Kilt Flasher | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Kilt FlasherKilt Flasher
BA SCORE
3.75/5
220 Ratings
Kilt FlasherKilt Flasher
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
Ranking:
#21,828
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
220
pDev:
9.87%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours will into the glass, brown with a moderate tan head. Malty flavor hits your nose and tongue. Alcohol is noticeable but definitely within reason and it goes down easily. Yum!

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerme626
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BradTheGeek
4.51/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer was what got me off hops and onto malt. I have had the original (which I drink now), wood aged, and whiskey barrel aged at Top of the Hops in 2013. All are very, very good.

Pours a dark brown with a mild to moderate head. Has a roasty, dark caramel smell as it opens up.
Taste is an explosion of malts, with a few residual sugars. Body is not the heaviest, but is certainly present.

I live fairly close to Devils Backbone and go out there occasionally, and while I like many of their beers, this remains my favorite from the brewery.

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Photo of drummerguy
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aBeerMan
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DamienI
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.19/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

As a fan of the style that normally is above average on Wee Heavy, this one disappointed. Had a late aftertaste that was not really bitter, almost like rubbing alcohol, that lingered in the back of the mouth. Despite not being extremely big you notice the alcohol, they did not disguise it very well. Hopefully I just got a bad bottle or something.

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Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear, chestnut brown with a hint of red. Head was a thin layer of toffee-colored foam that lasted nicely and left fair lacing.

S: Fresh baked bread dominates. I also detect burnt sugar and some floral notes.

T: The bread in the nose dominates the taste as well, at least initially -- bready malt does yield to sweeter malts after a moment. Faint notes of molasses and rum are perceptible as well. Hops bitterness in the finish is medium, but not not complex.

M: Pretty moist, but well-carbonated. The warmth of the high ABV is certainly there as well.

O: Not very complex, but tasty enough. A decent but unremarkable Scottish ale.

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Photo of KeyWestGator
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nels_BA
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First drink was sweet but not too sweet to my taste. Thoroughly enjoyed the brew.

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Photo of Boone757
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrBoh
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark deep ruby with a light mocha head which soon resides. Pretty good lacing.

Scent is sweet. Has a rum like molasses aroma, vanilla, French oak, caramel, sweet corn, and finishes very herbaly. Alcohol scent is pretty prevalent, but sweet and mixes well.

Taste is sweet and wonderful. Alcohol taste is pretty prominent, along with bitter charred oak, sweet corn and vanilla, and smoky molasses. Has an herbal medicinal finish.

Mouthfeel is relatively flat. Light carbonation, not oily or chewy, pretty velvety.

First wee heavy I've had in a while, makes me want to look for some more.

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Photo of pbechtel
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Love the Eight Point IPA (also produced by Devil's Backbone) and Virginia beers overall (born and raised), so I decided to give this beer a shot. Pours a dark amber with minimal head and moderate lacing. Taste is very sweet, aromatic, citrus...Overall a great taste but nothing wildly unique or explosive. Goes down smooth with very little aftertaste. Overall, I enjoyed this beer and would drink it again!

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4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of myouman
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Mattyb79
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of themind
3/5  rDev -20%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of victory4me
3.9/5  rDev +4%

Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Kilt Flasher from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 220 ratings
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