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Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee Heavy - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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86
very good

183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 13
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Produced in the style of a Scottish Export Ale this beer is big on taste and body. Imported Scottish Ale Malt is combined with Roasted Barley and Crystal malt to give this beer a unique taste and aroma. Golding and Fuggles Hops help to balance out the taste of this unique beer.

(Beer added by: putnam on 10-17-2002)
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1/5  rDev -73.8%

Dr_Bahmbay13, Nov 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jduprey007, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of breakingbland
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: A near opaque brown with lively red highlights. Poured with a light tan head that dissipated.

Aroma: Sweet and yeasty.

Taste: Candy sweet like the aroma with a suggestion of breadiness. Scant hoppiness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: The perfect body for this style, though maybe a little over carbonated.

Overall: This is a winner! Very enjoyable on a cool Fall night.

breakingbland, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

CDubbs75, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

tommy5, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

detroitpat, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

mireland, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of SportsandJorts
4.54/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: deep brown almost black. near opaque but with a reddish brown hue at the edges. small tan head that sticks around as a lacing

Smell: brown sugar, earthy hops, some dark fruits

Taste: super sweet brown sugar up front, gives way to a peaty, earthy hop bitterness, and finishes off with a dark fruit, and toffee/chocolate sweetness. alcohol is present and almost comes off bourbon-like

Mouthfeel: pretty heavy, pretty sticky

Overall: that is a tasty brew. sweet but balanced, dark and rich. knowingly alcoholic. not much you could do to make it better.

SportsandJorts, Jul 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

BMart, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Tawny, Jun 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

marcb105, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

kirkfrailey, Jun 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

amalahow, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

NJB145, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Michigan, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

abroke, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Giggy, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

JohnnieNepal, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of CHickman
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aged bottle from late 2011: pours very, very dark brown with chestnut showing where light hits it and a creamy 1 finger tan head that faded and left decent lacing.

Smells sweet and malty, like toffee, caramel, toasted grains, syrup, brown sugar, faint herbs and light alcohol like bourbon or whiskey; pretty sweet nose overall that shows the ABV but still has a lot of sweet components working well together.

Tastes of sweet malt, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, toasted grains, dark fruit, raisin, yeast, coriander, cinnamon, tea leaf and alcohol like bourbon or whiskey; it has some heat, but the malty sweetness covers it up well with a variety of flavors that combine for a sugary grainy brew that almost tastes like mead.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and almost slick, with a watery feel but weight at the same time, basically no carbonation and a medium to heavy thick chewy body. Goes down easy considering it drinks like a sweet soup, and on a brutally freezing night this was a real nice winter warmer.

Nice brew in a style that is very traditional, and when done right like this beer is, very tasty and enjoyable. Thanks to my man Rick for bringing this back from Michigan for me.

CHickman, Jan 26, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 11-28-12.

Appearance: Extremely dark brown. Short lived, super "fine" tan head. Minimal patchy lacing... looks pretty nice overall.

Smell: Well, well, well... malt, scotch, and dark fruits. Maybe some traces of chocolate as well. Definitely pleasing. I'd enjoy it more if my glass didn't have a weird smell...

Taste/feel: I haven't had many, but I absolutely love scotch ales. Dark fruits are very prominent on the front, and then there's a lot of malts, scotch, and a bit of warmth on the finish. Honestly, PERFECTLY balanced, since the beer is never too sweet or too bitter ... it's just fantastic. On top of that, the mouth feel leaves a very pleasant coating in the mouth, but it's never too thick/sticky/cloying. My guess is that this is supposed to be a sipper, but it tastes too damn good.

Under the Kilt isn't exactly cheap (I paid $3 for this bottle), but I can't say that it isn't worth that slight up-charge. A truly outstanding beer with an awesomely tasty blend of dark fruits, malts, hops, and scotch that keeps me coming for another sip. Now, one of my favorite beers.

Alextricity, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

andruke, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

BlissJunkie, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Omensetter, Dec 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

CGAR, Nov 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

KCM, Oct 24, 2012
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee Heavy from Dragonmead Microbrewery
86 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.