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Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt | Monday Night Brewing

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3.96/5
Very Good
121 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Monday Night Brewing
Georgia, United States
mondaynightbrewing.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by khargro2 on 12-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,821
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
121
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
51
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of JamesBondGA
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billab914
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acmurphy696
4.63/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Scottish ale looks and tastes fantastic. This style is definitely in my wheelhouse and Monday NIght Brewing has certainly a beer that has gain a bit of a national reputation. It's good.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jorgerod99
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismilner20
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlandy
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatche2
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmart1223
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Full disclosure: I sat on this thing for a couple years. It turned out well. Despite the age and alcohol, it's kept a fair bit of almond head and wispy lace. The beer itself is a deep, almost opaque russet. The bourbon barrel notes sing on the nose, which has a little vanilla, caramel and chocolate malt cut with roasted grain. Fortunately, the taste follows the smell: I got a huge, rich, malty backbone with that milk chocolate and caramel. Everything that could be harsh has long since been subdued: the alcohol taste left while the warmth stayed; the roast cuts the sweet without overpowering it. Overall it's warm, complex and a little sweet. On a cold and/or rainy day, it's close to perfect.

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Photo of PerfecTool
3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not sure if something happened to this year's batch or not, but definitely average at best. Last year was much better, not something you should go out searching for.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep brown but light passes through the center. Small head. No lace.

Darker semisweet malt nose. Light toast.

Biting hop in a pleasant and surprisingly excellent way. Cocoa start with a dark toast flavor. Mild alcohol warmth. Good aftertaste but short.

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Photo of Klourie
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of T_Hass
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amnoor01
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Instead of sending bourbon barrels to Scotland for their coveted whisky aging, the Monday Night brewers must have had a weekend hangover when they kept those Kentucky barrels for putting their own Scotsman into them. The award winning ale that emerges is a masculine array of aromas and flavors that beg for your finest cigar.

Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt blows in with a bright mahogany pour and a rich foamy crown to adorn the rim. Its rolling scent of sweet peat is of toffee, honey and caramel with a hickory smoke overtone. Nuances of vinous and cider fruits spring to like as the first sip ensues. Burnt caramel is toasty, succulent and nutty with cashew while its texture is soft and vanilla-like.

The creamy ale caresses the tastebuds to reveal developing flavors of breakfast blend coffee, cocoa and a rootish sarsaparilla herbalness. While honey and smoke offer a robust charm, notions of caramelized apple and light port wine offer a tinge of acidity to balance the sweetness with a faint peppery hop finish. But no mistake about it, the trailing taste is of the classic coconut, caramel and vanilla that only the booze-soaked oak of bourbon can provide.

Medium-full on the palate, the beer's creaminess gives the beer a hearty lift and highlights the peppery, vinous flipside to the beer while its somber smoky-sweet finish could be of glazed fruit and perfumy, boggish peat. Its aftertaste is long with the same honey and smoke that started the show.

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Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sohearn
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SanFranJake
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours coffee brown; the impressive ecru head leaves a surprising amount of lacing

Smell: Bourbon, toasted oak and vanilla; not picking up much of the base beer

Taste: Just like the aroma, there are toasted oak, Bourbon and vanilla flavors, perhaps some mint and hazelnut in the finish

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light bodied (I would say light to medium) with moderate carbonation

Overall: Certainly enjoyable to drink but really seems to be missing something; I liked the beer but would have never guessed it was a barrel-aged Scottish Ale with an 8.5% ABV; aged for one year and is drinking nicely

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Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Danny_Brewstein
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure how old this bottle is. Aroma of bourbon, oak, and dark malts. Nice flavor of slight roast, vanilla, and bourbon.

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Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt from Monday Night Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 121 ratings
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