Psycho Kilter | Starr Hill Brewery

Psycho KilterPsycho Kilter
BA SCORE
29.5%
Liked This Beer
3.5 w/ 61 ratings
Psycho KilterPsycho Kilter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by chakadrum on 01-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
61
Liked:
18
Avg:
3.5/5
pDev:
12.86%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of lillitnn92
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of OCain
4.4/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of InfragilisBrew
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of KG710
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of papajohn56
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Beershack
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattSharpless
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JMUduke
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of SharkNado
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of twenty5
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of robebo44
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of jimpyle48
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

 836 characters

Photo of wollefdoogylloj
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of srs232
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of ercjr1101
4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of obywan59
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

 803 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Psycho Kilter from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 29.5% out of 100 with 61 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.