probstblueribbon (2708) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 fl oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear copper with a small light tan head.
Aroma: Starts off with this big hit of brown sugar and maple, like instant oatmeal, a fair bit of caramel and dark toffee, kinda dusty, a wee hint of fruitiness, more of that maple sugar note, there are some other vague malt notes, maple taffy, not that bad, but isnít really doing it for me.
Palate: Medium-ish body, restrained effervescence.
Flav.: Still has that slightly smokey maple taffy and brown sugar thing going on, didnít get the smoke on the nose, adds a bit of appeal, not much else going on here; dry with very little bitterness and a kinda smokey maple sugar finish.
Didnít hate it, but it lacked panache.
devilben02 (261) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from the bottle with a rich and deep but translucent reddish chestnut brown color, but only a thin film of fizzy head appears before quickly vanishing into a faint ring. The aroma is pleasantly potent, with a rich malty character filled with dark caramel, cherries, and plums. The flavor isnít quite as bold as the aroma, with the primary characteristic being a sweet graininess that is reminiscent of maple and brown sugar oatmeal, but there are also the light fruitiness from the aroma, as well as a rich caramel finish. The texture is a disappointment, with a thin, light fizzyness that doesnít match the rich malty flavors. Overall, this beer was complex and enjoyable, but the weak body really deflated the flavors, leaving me wanting for something more substantial.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to Ryan011235. Scotch Ale? Iíd call it a Scottish Ale at 5.3% ABV. Oh well.
Clear reddish-amber in appearance with a one-finger off-white head.
Not too much happening on the nose. Youíve got your caramel and youíve got your roast, and thereís a touch of earthiness in there.
On the flavor, it gets a bit more interesting. The caramel malts contribute a good level of sweetness, and thereís a hint of toast and some graham cracker notes with an earthy finish.
Medium-bodied with average carbonation and a very run-of-the-mill average mouthfeel.
You know, man, this is not a bad beer. Itís drinkable and to style if your style is a Scottish Ale.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber/caramel color. Aroma os sweet malts, light caramel, some toasted malts. Flavor is similar to the aroma with a little bit of fruits. Smooth, chewy body. Nice ale.
Drake (7850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a medium frothy tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of toasted malts, graham crackers, caramel, butter. The taste is caramel, toasted malts, faint earthy notes, very faint hops in the finish. Medium bodied. OK.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy amber pour. Caramwl and diacetyl bomb pretty much sum this beast up. meh
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of diacetyl and caramel malt. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, tan/off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet. Tastes of diacetyl and caramel malt. Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Caramel malt and diacetyl finish. A buttery mess.
mcnealc31 (245) - Elida, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Twisted Kilt had a lot of promise. I do really enjoy everything Iíve had from Thirsty Dog, and Scotch Ales are rising on my list of favorite styles. The color was like iced tea, maybe a bit more orange. Some moderate malty flavors with some light hop bitterness and some fruit notes. Thereís an unexpected sour finish, but once I knew to expect it, I liked it.
Overall, I thought it was alright. I might get it again, but there are other Scotch Ales I much prefer
scottw86 (1055) - Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear caramel color with a small offwhite head. Aroma is quite sweet with a candy corn hint. Some scotch with lots of caramel. Taste is a little watery with lots of caramel and sweet doughy flavors. Not as harsh as other scotch ales. A little too sweet but overall pretty good.
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Again this is from cleveland (well akron). Unfortunately I didnít like this as much as some of the other beers from the classy "thirsty dog" brewery. This bottle has a girl wearing a kilt which appears to be being eaten by some sort of dog. I canít tell you if it is a golden retriever, or if it is just a common mutt. I suppose I am happy that it is not a male with a kilt. I am not very familiar with these scotch ales, but this tastes pretty watered down, and sweet. Not really the best combination in my book. Bah!