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Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt - Monday Night Brewing

Bourbon Barrel Drafty KiltBourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 13.1%

Brewed by:
Monday Night Brewing visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: khargro2 on 12-17-2013)
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South Carolina

3.14/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

On tap at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta).

Large and durable head over an opaque and, I think, murky black body.

Aroma: uninviting, dank mess smells more like old red wine barrels were used rather than bourbon barrels. Improved a little with warming.

Flavor: hard to get past the aroma but here goes... Not bad. Not great but not bad. Still, not as expected and a bit too sweet. This is from a keg I saw getting delivered directly from the brewery earlier today, so there' s no way this should be bad beer. Cannot account for the bad aroma except to suspect the barrel.

Feel: medium body and carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2014 01:34:50 | More by chinchill
Photo of cindyjeffsmith


3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: dark brown. Like a cola, some ruby highlights. Pretty substantial tan head on the pour that hangs around pretty good.
smell: Sweet, rich dark fruit. The barrel treatment has added some nice vanilla and bourbon.
taste: A little drier than the nose and not as rich.
overall: Like it's non BA version, quite drinkable, alcohol well hidden. BA has improved this one. I'm probably ruined by Backwoods.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 23:16:00 | More by cindyjeffsmith
Photo of tmm313


4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pitch black until you hold to light, then a super dark brown. Poured a thick, foamy 2 finger head. Settled into a beautiful off-white sheet on top of beer. Awesome trailing and lacing.
S- Bourbon, dark fruit, caramel, nice oak character, and some chocolate. Second pour brought out some light tropical fruit and pine in the back.
T- Plum, caramel, and other dark fruits up front, followed by a wave of tropical fruit over a nice roasty backbone. Smokiness comes in toward the end with some light notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and pine. Ever so slight bourbon on the finish with a nice little burn. Sometimes dark cherry shows up as well. Dark chocolate, roast, and some pine comes out in the aftertaste.
M- Medium body. Slightly slick on the tongue and very drying. Nice, crisp carbonation.
O- This is a fantastic beer! Flavors all over the map with nice balance and complexity. I'm a GA boy who had never even heard of this brewery until my beer guy gave rave reviews. I will definitely be buying if I ever see it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 23:43:03 | More by tmm313
Photo of ThickNStout


4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 8.99. No bottle date but this was a late 2013 release. Served in a Monday Night snifter.

Pours opaque, ruddy chestnut with two and a half fingers of sandy head. The nice thick layer of foam retention leaves beautiful sheets of lace.

Aromas of woodsy vanilla, burnt caramel, mildly smoked/charred malts and faint cocoa powder.

Taste follows the nose. A good bit of vanilla barrel character throughout with notes of charred wood, caramel/toffee-like malts, bourbon, cocoa and vague smoke. Drinks smooth with no real alcohol burn. An enjoyably balanced blend of barrel and Scotch ale.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. It seems a little thin but can still be considered creamy. Barrel, caramel and charred wood aftertaste.

Far and away the best I've had from Monday Night. The base Drafty Kilt is probably my favorite they brew and the barrel treatment really kicks it up a notch. Nice depth of flavor make it worth checking out. Glad I picked up a few.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 23:25:54 | More by ThickNStout
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a very dark amber/brown, almost to the point that it's black. Two fingers of fluffy white head forms and recedes fairly quickly. Great lacing.

S: Tons of sweet bourbon here. Caramel, prunes, oak, vanilla with mild smoke in the background. The bourbon flavor goes very well with the beer, but I wish the base beer was a bit stronger tasting to hold up to the bourbon.

T: Dark fruit and bourbon are quite present again, but the beer stays surprisingly dry given the aroma. It tastes much more like the base beer than it smells. Smoke is there again, but way in the background.

M: Medium thickness with creamy carbonation.

O: This is about as balanced a bourbon forward beer can get. Very easy to drink, balanced sweetness, but quite a bit of bourbon flavor and aroma. The bomber was gone in about 20 minutes. I really enjoy this.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 00:14:08 | More by coreyfmcdonald
Photo of Cyberkedi


4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, barely transparent chocolate brown with a thick and persistent buff head. Smoky, peaty aroma has a definite overtone of bourbon-soaked wood and a hint of caramel. Flavor has a firm bourbon bite that dominates the palate but allows coffee, caramel, earthy, and subtle nutty and chocolate notes to strut their hour on the stage. Texture is firm and smooth, though fizz is lacking. A winner indeed.

Actually, if you check history, a lot of Scotch-Irish did settle in the Southeastern U.S. So, why cant Scotch ale and bourbon be friends?

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 22:24:21 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of dbrelsfo


4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Monday Night's Release for this beer poured in Monday Night Tulip glass .

It poured a little thicker then it's base. Very little head, A little stayed around the edge of the glass. The smell had vanilla, toffee, and small amount of fruit in it. Definitely alot of bourbon coming out in this one. The taste matched the smell, very nice bourbon notes, when taking the tour I saw the barrels they used are from Heaven Hill. The fruits definitely came thru in the middle and then ended very smoothly. The mouthfeel was low to medium carbonation, it held had great consistency and was not thin at all. Overall this is a great BA brew, go pick some up, it is one of the best BA I have had in GA.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2013 21:50:42 | More by dbrelsfo
Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt from Monday Night Brewing
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