slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014 Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
NW brewers would all love to brew a decent Scottish ale, mainly because Scotland's so cool. One problem: the Scots have no hops and NW brewers are hop fiends. Thus they're usually poorly made (see Grant's and Mactarnahan's). But the Titled Kilt is a fine example--it's a malt fest, sweet and smoky. The peated malt is exactly what it should be, a minor note that adds complexity and a meatiness. A beer that might actually have been brewed in Scotland.
"pretty impressive body and flavor for not that strong of a beer. probably the best beer Pyramid has made, especially since most of em are some variation of wheat. strong on the peet, which lends to a great nose and body! well done." philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Pyramid Ales--Tilted Kilt Scotch Ale--1999 12 oz. Bottle. 6.30% ABV (4.25 / 5.0) Scottish Ale--Dark copper red color. Nice rich slightly sweet malt body with just a hint of smoothly blended peat. Smoky flavors mingle with peat. Well done, but could be a touch bigger. Sampled 2/13/1999.
Pyramid Ales--Tilted Kilt Scottish Ale--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 6.30% ABV (4.0 / 5.0) Scottish Ale--Clear rusty black cherry red color. Mild Scottish peat flavor in rich mild smoky malty body. Light sweetness. Nice brew. Light for Scottish but flavorful. Sampled 4/9/2000.
Pyramid Ales--Tilted Kilt Scottish Ale--2001 12 oz. Bottle. 6.30% ABV (4.25 / 5.0) Scottish Ale--Rich clear copper bronze color. Scottish nose in front. Malty slightly sweet Scottish body with rich flavor and smooth rich malty texture. Clean smooth end. Sampled 4/20/2001.
Pyramid Ales--Tilted Kilt Ale--Seasonal. 2002 12 oz. Bottle. 6.30% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Scottish Ale--Clear deep garnet ruby color. Malty Scottish Heather front leads into rich toasted lightly smoky slightly sweet body. Smooth semi thick caramel Scottish maltiness. Clean lingering malty end with mild hops. Sampled 2/19/2002.
Pyramid Ales--Tilted Kilt Ale--Seasonal. 2003 Block Logo 12 oz. Bottle. 6.30% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Scottish Ale--Clear bright rich red color. Light lacy head. Mildly smoky peat Scotch malty front. Crisp 7 malt rich smoky mild sweet fruity peat Scotch body is creamy smooth. Tangy mild hop lingering malt end. Malty. Sampled 2/21/2003.
Pyramid Ales Breweries, Inc.--Tilted Kilt Seasonal Ale--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 6.30% ABV--20 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Scottish Ale--Clear dark amber black color. Mild lace head. Floral mild hop heather Scottish front. Toasted malty dry sweet peaty mild smoked body. Rich smooth flavor. Tasty but not too big. Mild hop lingering malt end. Sampled 3/3/2004. BuckeyeBoy (8301) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2009
On tap Pyramid Seattle location Pours out a amber topped with a small white head. Aroma of sweet roast malt. Tast was more of the roast malts along with a little nut. Not to bad. monkeychugg55 (1105) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2009
On tap @ Tilted Kilt in Woodridge, IL. Cloudy medium brown with a small white head that leaves nice lacing, but doesn’t retain very well. Aroma of smokey malt and corn. Flavor is sweet and similar, mostly malt, no hops, and a hint of coca. Kinda like a dunkel wisse-scotch ale. Not great, but pretty good and drinkable.l swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Draft at NRA Show Chicago. Darker amber pour. Caramel malt aroma with light peat. Taste was caramel maltiness, some chocolate with light peat. Body was a tad light. Drinkable but not great
Bockyhorsey (2627) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Draft @ Tilted Kilt, Tempe. Sweet malt aroma with some alcohol. Dark amber body with pale white head. Caramel malt in the flavor along with some scotch alcohol than whiskey. Filling brew and good sipping breer. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 28, 2007
12 oz. bottle from spring 2004. Pours a ruby brown color with a thin head. Smells of sweet smoked malts, very scotch whiskey-ish.Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Taste is a weak smoked malt sweetness with a bitter red wine flavor to finish.
Not a bad beer , but not a good scotch style. july 2004
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Poured a dark chestnut color with a creamy orangish head. The nose was malty with some oak/woody aromatics. The flavor was sweet with dates, pears and cinnamon. The finish had a peaty smokiness to it, with floral hops beneth. A little heavy but very enjoyable. mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Brick red color and wee bit of head. (I couldn’t resist) They boast 7 varieties of malt, but the whiskey malt is most prevailant and dominates the nose. A very smooth ale with a sweet finnish. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Draft at the Walnut Creek, CA location. Poured a clear amber color. Head was off white with decent lacing. Spicy malt flavor and aorma without any peated malt smoke flavor unfortunately. Pretty blah for a Scottish ale, but not unpleasant.