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Starr Hill Psycho Kilter

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Starr Hillís Psycho Kilter Wee Heavy is characterized by its huge malty nose with hints of roastiness. A full, sweet palate with very little hops, this high-gravity brew is the Scotsí unique specialty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4686) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a ear dark amber body under a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is really rich and malty with minimal hopping. The flavor is rather sweet, but a bit husky and grainy at the same time. If finishes a bit rough with some lingering light roast and burnt caramel. Some fairly noticeable alcohol on the finish as well. Medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation and a slight stickiness. Decent enough, but nothing special, a little too husky and grainy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADesenberg (500) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle: pours dark reddish amber with a tan head. Aromas of sweet malt and booze. Taste is some whiskey and bread. Packs a nice alcohol punch, but itís hidden well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle at friendís wedding. Aroma was heavy on the sweet malts, with more than a touch of booze. I didnít actually realize this was 9.3% - pretty masked if you ask me, also probably one reason why I got drunk faster that evening. Aroma was malts, caramel notes, sugar and sweet mild pine. Not my favorite style, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1215) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
12 oz bottle for my birthday The ale poured an attractive dark amber color that was translucent. The head was biege and small with lacing. The light aroma of caramel malts and toast. The flavor was more complex with brown suger, caramel, pine and dried fruit. The medium body ale had average carbonation. This is an excellent ale. Well-masked alcohol and sly hop bitterness keep the swallow in check for a warm, neat conclusion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Deep dark brown coloured body with a small, one centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee, earth, nuts and a bit of oak. Medium-bodied; Strong malty flavour with tons of nuts and a bit of sweet caramelised sugars with nothing else right behind. Aftertaste shows some alcohol and earthy malt and nuts and bitterness followed by mild caramel. Overall, not very special, pedestrian at best and perhaps a bit offensive and bitter at worst. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia as part of a 12 pack sampler sampled on 18-December-2013 after a hockey game.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1384) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a thick, off-white head. Spicy nose with some maltiness in the background. Dry, malty taste with a sense of hops and roasted malt as well. Not the biggest fan of Scotch Ales. But this one is OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2616) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours a clear amber color with an off-white soapy head. Aroma of dark fruit, bread, and earth. Caramel and dark fruit flavor with bread, and peat to round out the taste. Definitely improved in flavor as it warmed. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a dark/deep amber, almost brown with an off white head. Caramel, roast/toast, lighter earhiness, and some wood. Oveall alcohol content well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2560) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Dark brown with a thin head. The aroma is very sweet with some fruit and bread. The flavor is all malt, thick and chewy. Lots of booze too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4198) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2013
22oz bottle pours a translucent mahogany amber with some clinging, slightly off white head. Nose is fairly mild, malty, caramel, a little toast, some light char, a little orange, a little pine, brown sugar. Flavor is better, malty, brown sugar, caramel, a little metal, some orange rind, dried pine needles, a lick of smoke. Odd, this reminded me more of a weak barleywine than a scotch.

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