Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale | Monday Night Brewing

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Drafty Kilt Scotch AleDrafty Kilt Scotch Ale
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3.85/5
Very Good
319 Ratings
Drafty Kilt Scotch AleDrafty Kilt Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A roasty scotch ale with a hint of smoke. Full-bodied, but not overpowering. Smokey, but not in a creepy bar kind of way. Sweet, but not obnoxiously so. Sound like your ideal mother-in-law? Fair enough, but it also is a pretty dead-on description of our Scotch Ale. In a difficult hop-growing climate, Scottish brewers relied on other ingredients to impart flavor and bitterness – one such ingredient was smoked malt. Drafty Kilt is a dark, malty bombshell of a beer.

Added by Cyberkedi on 08-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,198
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
319
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
115
Trade:
1
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Photo of mntlover
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown , mahogany hints show thru when held to the light. Nice fluffy two finger head from an aggressive pour falls oh so slow with tons of lace.

Aroma is malty, caramel toasted, light nuttiness and hints of smoked peat.

Taste is like the nose big malty goodness, lots of caramel malts loaded with earthy peat notes and light liquid smoke hints. Good nutty notes in the finish with some light spice to round it out and keep it from being to sweet.

Mouthfeel is a big medium with good medium level of C02.

Overall this is a very solid Scotch Ale not sure if I am just in the mood for this one, but this one is striking me as better then average American attempts. Would have this one again for sure.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of speedlimit7
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oakley
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drafty Kilt 12oz can poured into Duvel tulip. No date.

Appearance - Very dark brown body with small tan head with low retention and decent lacing. 2.5

Smell - Roasted coffee, nutty. 3.75

Taste - Dark roasted character with some oyster stout qualities, strangely enough. Bitterness rapidly dissipates in the aftertaste. A bit more full bodied as it warms. 3.5

Mouthfeel - Clean, effervescent and a very mild, balanced astringecy. 4

Overall - Pretty mild and accessible for the style with no off characters. 3.5

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Photo of Foureyes2020
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Respectable Scottish Ale. Not my typical beer but style but enjoyable. Malty and tasty.

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Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BTexpress
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PuffySAJ
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely delicious! Lots of chocolate and coffee flavors. Smooth and refreshing. Pleasant aftertaste. A nice brew to end the day with.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can in a snifter via the little lady's daughter and significant other---
Cheers Janette and Jamie! This brew pours a nice deep dark brown mahogany
with a nice head of khaki foam that settles to a thick ring, thin layer, and shows
some beautiful lacing. Nose of smoked peated malt, sweet caramel malts, subtle
cherry notes, and deep roasted elements with a hint of herbal hops. Flavors
follow the nose with toasty malts, light smoked peat elements, subtle herbal
hops, and a nice caramel flavor. Nice mouth feel; medium body, medium
carbonation, and a rich malty finish with a touch of warmth.

Overall a SOLID little brew from a new to us brewery.

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Photo of M3rk22
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Always a go to. I will say, this on tap vs bottled is quite different. Highly recommend draft when possible.

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Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lembeh
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Peat, bog, smoked salmon, Cullen skink, shortbread, haggis, deep fried Mars bars and scotch. These are the things that remind me of Scotland. And this beer. Takes me back too those wet rainy streets of Glasgow. Wee good.

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Photo of sk8kidamh
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Syddraf960
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brianb010
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Go to beer. Good stuff.

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Photo of IRAhopbomb
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of radiowxman
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Davidstan
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had 6 months past BB date but was given to me so whatever. Not bad for old beer and since low IBU aged well i guess. Very similar to old Chub from OB fame. Had that Scotchy metallic taste with sweet malty tone. Style is not for me but seems to be a quality brew.

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Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale from Monday Night Brewing
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 319 ratings