Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Twisted Kilt Scotch AleTwisted Kilt Scotch Ale

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Dogbrick on 01-13-2003

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

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

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4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I find it hard to believe that mine is the third review of this beer which I have seen on tap and in bottles regularly around here (granted I live in Ohio but still!). On tap at Winking Lizard in Mentor, Ohio last night for I think $4.00. Review from notes taken at the bar.

A Opaque dark brown body but bad light at Winking Lizard made an accurate observation difficult to say the least.

S Nice sweet scotch ale smell, very appropriate to the style and inviting.

T Nice above average scotch ale taste with malt, some hops in a nice balanced ale. Really quite good. Anyone with a taste for this style and access to this beer should give it a go.

M Moderate fullness, true to the style.

D Very good indeed and a good sessionable beer.

Notes: Count me as very impressed with this beer, a good and very drinkable example of the style. I will have to try more from this brewery!

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4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Pours a dark brown with one finger soapy off-white head, with pretty high carbonation streaming

S- Butterscotch, caramel, and brown sugar

T- Butterscotch, caramel, nuttiness, brown sugar, and coffee

M- Goes down very smooth, creamy on the finish, with some good carbonation that is not overwhelming. Does have a sticky mouthfeel.

O- Very drinkable and flavorful. There is a little nice roastiness to this beer that plays well with the sweetness. This is a great sessionable beer at 5.2%.

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4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It pours a dark amber to mahogany with a thick light beige head two fingers thick.

Aroma: Lots of caramel malts nicely bready with notes of molasses. Some dark fruits, plum, traces of grape.

Taste: Chocolate malts, notes of coaco, the malts are very bready which is a very good thing. There are some dark fruits bits of plum and some note of black licorice. The mouthfeel is smooth with light carbonation.

Notes: This is dam tasty the breadiness is nothing short of remarkable. Cheers.

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4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- hazy chestnut brown with a nice creamy beige head. Foam settled to a thick ring with some drippy lace.

S- very fresh somewhat peaty grain aroma. A touch of cocoa and coffee and some peat. Dry, woodsy, cigar, very subtle raisin and fruity tartness, mild earthy hops.

T- some sweetish caramel malt, a little chocolate, otherwise nicely woodsy and toasty with tasty peat. Some herbal hops in the finish.

MF- a little too fizzy, but finishes with a good powdery feel. Almost full bodied.

D- highly drinkable scotch ale especially thanks to the low abv. On the level with everlasting good example I've had.

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4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a clear deep ruddy amber hue with a bright lighter khaki hue with even finely spread lacing around the chalice. Aroma strong smoked peated malts an amazingly light smoked meats tone going on. Flavor is great a rush of smokey sweet malt light brisk malt character this is really well made Scottish ale, there's body moderate carbonation wonderful mix of flavors in this beer. Sturdy herbal backing earthy hops this stuff is great really drinkable I'm glad I gambled on a bottle. Definitely one I will look out for I wanna try more Thirsty Dog brews, these are solid standup players in the Ohio microbrew scene. I heard there brewer used to work at Great Lakes and he helped formulate some of the famous Great Lakes brews so my next stop will be their Dortmunder Lager aka Labrador Lager.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber color with a thin off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of malt, alcohol and cinnamon. Warm and rich malt flavor with a somewhat syrupy finish. Another foray into higher-ABV beers for Thirsty Dog, this is good stuff. It's nice to see a new Scotch Ale on the market!

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Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 200 ratings