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Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt - Monday Night Brewing

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Bourbon Barrel Drafty KiltBourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt

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BA SCORE
89
very good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 17.16%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 5
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: khargro2 on 12-17-2013)
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Reviews by Cyberkedi:
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

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?

12-23-2013 22:24:21 | More by Cyberkedi
More User Reviews:
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.14/5  rDev -21.9%

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.

03-04-2014 01:34:50 | More by chinchill
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VinceMig

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-18-2013 16:14:43 | More by VinceMig
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seavercm

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-10-2014 18:06:35 | More by seavercm
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jburns301

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-01-2014 14:43:04 | More by jburns301
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Will_The_Thrill

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-27-2014 02:19:54 | More by Will_The_Thrill
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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-22-2013 20:47:11 | More by Keith_R
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Mattyc88

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

01-09-2014 15:09:26 | More by Mattyc88
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wrw5031

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-09-2014 21:17:28 | More by wrw5031
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-31-2013 05:38:16 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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OnryAndMean

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-02-2014 01:35:45 | More by OnryAndMean
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.89/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

03-02-2014 23:16:00 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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DerrickW

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-31-2013 04:03:47 | More by DerrickW
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

01-13-2014 23:25:54 | More by ThickNStout
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MasterfulIdiot

Georgia

4.11/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured into an Ikea snifter. Liquid is a dark mahogany - nearly black, with a really nice creamy brown head that leaves bits of lace on the way down.

Aroma is coffee, chocolate, wood. Definitely sweeter than the regular Drafty Kilt.

Taste follows the nose - super smooth. Nice barrel character - adds nice sweetness and alcohol burn without being too much of either. Charred malts add a good bitter complement to the bourbon sweetness.

Mouthfeel is super creamy in the best way possible, with just a moderate amount of carbonation. I would like it a little bit thicker though, but otherwise great.

Overall, really solid BBA scotch ale.

04-22-2014 00:06:06 | More by MasterfulIdiot
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rrski198

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-13-2014 19:37:59 | More by rrski198
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

12-21-2013 06:03:12 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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JohnBender

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-24-2013 03:41:30 | More by JohnBender
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Brandyn

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-28-2014 03:17:25 | More by Brandyn
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jerppyjerp

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-07-2014 02:37:22 | More by jerppyjerp
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-13-2014 20:03:30 | More by thatoneguymike
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thereal_adam

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-07-2014 15:31:04 | More by thereal_adam
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pgrenvicz

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-31-2014 23:05:03 | More by pgrenvicz
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khargro2

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-17-2013 02:23:03 | More by khargro2
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-22-2013 23:26:55 | More by Zach136
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Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt from Monday Night Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.