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Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee Heavy - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 14
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Dragonmead Microbrewery visit their website
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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jduprey007

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-18-2013 23:58:48 | More by jduprey007
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breakingbland

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

10-06-2013 11:49:52 | More by breakingbland
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CDubbs75

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-07-2013 01:30:41 | More by CDubbs75
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-30-2013 13:09:08 | More by tommy5
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detroitpat

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

08-23-2013 20:22:01 | More by detroitpat
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mireland

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

07-31-2013 17:39:20 | More by mireland
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.54/5  rDev +19.2%

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.

07-12-2013 03:40:29 | More by SportsandJorts
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-27-2013 18:00:46 | More by BMart
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Tawny

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-21-2013 23:05:49 | More by Tawny
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marcb105

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-14-2013 02:46:47 | More by marcb105
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kirkfrailey

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

06-10-2013 16:55:01 | More by kirkfrailey
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amalahow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-10-2013 13:12:35 | More by amalahow
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NJB145

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

05-19-2013 01:16:02 | More by NJB145
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Michigan

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-18-2013 04:10:24 | More by Michigan
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abroke

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

05-07-2013 18:35:57 | More by abroke
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Giggy

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

03-15-2013 21:45:03 | More by Giggy
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

02-22-2013 23:55:16 | More by JohnnieNepal
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CHickman

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

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.

01-26-2013 03:59:56 | More by CHickman
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Alextricity

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +15.5%

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.

01-22-2013 01:22:29 | More by Alextricity
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andruke

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

01-19-2013 16:58:31 | More by andruke
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

01-14-2013 17:28:19 | More by BlissJunkie
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Omensetter

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-05-2012 05:00:16 | More by Omensetter
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CGAR

Florida

5/5  rDev +31.2%

11-30-2012 00:48:12 | More by CGAR
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KCM

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

10-24-2012 02:37:57 | More by KCM
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

Had both in a bottle and on tap at the Town Pump in Detroit, as well as Dragonmead Brewery in Warren. Pours a muddy, trudgy, swampy brown color with some red hints and tinges - opaque with a khaki-brown head that recedes to a ring around the glass fairly quickly. Aroma contains a nice abundance of malt; burnt caramel, cocoa powder, and a light smokiness. Some fruits are detectable, although somewhat muted and kind of hard to single-out or distinguish from one another. Maybe some types of rum-raisins and plums. The nose is very sweet, but has a nice smokey and charred character that works well to off-set and balance.

Taste is lovely, even more of the same greatness from the aroma. Nice fruity sweetness up front; raisins, sweet apples, juicy plums, backed well by the alcohol profile - warming, but never intruding. The smoky flavor comes out halfway through on a platter made of rustic caramel malts and a mellow, charred woodiness. More fruits come out as this one goes on, currants, blackberries, dates. The times I've had this from the bottle, the brew seems to be much sweeter than on tap, almost to the point of being tart and causing a pucker. Still tasty, but strange how bottle/tap can lead to pretty different flavor profiles in that aspect. Medium-thick body, silky and syrupy without being sticky against the tongue or teeth. Leaves a nice sweet aftertaste with dried fruits and charred wood.

One of Dragonmead's more manageable options. Much better on tap than from the bottle - although the bottle is still tasty, it's got a tartness that may be a little distracting, as it seems more akin to slight unintended infection rather than intentional souring. It always goes down easy, although quality control might be a concern.

09-25-2012 02:51:32 | More by tectactoe
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee Heavy from Dragonmead Microbrewery
86 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.