Kilty Pleasure | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Kilty PleasureKilty Pleasure

Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by NJpadreFan on 01-30-2010

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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of PhillyNole
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MarkLinton1
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First of all...I love the name of this beer. Not a style of beer that I drink on a regular basis. Definitely a malt bomb with an abundance of flavors. Vanilla, raisin, molasses, brown sugar, light floral (must be the heather) and very earthy malt flavors. You can distinctly feel the alcohol warming you up. I'm enjoying this on a mild Spring evening, however Kilty Pleasure would be a fantastic beer for a sub zero January night. The more I drink this beer...the more I drink enjoy it. Must be the 10.00 ABV!

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Photo of chinchill
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served at about 50F in a Belgian snifter.

Pours with a nearly opaque, dark brown body. Short light brown head has good retention.

Aroma: floral (heather?) with way more alcohol than expected ... that is, before I discovered that this has 10% ABV. Hints of vanilla, raisins, brown sugar, and light spicing.

Flavor: Sweet fruity taste up front. Lightly sweet overall with some lingering mild bitterness. Hints of mineral water, baked herbs (heather?), peat and smoke. Earthy and heavily floral aspects contribute to the complexity.

Feel: Medium body with obviously high ABV.

O: a fine, and very Scottish, Wee Heavy.

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Photo of Lambdon
3.02/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Billsirocky
4.53/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A top shelf Scotch Ale

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Photo of Valentno7
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of julianper
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TipsyKitty
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpalestino
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Nathan_Snyder
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of psdriscoll
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy, very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, some alcohol as well. Taste is malts, alcohol, some hops, more alcohol as it warms. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of krykel
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium brown color with an off white head. Some lace stickage and a muffled clarity. Aroma of peat smoked malt, brown sugar, and molasses. In the flavor, caramel, toast, brown sugar, molasses and a bit of smoke. A malt bomb for sure, there is hardly any bitterness. Little alcohol heat for a beer above 8% this drinks a bit too easy. An enjoyable beer, though a bit off the mark from the style. Still, Ive had it a couple of times and its well worth revisiting.

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Photo of pjkelley82
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(poured into a tulip)

A: appropriate deep rust hue, mild haze.... not much head, but decent amount of lace

S: soft booze-diluted caramel.... bit of toasted grain and grass

T: straight malt - bold, lightly roasty... perfumy alcohol overtone... moderate bitterness that lasts, balancing nicely.... flowery, dirty-earthy hop aftertaste as well as light-moderate alcohol afterglow

M: pretty decent, thick-ish, mildly viscous feel - lip-smacky, yet fairly dry in the finish

O: taste could have a bit more depth, however, it's pretty solid otherwise.... this is a seemingly tough style for American breweries to nail down properly/accurately - PBC's take leans in the right direction, though - just needs a lil refinement

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Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of IronLover
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque, dark raisin brown in color with hints of ruby red on the edges. Poured with a short, dense, light beige foam that reduced to a steady cap with decent lacings. Rich, roasted and caramel malt aromas with vanilla and a smoky finish. Creamy smooth feel with rich, delicate carbonation. Roasted malt and vanilla up front quickly followed by herbal and smoky malt flavors. A touch of vanilla again through the middle along with caramel maltiness toward the end. Finished with an herbal hop bitterness and smoky aftertaste. Incredibly malty with just enough earthy flavors to mask the warming punch that this delivers. 

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Photo of robgage
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of HRamz3
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of yourefragile
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle.

Pours a dark brown with copper tinges and a bubbly light tan head. Belgian like nose, dark and sweet, plum, caramel, toast, and brown sugar. Medium thick body, soft carbonation and a lingering caramel malt finish. Flavor is vanilla and peat, lightly smoked, loads of rich malt, not much alcohol presence.

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Photo of Schmidts
4.48/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark Brown with a 3/4 inch tan head, lots of lacing. Smells of burnt malts coffee and fruits. Taste is of Burnt Malts, coffee, and roasted nuts. It has a beautiful hit of Hops and Alcohol in the finish and is just wonderful.
Mouth feel leaves a bitter hop hit. Overall I give this 4.50 it is a outstanding Beer and this is my second bottle of it. Wanted to give it a fair try!
Strong but smooth almost the profile of a smooth Bourbon whiskey in its fine finish. Give this one a try you will like it. Another great beer from Philadelphia brewing!

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Kilty Pleasure from Philadelphia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 52% out of 100 with 75 ratings
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