Sunday, February 24, 2013

Brews like Psycho Kilter Wee Heavy justify my opinion that Starr Hill is the best of the established Virginia breweries. It's malt forward and light on hops, in the Scottish tradition, with a boozy character. Psycho kilter pours a bright brown, similar to a Belgian triple, with a medium head. The aroma is slight, I picked up on some of the roasted malt, but not a lot else. I'd honestly expected more in the way of aroma. The flavor is very good. Spicey, bitter, pungent roasted malt finishes with a mild hop tingle and a little heat (9.3% ABV). This might be the most complex of the Starr Hill brews I've had, and if it comes out in 12 oz bottles I'll buy it again.