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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

43 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 17.16%
Wants: 8
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 MasterfulIdiot:
Photo of MasterfulIdiot
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.

MasterfulIdiot, Apr 22, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
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.

chinchill, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of VinceMig
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

VinceMig, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

seavercm, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

jburns301, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Will_The_Thrill, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Keith_R, Dec 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Mattyc88, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

wrw5031, Jan 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Cloaked_Phantom, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

OnryAndMean, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
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.

cindyjeffsmith, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of DerrickW
4/5  rDev -0.5%

DerrickW, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of ThickNStout
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.

ThickNStout, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

rrski198, Apr 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Dec 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

JohnBender, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Brandyn, Jan 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

jerppyjerp, May 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

thatoneguymike, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

thereal_adam, Aug 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

pgrenvicz, May 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

khargro2, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Zach136, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

sendbeer, Jun 15, 2014
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Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt from Monday Night Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.