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Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale - Monday Night Brewing

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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 6
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by tomgeorgia:
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4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap in Blue Ridge. Really an excellent choice from these guys, the new facility is turning out better beer than when they were contracting. Great balance, excellent smell. The best I have tried from them. Reminds me a bit of Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing Company.

tomgeorgia, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

mverity, Jun 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

JayEvans813, Mar 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

dankjohn, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

bpfrush, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Jammergordon, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Growler fill from Moondog Growlers located in GA near the brewery. {lightly revised based on April 2013 trip to the brewery.}

Served in a snifter, this beer is a lovely ruby-brown color; crystal clear with fine highlights. Ample and durable tan hand (on tap).

The aroma is rather light and fruity compared to the full flavor. The latter features dark roasted malts and more spicy hops than I expected. The higher ABV is well-hidden; drinks like a 5.5% although the alcohol comes through in the nose after warming. Hints of smoke and roasted nuts. Brewery says the grain bill includes "cherrywood-smoked malt, chocolate malt, and roasted barley". Roasted grain, coffee, toffee and a trace of smoke in the aftertaste. No burnt flavors and almost no peat.

M: medium-full body; good carbonation; dry finish.

O: a very drinkable and rather dry Scotch Ale, "Americanized" with a healthy but well-proportioned dose of hops. Unique, perhaps due to the cherrywood-smoked malt.

chinchill, May 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

glid02, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

seavercm, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

jheezee, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

jburns301, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

jverizon23, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber. Small off white head. Thin collar and nothing else going on.

Smell - Lots of caramel. Some booze. Slightly fruity. A bit of butter.

Taste - Boozy. Caramel and some honey. A little abrasive. Not strikingly scotch, but I get some of the malt character.

Mouthfeel - Boozy with low carbonation. Medium body and a bit dry.

Overall - Eh. Not impressed. Just not a lot going on.

Alieniloquium, Aug 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

mjstacker, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of MrMagoo
4.66/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is from memory - had this beer several weeks ago at Shorty's Pizza in Tucker GA.

Served on tap, from an outstanding selection of 6 beers on tap, with 5 of them at or near world class ranking. They include a 'Customer of the Month' special and for my visit this was a Sam Adams.

Just remembering that after being out for the night with a friend and ending up at Shorty's, this one beer just jump-started my taste buds. Rich, full-bodied with a great aftertaste.

I know this review is kind of weak from a technical standpoint, but I will update this after my next trip to Georgia and Shorty's Pizza.

MrMagoo, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one during my buddy’s bachelor party! Tick all day, every day! Served from tap into a Samuel Adams sampler shaker. Poured a deep red brown with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark chocolate, caramel, caramel hop, and bread. The flavor was of sweet malt, milk chocolate, wood, subtle smoke, nutty, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. If I am honest, everything for this brew’s style was pretty close to being spot on. It could have done quite nicely with a bit more complexity to carry it into a new realm, but it was fairly enjoyable for the most part with what it had going on. Not the best thing I had on the day of ticking, but definitely not the worst. I would try it again in the future.

thagr81us, Sep 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Will_The_Thrill, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

crhuntjr, Jul 24, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured draft into shaker pint.

A: Pours very dark brown almost black with thin off white head that settled quickly. Some decent lacing.

S: Not much nose of this one, but some hints of smoke, roasted malts.

T: Roasted malts and caramel sweetness. A bit of molasses and some dark fruits. Reminds me a bit of drinking a coke.

M: Full bodied and nicely carbonated.

O: Easy drinking brew. Enjoyable but nothing stands out with it. Bourbon barrel age this one and you might have something special.

richj1970, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Trent, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Keith_R, Aug 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Mattyc88, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

kferq, Aug 23, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Fresh growler from HopCity. Poured into a pint glass.

A - Roughly a finger of light tan head. Ruby brown hue that leaves some lacing.

S - A few subtle dark fruits but nothing prominent.

T - A malt dominated beer for sure. There are some notes of dark fruits and a bit of sweet caramel and barley. A good set of tastes that while underwhelming, puts together a nice experience.

M - Smooth, thin feel. The malts carry this one with little carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant bite.

O - Not a bad showing but nothing to getting overly excited about.

mscudder, Apr 15, 2012
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4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

jason419, Nov 07, 2014
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Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale from Monday Night Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.