Psycho Kilter
Starr Hill Brewery

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From:
Starr Hill Brewery
 
Virginia, United States
Style:
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
ABV:
9.3%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.5 | pDev: 12.86%
Ratings:
61
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 10, 2014
Added:
Jan 10, 2013
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  5
SCORE
81
Good
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Notes: None
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4.5 by RBorsato from Virginia on Dec 10, 2014
 
4.25 by lillitnn92 from Virginia on Nov 18, 2014
 
3.5 by jpd7374 from Pennsylvania on Oct 20, 2014
 
3.75 by deonreds from New York on Oct 20, 2014
 
4.4 by OCain from North Carolina on Sep 25, 2014
 
3.5 by InfragilisBrew from Illinois on Aug 22, 2014
 
3.5 by ncstateplaya from North Carolina on Aug 15, 2014
 
3.25 by KG710 from Georgia on Aug 12, 2014
 
3.25 by papajohn56 from Florida on Aug 03, 2014
 
4.5 by Beershack from Virginia on Jul 21, 2014
 
3.42 by VAbrookiechaser from Virginia on Jul 18, 2014
 
3.5 by MattSharpless from Virginia on Jul 17, 2014
 
3.5 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Jun 29, 2014
 
4 by JMUduke from Taiwan on Jun 28, 2014
 
3.5 by SharkNado from Pennsylvania on Jun 14, 2014
 
3.25 by twenty5 from Pennsylvania on May 31, 2014
 
3.25 by Latarnik from New Jersey on May 24, 2014
 
3.75 by robebo44 from Virginia on May 17, 2014
 
4 by jimpyle48 from Virginia on May 02, 2014
 
3.75 by atrocity from Virginia on Apr 29, 2014
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2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

22 oz bottle into a pint glass. From notes; bottled in Dec. 2012.

A: Pours a clear dark red color, with a pale yellow head that's a finger high. There isn't much lacing left on the glass, but the retention isn't bad.

S: I'm getting slight smoke from the malt, along with a caramel-y touch. There's also a bit of brown sugar and phenol. Not bad.

T: It starts with some mild smoky caramel. There seems to be some leafy hop bitterness on the back end, too. Slightly phenolic, too. Kind of low on flavor, especially for 9.3%. On the plus side, it's easy to drink.

M: It's coarse-feeling and dry finishing, along with a relative lightness that makes it quite drinkable. Carbonation is par for the style.

O: I don't think it's aged spectacularly, but it's not irredeemable in its current state - just bland. No need to seek this one out.

Apr 22, 2014
 
3.75 by wollefdoogylloj from Virginia on Apr 18, 2014
 
3 by srs232 from Pennsylvania on Apr 17, 2014
 
4.75 by ercjr1101 from Pennsylvania on Apr 17, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by obywan59 from Virginia

Pours dark ruby to near mahogany, deep amber against my computer screen. 1 1/2 finger light tan head that dissipates quickly leaving moderate lacing.

Fruity and citric in aroma with a bit of caramel and spice.

A bit overbalanced in the bitter department in my opinion. Some sweet malts up front with a hint of caramel and the occasional fruity cherry in the back of the mouth, but a bitter, burnt taste hovers over it all. It seems a bit raw, maybe a little more time would improve it.

Medium full in body, light bite of carbonation and oily burn in the throat.

Decent overall, perhaps the oily burn implies overly much bittering hops as opposed to the burnt malt taste I mentioned earlier. It seemed to mellow just a bit as it warmed, but I still think it's a bit raw. I liked it better in the end.

Apr 16, 2014
 
3.5 by LJWalker from Indiana on Apr 11, 2014
 
3.25 by CorgiDad from Mississippi on Mar 16, 2014
 
3.25 by ramblinwreck101 from Georgia on Mar 11, 2014
 
4.25 by nofunyons from Virginia on Mar 08, 2014
 
3.25 by jaswilson2 from South Carolina on Mar 06, 2014
 
3.25 by squack from Virginia on Mar 03, 2014
 
3.5 by jaymo18 from Virginia on Feb 25, 2014
 
3.75 by SonOfKyuss from Virginia on Feb 09, 2014
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3.07/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by delta490 from Virginia

A- poured a medium brown with a foamy white head. There is almost no retention or lacing

S- nondescript to almost absent. There were some initial lighter malt notes and a slight alcohol astringency

T- also pretty nondescript. It's got an overall malt profile, but there is nothing distinct that I can put a name to.

M- it's a little thin, reflecting the lack of malt depth, but there is a nice crisp finish

O-other than the alcohol, this just an OK beer. Not one I'd go to again.

Feb 01, 2014
 
3 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania on Jan 30, 2014
 
3.25 by Mikecap from Rhode Island on Jan 26, 2014
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3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Dodo2step from Pennsylvania

P- Westy's Beer Distributor

A- A copper/brown color with less than a 1/4 finger head when poured and it runs off quickly. A poor lacing as well. Clear but striated with tones of red.

S- figs, toffee malts and brown sugar. simple.

F- toffee and brown sugar dominate the palate at first. I then get a mild earthy tone on the back end.

M- chewy and malty. The malts over dominate.

O- not a bad wee heavy. It is hard for me to rate as I have not had very many over the years but this is down on the list of the ones I have had.

Jan 18, 2014
 
3 by hypnotoad1 from Virginia on Jan 18, 2014
 
3.25 by bigbutter from Virginia on Dec 26, 2013
 
3.5 by josh32219 from Virginia on Oct 01, 2013
Psycho Kilter from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 61 ratings