weharvie (40) - USA - APR 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderfully balanced. nice aroma. black color and dark creamy head. Balanced peat and hop flavor. Definitely one to return to Devil’s backbone for...
kidobutai (593) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ahhhhh. I have come to really enjoy a good Scotch ale, and this falls squarely in that category (and at a reasonable price). Poured from a bottle, great color and lacing. Not overwhelmingly syrupy, good caramel notes
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on draft. Kilt Flasher is a dark reddish-brown in color with a sturdy beige head. The aroma is sweet malt caramel with some earthy undertones. The slightly sweet taste has some nuttiness and a hint of bitter hops. A sweet malt flavor remains in the finish. The 8% ABV makes this one a sipper, though the alcohol is well-masked. Will seek out again for sure!
zizzybalubba (1743) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA (listed as 8% ABV on the label). Pours light brown with minimal head and shows reddish-orange highlights in the glass. Aroma of graham cracker, chocolate, and light floral hops. The flavor contains the malty sweetness I expect from this style, has undercurrents of chocolate, yet there is just enough citrus and floral hop flavor to keep this from becoming too cloying. The alcohol content is perfect letting you know it is there but certainly not overdone. I have had beers in this category that I like better but none that represented the style more perfectly.
Travlr (19541) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark amber brown color, thick creamy head, solid lacing. Aroma pf burnt caramel and black pepper. Taste is toasted ground nuts. Very nice.
MattyKakes (117) - Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is like toast with brown sugar. The taste is roasted coffee; brown sugar , and oak. This is a nice sipping brew for the fall/winter season.
OnTheTrail (275) - Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 Pours dark brown, quickly dissipating tan head. Rich toasty aroma.Maybe dark fruit. Sweet toasty malt, some toffee, some coffee hints and some hops. A nice tasty beer.
Slipstream (2348) - USA - APR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very impressive SA. It is malty with lots of caramel to start. It is fairly sweet and malty in the nose. There is a dash of herbs in the flavor, which is top notch for the style imo. This could be the best thing I’ve tried yet from this brewery (which is now owned by Bud @#%).
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2013 Growler from the brewpub. They don’t sell this in growlers, but they told me over the phone that they did and no way in hell was I going to drive 45 minutes each way for just this beer and not leave with it. Oh well, generally they give great customer service. Pours a dark brown color with a slight haze. Aroma of toffee and caramel. Small head with good head retention and fair lacing. Taste is caramel, toffee, nuts, molasses and a lightly hopped finish. Very very faint peat-like smoke. Smooth, thin-medium bodied. 8/3/8/4/15/3.8
Rerate 10/22/13 from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a thin off-white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, toasted malts, mild vanilla and raisins. The taste is toffee, toasted malts, mild smoke, mild fruits, mild vanilla. Medium bodied, slight bitterness, decent balance. Still excellent. 8/3/7/4/16/3.8
ScottWallace82 (96) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a glass. Pours a clear, dark reddish-brown. Thin, fast dissipating head. Aroma of caramel and alcohol. Smooth, heavy mouthfeel. Tastes of peated malt, caramel, toffee, and touch of vanilla. A very warming and enjoyable wee heavy.