Kilt Flasher | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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83
good
220 Ratings
THE BROS
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
dbbrewingcompany.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Thorpe429 on 05-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
220
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thorpe429
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rustico during the Devil’s Backbone NoVA launch. Served in a taster glass. Pours a decently-dark brown color with a good tan head. Spots of lacing on the way down. The nose carries some sweet caramel, and a bit of bread and toffee. Mild sweetness to the flavor and just a hint of fruit in the background. Body is medium. Good finish.

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Photo of Boone757
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oberon
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 1/23/17.Pours a brilliant ruby tinged mahogany with thinner lighter beige head atop.Big caramel aromas with some vanilla intertwined in there,obviously malt forward.Caramel with a cola element finishing buttery on the palate,no hop profile here.Palate is full of caramel and mild dark fruit,again no hop presence.Not bad but a little one sided.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of billab914
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into my Three Floyd's glass. Deep copper color with a thin white head scattered across the top. Nice looking color.

Aroma has notes of caramel and toffee with a little bit of dark fruit presence to it. Pretty nice showcasing of the malts in the aroma without being overly sweet.

The taste follows with more of the caramel and toffee flavors to it. The dark fruits come out more in the finish along with some hop bitterness. Relatively well balanced for the style.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being on the high side of the style. Overall, it's a pretty good version of the style. The malt flavors were nicely done and it was pretty drinkable and flavorful overall.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of AlexFields
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smakawhat
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wee heavy ale glass.

An aggressive pour, brings a large frothy settling three finger tan and creamy head, fills the glass so nicely and settles slowly to a thick puck. The body color is an aggressive deep ruby garnet red, with a mix of cola and thin bubbles. The beer glows like a gem.

Nose is rather interesting. Thick sticky toffee malts and an array of interesting aromas. Cinnamon, soy sauce, black pepper and dense doughy barley in a way. Real fascinating if at time strange.

Light bodied palate with an interesting flavor. The malts don't seem to carry or provide a depth of toffee and thick sensing flavors. THere is a light bodied fruity sort of character to this with a hint of pepper like finish. Large pepper like aromatics on the finish that come on the swallow which is kind of jarring if not morbidly fascinating.

Overall it's also not quite boozy for the style, but the palate flavor is intriguing and enjoyable. Nice one to add to the Devils Backbone collection.

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Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of redfox405
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of avalon07
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brownish color with red tints, and somewhat cloudy texture. There was a small amount of off white, foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Fair lacing.

S: A kind of underwhelming aroma of malt, toffee, and caramel.

T: Tasted of a hint of caramel (not enough), some toffee, a fair shot of roasted malt, light hops, a light, smoky quality, and a little bit of dark fruits (plums, maybe?). This is a pretty disappointing flavor. It's fairly flat, without much character to speak of. Could have been better.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Kilt Flasher is one of those beers that just doesn't stand out. On the whole, a bland brew.

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Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, brown in color, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is caramel, toasted malt, smokiness, and light hops. Nice and malty treat. I have other Scotch ales I prefer, but this is solid.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Kilt Flasher from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 220 ratings.
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