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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

132 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of OtherShoe2
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium brown with a decent head up front. No retention, limited carbonation.

Nice dark fruit, boozy toffee and caramel, toasted grain in the nose.

Over-browned bread crust, burnt sugar, bruised fruit, some buttery toffee, some fruit notes, booze, bitterness. Lots going on here. All good. Alcohol comes thru and helps to cut the sweetness.

Fuller bodied, mouth coating.

Nice version of the style. A bit of an overbalanced beer, but it is because all of the flavors are super-strong. Worthy.

Photo of flagmantho
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep, rich amber hue with tons of haze and two fingers of frothy tan foam. Just what I like to see.

Smell: rich malty aroma with lots of breadiness and plenty of fruity character on top. There is a hint of caramel and even some minor spiciness to round 'er out. Quite nice.

Taste: fruitier than the aroma, there is a lot of good raisin, date and cherry in here. It reminds me of an old ale or an English barleywine in some respects. There's plenty of bread and butterscotch in the flavor with the fruit. Really quite tasty.

Mouthfeel: tons of body with a great carbonation yield a highly satisfying creaminess. I love the effect here.

Overall: this is quite a wonderful beer. I wish it were more available in my area.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Edwaka01
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz. into nonic imperial pint.

A - Dark, deep brown-red. Ruby, brown, and red-orange when held to the light

S - 50/50 blend of malt and hops. Not a terribly potent aroma, having a hard time pulling out anything but hops and malt.

T - More malt forward than aroma implies. A bit of hop bitterness, but no floral/citrus flavor. With the malt comes a bit of molasses-like sweetness, and finish is slightly alcoholic, booze flavor works here though.

M - Full, simple, coating, and a bit warming going down. Perfect for the style.

O - I'd drink this again, but with so many other choices, I don't think I'll grab it in a bottle shop in a huge rush.

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a meager 1/8" beige head which faded fast to nothing. The body is a dark burnt umber brown in masstone and held to the light it only brightens about as far as iced tea. Smell is malty. Taste, however, is surprisingly much more malty, and creamy, and there's an aftertaste of burnt sugar and caramel. I'd some it up as it looks like nothing special but then demands your attention when you taste it.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As always, I have been searching for Scotch Ales that live up to my benchmark McEwan's flavor and approach. Simple, yet so elusive...

Got this one on a whim in a trade from a suggestion. I was skeptical. Long story made shorter - when I got the beer I was in the middle of a self-imposed beer "break". The break was lifted today and I fridged up the bottle for tasting.

Poured into my Douglas thistle glass. Pours dark, cloudy. Beautiful. 2 finger head that stands up briefly.

Smell is a little Earthy - not overly inviting.

Taste is amazing. malty, cherries, mossy, like a glimpse of life on the Moors. (yes I know it's not about that, but let me live my dream) Sweet, dark fruit, but just that hint of Earth. (not peat, damn you) This is the taste that in my mind, I associate with McEwan's - Highlands, Lowlands, Yadda MacYadda. Burnt toffee, marmalade, etc.

Downed 22 Oz. of this while writing the review. Damn.

Complaints: Not many. A trifle thin. Could be a bit more "heavy" and a bit less "wee". I could go for more boozy. Yes. I said it. Thicker, more treacle.

Overall - this is the real deal. Very non-U.S. S.A. tasting. Very authentic, old world. Nice freaking job - Middle Ages. what else ya got?

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rlee1390
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Dark Brown, about one finger of head, not much lacing.

S-Woody, smoked malkts

T-Extremely sweet, not much bitterness. Not overly complex and lacing a decent finish. The finish seemed bland to me.

M-Medium bodied, smooth, not much carbonation.

D-Split the bomber with someone, 11oz was enough. Nothing great here. It could be that I recently had the SA Wee Heavy and loved it so it couldn't compared, but there are better versions of the style.

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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours red dish brown with a good amount of off-white head. Smells sweet and malty with some dark fruit scents. Tastes sharp and malty. Dark fruits and some light roastiness on the tongue. Tstes a wee bit boozy but well carbonated with a good mouthfeel. Much better than i anticipated

Ye Olde Kilt Tilter from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
87 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.