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Ye Olde Kilt Tilter - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

125 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 13
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 09-16-2002)
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Reviews by Shovelbum:
Photo of Shovelbum
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%

Pours a thin than head over a black-mahogany body. Head dissipates quickly, although not surprising for the style especially at this ABV. Aromas start wafting upward as soon as the ale is poured— dark rum, vinous fruit and caramel. Flavor is a mixture of biscuits and caramel. The sweetness seems drown out by alcohol, but you can tell it is in here with a full body. A touch of alcohol heat and hop bitterness too.

It could just be my personal taste, but something seems a bit off in here—not exceptionally so as the ale is still quite enjoyable. But the body just comes off as a bit dry to me… could be the elevated abv or over-zealous hopping.

Shovelbum, Jan 24, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%

Poured a deep rich burgundy with a well retained 1/2 finger off white colored head that really settled slowly,Nice melding of malt dominated aromas some brown sugar and pretty hefty somry aromas with lighter notes of butter and alcohol,that smokiness really comes thru in the flavors something that usually comes with good Scotch ales this seems more prominant with notes of brown sugar and dry earthy note in the finish,the alcohol creeps up slowly.A nice big chewey mouthfeel goes well with the bigger malty flavors,not the ideal beer to drink on a warm spring night like tonight here in NC. It"s big and warming a fine example of the style in my mind.

oberon, Apr 16, 2006
Photo of JasonA
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%

Pours a deep carmel, maybe a bit hazy. Very little head, minimal lacing.

Yummy, sweet, deep malt. ABV present, but smells delicious.

Alcohol, somewhat dry. A bit watery. Quite strange. Not much else. Maybe a bit yeasty/bready. Seems like a lot missing.

Sits well, ABV not overpowering. Im searching for the malt though.

Decent, not sure I would go back to it. Id like a bit more walt, less watery flavor.

JasonA, Mar 14, 2009
Photo of Jason
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%

22 oz bomber with no freshness date.

A- Three fingers of thick foam hold like a champ, dark hazed reddish brown glows in the light.

S- Bubble gum, banana taffy ... lots of malt sweetness with a diacetyl caramel backing.

T&M- Very smooth with a creamy slickness on the tongue. Hint of fusel alcohol. Bold malt profile with a big caramel and rounded toasted grain, ample sweetness is balanced by a modest hop and warming alcohol. Suggestions of banana taffy in the finish with in the malt sweetness.

D- Not to bad at all, a bit too much alcohol up front for me but all in all a good brew to be had and worthy enough to be called a Scotch Ale.

Jason, Jun 01, 2006
Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +1%

Bomber bottle, w/o freshness dating, but sporting newer graphics then those shown above. Pours a very dark shade of mahogony, dense tan head dissolves to nothing, and leaves light fine lacing then minor lacing late. Nose here is of coca-cola, and some gooey caramel. Rich malty brew, notes of burnt peat, lots of dark caramel and smoky chocolate character. Smooth and coating mouthfeel, this stuff sticks to the teeth for a good long while. NIce, strong winter sipper. Malt lovers rejoice

Billolick, Nov 29, 2005
Photo of captainhowdy39
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

captainhowdy39, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +4.2%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of nnthom266
1.75/5  rDev -54.4%

nnthom266, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Poured into thistle glass. Slightly cloudy deep garnet with a small tan head. Smells of bourbon and alcohol, malt and sweetness. Taste is clean, sweet malt with a thick sweet boozy finish with crackery flavors hanging over. Delicious and dangerously drinkable.

BurgeoningBrewhead, May 18, 2013
Photo of Mszwejb
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Mszwejb, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of ABokononist
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

ABokononist, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Metalmonk
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

Ok, this is a seriously dark Scotch Ale, complete with toasty mocha head. Tons of bubbles racing up to the top. Quite a lot of lace buildup.

Aroma is subdued, with some dark fruit and malted milk ball teasing the nose.

Flavor is rounded and big, with berry, chocolate, peanut and the mildest hint of smoke. Pronounced juicy grape in the finish without seeming vinous. The mouthfeel is creamy and on the thicker side with just enough carbonation to keep it from feeling flat.

I liked this, and it does have some Scotch Ale traits, but it seems a little off-style...which I'm not anal about, but it says "Scotch Style Ale" on the bottle, so I didn't expect such a desserty beer. I even seriously wondered if they might've stuck the wrong label on a porter...or a stout. Will I pour it down the sink? Yeah right. It's a very good beer no matter what you call it. Definitely improves as it warms.

Metalmonk, Nov 02, 2007
Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

Very nice brown colour with some head. Understated Scottish portion, looking for peatiness but only in mid-sip. Somewhat like a brown with more character, molasses, caramel and malt. Nicely hopped. Good mouthfeel. Very drinkable for a 9% (according to the bottle).

Sammy, Feb 05, 2006
Photo of tdm168
3.88/5  rDev +1%

A - dark brownish amber with a thick layer of dense, brownish, off white head that has decent retention

S - baked apples, peat, caramel

T - baked apples, caramel, some candy sugar, faint graininess, alcohol

M - medium to full bodied, well carbonated

This is a big bodied, full flavored Wee Heavy. The flavor is bold and balanced. The alcohol is present but tamed. My only disappointment was that there was a faint grainy note in the finish. Otherwise, this was a big, bold offering that is worth trying.

tdm168, May 19, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%

Middle Ages Kilt Tilter delivers a beautiful dark mahogany body beneath a short head of creamy tan foam that holds quite well and leaves some nice streaks and spots of lace about the glass.

The nose offers a whiff of alcohol; some yeasty fruitiness; and a touch of mild, caramelish malt.

It's smooth and oily in the mouth, with a dextrinous medium body and fine-bubbled, moderate carbonation.

The bold flavor delivers a solid punch of alcohol-soaked dark caramel malt, yeasty fruitiness, a smear of buttery diacetyl, and leafy & grassy hops. It's backed by a brisk bitterness, and it's alcohol splash and hop residue leave it remarkably dry in the finish.

It's not done particularly well to style (too bitter, too much hop flavor, too much noticeable alcohol); but it's the alcohol that really hinders this one. Perhaps I've simply gotten a bad batch... I'll look for another bottle to re-review.

NeroFiddled, Aug 08, 2005
Photo of tempest
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%

A friend of mine best described this as a Wether's hardy candy. It really does taste like an odd caramel flavor. This is a good, but not great Wee Heavy. The body is a little heavy and the flavor is a little off, I wish I could pin point it. Still worth a try.

tempest, Apr 28, 2007
Photo of edchicma
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours a drak ruby amber with a small head but ok lacing. Smell was a sweet blend of molasses and malt...very nice. Taste reflected the smell quite nicely...molassess sweet maltiness, finsihes with a slight tartness. Mouthfeel is rich and chewy. This is a smooth brew, even though it has a chewy quality...a definite try.

edchicma, Jun 12, 2006
Photo of TheBCrew
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours a thick deep amber with creamy tan head. Slight lacing. Aroma is intense with dark malts, caramel, toffee, and ripe fruit. Initial flavor of sweet malt followed by roasted barley and finally some hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, almost chewy. Good sipping beer that will definitely tilt your kilt if you aren't paying attention.

TheBCrew, Jan 10, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

MichaelStoutBeard, Jan 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

dtx00, Jul 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

nyrblue2, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Basoos1
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Basoos1, Friday at 07:07 PM
Photo of philbe311
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

A - Thick chestnut brown... Barely opaque... Creamy rich tan foam... Medium carbonation... Solid head retention eventually gives way to a beautiful lace...

S - Alcohol... Strong malt scents... Butter and almonds... Burnt sugars... Perhaps a hint of vanilla...

T - Smokey bitterness... Nutty... Malt... Alcohol...

M - Oily yet creamy texture... Taste hangs on for a while... Slight carbonation on the tongue...

D - Hearty and warming brew... Good Scottish Ale...

philbe311, Aug 15, 2008
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry: Poured a dark brown color ale with a small foamy head with average retention. Aroma of big sweet malt with a very subtle note of peat malt. Taste of rich sweet caramel malt with some peat notes and some warming alcohol. Body is a bit thin for the style and less filtration would have benefited this beer IMHO. Alcohol is present and warming but really does fit well and it didn’t bother me.

Phyl21ca, Dec 04, 2006
Photo of CRJMellor
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%

Pours a drark brown chestnut color with a packed mound of ecru foam on top.
Aroma of caramel malt aroma and some floral alcohol and hop notes in the background, as it warmed a real bready quality also appeared.
Flavors of rich caramel and some chocolate, along with dark fruits seem to dominate the background of roasted bread tones.
Mouthfeel is very full and alive with carbonation. Just a hint of hot alcohol emerges as it warms up.
Drinkability is really top notch, another winner from Middle Ages.

CRJMellor, May 17, 2006
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Ye Olde Kilt Tilter from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
86 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.