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Devils Backbone Wood-Aged Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale

Devils Backbone Wood-Aged Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Our Scottish Wee-Heavy ale aged on wood used by Belmont Farm Distillery. Hints of whisky, oak and vanilla blend with the rich maltiness of this beer. Extremely limited.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2427) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Poured dark from big bottle, hints of vanilla but vaguely medicinal. Not a huge upgrade over regular kilt flasher

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1842) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
a pretty solid wee heavy, with the barrel aging really accenting the flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (991) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2015 Pours brown with a ruby tint and a tan head. Sweet malty aroma with brown sugar, vanilla, whisky & oak. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with cocoa and vanilla, finishing with toffee, a woody oak flavor and whisky booziness. As this beer warms it becomes less sweet and the oak flavor really blooms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1444) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Oak and some vanilla, but mostly the red ale characteristics of the kilt-flasher. Consistent on the palate from first taste to the long finish. Nice citrus notes of orange peel stand out on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5403) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber to near copper pour with a medium, foamy tan head. Aroma is boozy with lots of oak, caramel, malt notes and candy. Taste is big booze with wet , fresh cut oak, caramel, dark bread, sweet malt, toffee notes, light vanilla and soft peat notes. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation and soft alcohol warmth. Ends with more caramel, vanilla notes, big oak, toffee, dark bread, candy, booze and light toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
c_lee_burton (149) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head with lacing. Subtle scent of vanilla and caramel malts. Tastes of caramel, vanilla, booze, and oak. More boozy version of Kilt Flasher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCFairfax (2) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2013 does not count
Good malty flavor with a strong finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11805) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Draft. Medium off-white head atop clear garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some whisky, light wood. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some wood, light whisky. Soft medium-full body, light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Serving: Draft at MacDowell Brew Kitchen. It pours a deep, deep ruddy color with a dense, light tan head. The nose has a strong smell of caramel, bourbon, and wood. The flavor follows suit with a heavy dose of malt hitting the tongue. Lots of chewy caramel to go with vanilla, oak, and bourbon notes. Full bodied with softer carbonation and a lingering, slightly boozy finish. The finish is surprising given the ABV, but the alcohol doesn’t seem to hide despite being only 7.8%. I would have guessed it was stronger.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1215) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2013
Vanilla and caramel aroma. Apperence dark amber with a slight cream head smokey flavor with a long palate overtones of caramel. More on the bitter style

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