a room temperature one but it was our anniversary and I didn't want my wife to think I was being unreasonable.

The look was the best part of it with a rich brown color, however much I could see through the melted frost, and a nice off white head. The smell was a little thin as was the taste; I just didn't get enough of the the rich caramel flavors I associate with a Scottish Alr. Whoever called it more like a brown ale is spot on The mouthfeel was closer to what I was expecting but still not good enough. Although certainly adequate as a lunchtime beer, as a Scottish ale it's second tier at best imo. Perhaps wee heavies have made my expectations for this style unrealistic.

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Photo of SLeffler27
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear dark copper with garnet highlights in a Cisco fisheye pint glass. The modest creamy light khaki head quickly dissipates to a ring leaving no lacing. Fine carbonation lazily rises within.

The aroma opens with sweet malt and roasted caramel. Peet aromas are pronounced and earthy, followed by cashew and dried autumn wood. Only a suggestion of smoke lingers in the background.

Malt is balanced between roast and sweet with fresh baked whole wheat bread. Nuts give way to tobacco leaves and the modest lingering finish becomes sweet. Warmth surprisingly has no impact.

The medium body and creamy textured beer has soft carbonation and a slight presence of alcohol.

While this is a tasty beer, one will not find oneself contemplating it deeply. Rather there is a solid base from which to launch hearty conversation. It is reminiscent of a savory Brown Ale.

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Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caveworm
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, the head on this beer is three fingers thick and off-white, with solid lacing, and a deep, dark reddish brown body.

Smells like a generous helping of the caramelized malts mentioned on the label with only very faint notes of scotch.

Wow, this almost actually tastes like caramel! Yet nothing is too heavy or lingering; goes down nice& has a quenching finish.

Medium light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll choose to give Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company a 4.5. This is a nice mix of flavor and drinkability.

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Photo of SouthernBuckeye
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.32/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Greenville, South Carolina.

Appearance: Pours a relatively clear, dark reddish-brown body with a slim, thin, light ecru head.

Smell: Toasty, lightly nutty with a thin shaving of roast. A little fruitiness. Modest notes of cocoa and the brownest of sugars.

Taste: A washed out, watered-down taste of heavily toasted bread given a bit of brown sugar sweetness and a hint of cocoa powder. Light raisiny fruitiness. A modest touch of spicy hops with a very low bitterness. Sweetish, toasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: So-so.

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Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmaskell33
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djchrismac
2.65/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of rarigney
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of harryhops
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hman43
2.39/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a amber color. Sweet aroma with roasted malts and molasses. It is very highly carbonated. Tastes of roasted malts, hoppy grass and an off taste of seltzer.

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Photo of spycow
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LennyBound
4.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful color, but no real beer aroma. Gritty taste-not smokey or hoppy--Grassy. Not a wee heavy, so do not be fooled.

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Photo of user785335
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oakaged88
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beef_Curtains
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StretchZep
4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice Scottish Ale! The malt is exceptional and goes down really smooth. One of my favorites. ;)

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Photo of slasich
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.41/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 197 ratings
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