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Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale - Monday Night Brewing

Drafty Kilt Scotch AleDrafty Kilt Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 110
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%


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

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 08-09-2011)
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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-09-2012 00:05:09 | More by glid02
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-13-2014 20:03:19 | More by thatoneguymike
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rrski198

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-13-2014 19:38:13 | More by rrski198
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OtisCampbell007

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-10-2014 00:26:48 | More by OtisCampbell007
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jayfarley3

Nevada

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-06-2014 16:02:44 | More by jayfarley3
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.88/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a small tan colored head. The head fades very fast leaving only a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a roasted malt smell but has a huge dose of a caramel and molasses as well. Some other aromas of a cherry and prune nature are there as well mixing with the other sweet smells and producing a potently sweet smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a bit of a roasted malt flavor and a whole lot of sweet caramel and some dark fruit flavors of cherry and plum. As the taste advances the caramel transitions to a more molasses like taste with a bit of chocolate and even more cherry and plum coming to the tongue. Some flavors of a cola sweetness then come to the tongue more toward the end. This makes the brew rather sweet overall, but with a little bit of a more herbal and earthy hop flavor coming to the tongue, while not balanced out the sweetness is subdued a bit, leaving a sweet and lightly hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Overall the feel wasn't all that great in my opinion. The thicker body accentuates the sweet flavors a bit too much with a lower carbonation likely having been better for the mix of lighter dark and hop flavors, possibly giving them more influence overall.

Overall – I know a scotch ale should be sweet, but this was just rather unbalanced and not all the great of a scotch ale. The flavors don’t really meld well on this one and with the rather poor mouthfeel and look, it really doesn’t have much draw.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 01:28:53 | More by Darkmagus82
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unfortunately don't remember who gave this to me, so whoever you are thanks. Called Monday Night Brewing, it's Monday night and I'm watching the Bruins, does that count?

Pours a darker slight coffee colored quite fizzy bubbly 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, touch of lacing, super dakr molasses brown color with faint hint of light barely getting through.

Nose brings sweet malts, lots of toffee and caramel, little maple like syrupy note, so much toffee, and caramel, little nutty, lots of toasty brown malts too, bit sweet candy like, some fig paste as well, very date and fig like but no other fruit.

Taste starts not as sweet as I expected, lots of toasty brown malts, right into the fig and date flavors again but also no other fruit again, more caramel and toffee, lots of toffee, little sweet syrupy, hint of molasses, with toasty nutty flavors too, brown sugar, bit syrupy. Sweetness eventually catches up, with fair sweetness but not a lot, and a little earthy hop bitterness. Finish dries a lot but stays a bit sticky, mild warming booze finally catches up, with a bit more spicy hop bitterness, and plenty of toasty brown malts, brown sugar, and fig paste lingering.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, a little syrupy, nice carb, esp for the style, hint of warming booze late.

Overall not bad, nice brown malts, toasty, nutty, lots of caramel and toffee, nice mild bitterness and mild booze late, I almost wanted more booze warmth, nice carb, nice fig paste flavor, nice profile without getting too sweet or syrupy, pretty well done I think.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 02:03:57 | More by jlindros
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

We pour from the bottle into our Hop City pint glasses. The beer shows a shimmering ruby-blood coloring, sporting a two and a half finger tall head of sandy colored bubbles. Head retention is hearty, leaving erratic patterns of moon-crater lacing as it goes. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be light. The aroma gives doughy biscuity breadiness, soggy wheat crackers, tinny metallics, wet oaty grain, animal mustiness, straw, roasted caramel, brown, crystal, and amber maltiness, the faintest sourness of citric hoppiness, proteinaceous kidney and black bean shell, Sprite soda sweetness, walnut and peanut oily dustiness, soy sauce, and teriyaki glaze sugars. Our first impression is that there is an instantly recognizable smoked peatiness alongside the caramel maltiness of it, offering a gentlemanly pleasurability to the sip. The taste begins with banana and fruity esters, brown maltiness, sweeter notes of milk chocolates and sugary coffee creamer, hazelnut sweetness, tinny metals, thick buttery diacetyls, honey sugars, burnt peaty rumbles, and baked graham cracker crustiness. The middle comes to a peak with roasty caramel and crystal maltiness, bitter grassy hops, lighter floral notes of jasmine and juniper, moss, brown sugar cloy, and laundry detergent soapiness. The finish is through a blend of brown, crystal, and chalky chocolate maltiness, bitter grassy notes, white and cane sugar sweetness, cover leafiness, black pepper booziness, generous smoked peat, agave and aloe nectars, and gentle herbal hoppiness. The aftertaste breathes of bitter herbal and grassy hoppiness, stark smokiness, big brassy metallics, slick buttery diacetyls, sweaty saltiness, nylon plastics, big mustiness, thick caramel malts, nori, and steely coffee malt metallics. The body skirts between medium and full, and carbonation is lightly medium. Slurp and smack are decent, but cream, froth, and foam are loose and forgettable. The mouth is left wet and satiated, with lightly toasty astringency concentrated to the far back of your palate. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks back just okay.

Overall, the best thing about this beer is, well, it’s a tossup between the aroma and flavoring. That said this is, as a whole, arguably a tough sell for the style, as the butteriness and smokiness are rather subtle and subdued by the end of the glass. The smoke actually enhances and billows with warmth, matching the thickness of the beer. It does hit all of the desired and required notes you would expect at least once, but is generally just a bit weak. This is a tasty local swing at an admittedly challenging style, and while they don’t execute perfectly, it should satisfy for someone looking for something on the sweeter, maltier side of the craft beer spectrum.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 01:51:38 | More by TheBrewo
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fishrunner

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-20-2014 21:11:36 | More by fishrunner
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

03-17-2014 01:17:39 | More by mjstacker
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-15-2014 19:18:44 | More by bpfrush
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JayEvans813

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-11-2014 23:18:56 | More by JayEvans813
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.9%

03-07-2014 17:34:03 | More by jaswilson2
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argock

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No freshness date. Received in an informal "locals" exchange from good friend Erinn.

A: Very murky dark brown with thin cap of light beige head which leaves a little wispy lacing.

S: Comforting mix of caramel and toffee, light smoke, and dark fruit raisin and date.

T: Great flavor with a nice combination of sweetness, smoke, and maltiness. The dark fruit flavors start it off but merge into a light woody smokiness and finish with a blast of caramelly maltiness. Alcohol presence is there but mainly warming. No yeast character at all.

M: Smooth with low carbonation and medium body and leaves a light coating impression on the palate.

O: A really great surprise -- a malty delight with a light touch of smoke to provide a little uniqueness. A really fine beer from Monday Night.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 03:47:17 | More by argock
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rickcrip76

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

02-24-2014 13:13:32 | More by rickcrip76
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice dark dark almost chocolate brown hue with a light half finger off white head that fades to leave a light, thin halo and slight cloud.

S - Aromas of big, bold malts, caramel, light smoke slight dark fruit. Very pleasant.

T - Taste is super malty, but not overly sweet. Nice light caramel, lingering dry smoky finish. Really pleasant. Flavours are really solid and harmonious.

M - Mouthfeel is nice, drinks easy albeit slightly thin.

O - Overall this is a very fine representation of the style. Glad to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 01:25:35 | More by rudzud
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LouDogg114

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-18-2014 23:09:23 | More by LouDogg114
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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-13-2014 17:25:51 | More by sendbeer
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BrewCaveDweller

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-08-2014 01:01:42 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-29-2014 00:17:07 | More by jheezee
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-27-2014 01:35:43 | More by Drknight
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Oneinchaway for sharing this at his tasting.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, slight smoke, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of toast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a better smoke presence in the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 23:21:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

01-22-2014 22:05:03 | More by Mikeypnh
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bhawk1

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-13-2014 03:33:09 | More by bhawk1
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Mattyc88

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-09-2014 15:09:36 | More by Mattyc88
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Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale from Monday Night Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.