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Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee Heavy - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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86
very good

176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 15.67%
Wants: 14
Gots: 7 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: putnam on 10-17-2002)
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GRE680

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-21-2012 12:38:38 | More by GRE680
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CuteZombieDoll

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A very dark mahogany almost bordering on black, pours a nice head for being from a bottle, a little hazy and hard to see through, though I prefer my beer unfiltered personally.

S- Very sweet and molasses like, with a subtle fruitiness.

T- Molasses at first, then starts tasting like dates or dried figs. Very sweet with no hint of hops or bitterness. It hides it's alcohol content well, though the bottle lacks an ABV so maybe it's weaker than average.

M- Rich and full bodied.

O- Definitely true to it's style, it's very sweet and fruity. Though Skull Splitter is still my Wee Heavy of choice, this is still a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 02:18:52 | More by CuteZombieDoll
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amishbooze

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-10-2012 23:35:37 | More by amishbooze
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-06-2012 18:39:29 | More by dmorgan310
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akttr

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-29-2012 04:02:29 | More by akttr
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown color with a tan head, some lighter brown highlights. Some filmy pools on the top. Lots of junk in the bottom. Fairly mild nose is mainly chocolate with some light dried fruit. Taste is likewise. Strong, roasted malt, and chocolate. Breadiness and raisins. A touch of grain. Stronger, spicy caramel shows through in the after-taste. Feel is think and creamy, although the aftertaste is hort and doesn't really coat your mouth. This one's tasty, although not as good as some scotch ales I've head.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 02:26:30 | More by WoodBrew
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jaidenjb

Ohio

2/5  rDev -47.8%

06-14-2012 02:27:18 | More by jaidenjb
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superspak

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours hazy dark reddish brown color with a fairly dense 1 finger khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge raisin, grape, plum, molasses, caramel, toasted malt, bread, and light earthiness. Pretty nice aromas, that are much fruitier than I was expecting. Taste of big raisin, plum, tart cherry, caramel, molasses, toast, light chocolate, bread, earth, and a bit of a metallic twang. Lingering notes of dark fruit, molasses, caramel, bread, and earth on the finish for a good bit. Flavors are quite balanced; but there are a bit of off flavors noticeable. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel as expected. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed well after the finish. Overall this is a good wee heavy. It was certainly fruitier than I was anticipating; but it was still quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 05:03:04 | More by superspak
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Dyerseve

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-01-2012 14:16:50 | More by Dyerseve
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gustogasmic

Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

DUDE !!!! I was less than a half-second into the pour of this beer into my oversized-flute-shaped glass, when the head was already foaming out the top! Big, puffy, caramel head all over my kitchen table!!!! WTF? Almost half the beer went into the sink in the form of foam as i slowly, slowly, poured it off. The beer itself is beautiful, but the ridiculous foam knocks the appearance down.

Phew, now that that's over- veyr murky dark burgundy-brown; light only comes through on the edges. Yeast can be seen moving around the bottom and getting teased around by the slow but constant carbonation.

The smell is very apple-juicy, with dark toffee malts distantly in the background.

It looks like I've got some oxidization here- the malts are very well-balanced, but now too subdued, as the apple-juicy notes have begun to dominate.

A really nice ballsy mouthfeel, as I hope for in scotch ales. This aspect of the beer hasn't suffered from the age. Nice and full, with a creamy leave that sticks the beer's flavor to your tongue.

I'll give this beer the benefit of the doubt for the "overall" category, and wouldn't hesitate to try it again, fresh.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 20:28:05 | More by gustogasmic
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SpartanHistory2013

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.7%

03-18-2012 22:52:45 | More by SpartanHistory2013
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Robb


3/5  rDev -21.7%

03-17-2012 18:05:55 | More by Robb
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Calculat0r

Japan

5/5  rDev +30.5%

03-02-2012 22:49:53 | More by Calculat0r
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cynical1027

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.7%

02-21-2012 03:17:30 | More by cynical1027
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goast8127

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

02-08-2012 01:30:53 | More by goast8127
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choover14

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-05-2012 03:33:42 | More by choover14
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msuspartan22

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-16-2012 20:32:56 | More by msuspartan22
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LornaLee

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.7%

12-29-2011 05:36:13 | More by LornaLee
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Goldfoot

Michigan

5/5  rDev +30.5%

12-16-2011 14:52:22 | More by Goldfoot
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-29-2011 03:23:40 | More by brandoman63
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adamant1912

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-17-2011 07:52:17 | More by adamant1912
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morimech

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark reddish brown with minimal head. What was the head settles to a thin skim of suds. Virtually no lacing is left on the glass.

Rather weak aroma. A touch of toffee and caramel that gets overshadowed by the booziness.

Caramel and toffee malt flavor. A little earthiness as well. Alcohol did not dominate the flavor like the aroma indicated. It was a nice compliment to the malt.

Medium body with low carbonation. Nice texture that aids in consumption.

Nothing wrong here, but it sure was not interesting either. It was easy to drink with its clean malt flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 21:50:23 | More by morimech
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readbaron

Illinois

1.93/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Arrrgh. This must be an infected bottle.

Starts off looking good - ruddy dark brown with a bit of head.

However, from there it goes quickly down hill. Smell isn't terrible - there ate some wee-heavy like notes. Sweet malt and caramel, but theyre covered by sour fermented cherries. Boo.

Taste is no good. Tart initially, then mellows into a milder wer sweet malty profile before finishing with an odd amalgam of the two. Tastes refermented.

Feel is surprisingly good. Creamy, smooth, medium bodied.

I wish I had a non infected version.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 04:47:05 | More by readbaron
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle into thistle.

Dark. Reddish brown body is pretty much opaque. Small tan head, no lacing, low retention.
Smells of toffee, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and a touch of smoke.
The taste starts sweet with lots of malt but then dries out a bit with notes of dry bitter cocoa and coffee. Some dark fruits make a small appearance an fade into an earthy peaty smoke note.
An oily feel lingers and makes the undercarbonated body feel slick.
Overall-- this isn't bad. It has a lot going on in the profile, I just don't know if all of those notes belong. Some more bubbles would go a long way here.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 03:32:46 | More by AleWatcher
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clint1019

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Has a ruby brown color with a caramel colored thin head.

S- Has a nice aroma to if. Very malty, fruity, and a slight roasty aroma.

T- Has a Rich Malty flavor along with a buttery/toffee like flavor. Also, has a slight apple cider flavor to it.

M- Medium - Full Bodied

O-Not too bad. Not one of my favorite Scotch Ale's,but decent.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 02:36:57 | More by clint1019
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee Heavy from Dragonmead Microbrewery
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