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Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale | Monday Night Brewing

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3.84/5
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296 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:
#12,287
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
296
pDev:
11.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
108
Trade:
1
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Reviews by Brandtmo:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A dark brown color with a small tan head.

Smoky aroma, roasted malt.

Smoky, peaty taste. A little sweet caramel.

A little too much smoke, giving a bitter mouthfeel.

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Photo of RollTide1
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NWatters
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Adam_Lifts
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

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3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Roguer
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful dark brew with purplish highlights. Small cream head with poor retention.

Sweet and fruity aroma.

Flavor follows: potent, fruity. Alcohol surprisingly shows. Nutty and sweet.

A touch hot for the ABV, but smooth and oily.

A surprisingly good Scotch ale.

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3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This beer has a big malt and grain aroma. The color is pure dark brown with a medium sized off-white head.
The flavor is very rich and smooth. I liked this beer quite a bit and thought it was more than just a scottish ale.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale from Monday Night Brewing
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 296 ratings
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