Alextricity (177) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Extremely dark brown. Short lived, super "fine" tan head. Minimal patchy lacing... looks pretty nice overall.
Smell: Well, well, well... malt, scotch, and dark fruits. Maybe some traces of chocolate as well. Definitely pleasing. Iíd enjoy it more if my glass didnít have a weird smell...
Taste/feel: I havenít had many, but I absolutely love scotch ales. Dark fruits are very prominent on the front, and then thereís a lot of malts, scotch, and a bit of warmth on the finish. Honestly, PERFECTLY balanced, since the beer is never too sweet or too bitter ... itís just fantastic. On top of that, the mouth feel leaves a very pleasant coating in the mouth, but itís never too thick/sticky/cloying. My guess is that this is supposed to be a sipper, but it tastes too damn good.
Under the Kilt isnít exactly cheap (I paid $3 for this bottle), but I canít say that it isnít worth that slight up-charge. A truly outstanding beer with an awesomely tasty blend of dark fruits, malts, hops, and scotch that keeps me coming for another sip. Now, one of my favorite beers.
adamjackson (1230) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks Mike! Enjoyed in a wine glass
A - Pours nearly black. 1 finger head fades fast
S - Very sweet nose, burnt sugar, cane syrup and a hint of peaches.
T - Very english ESB taste. Some grape and kiwi taste. very weird and unexpected.
M - medium body and carbonation
O - Itís not a bad beer but just a bit too sweet and juicy for a scotch ale
Ratman197 (7633) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of carmel, toffee, dark fruit and light tobacco. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, dark fruit and light molasses with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
Holtguy (55) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iím not terribly impressed by the bottled beers from this brewery. First off, their beers are expensive. Second, the quality control at this brewery is lacking. For example, sometimes their beer explodes on you upon opening, filling the glass (and covering the countertop) with foam. While I now prepare for this when opening a Dragonmead bottle, with Under the Kilt, that did not happen. Good for them! On the other hand, there was something off with this beer. Itís aroma was very faint, and while in taste it had the background of a Wee Heavy, it also had a sour kick to it, much like the sourness that is associated with Jolly Pumpkinís La Roja. I do not think this was intentional. While it didnít make the beer undrinkable, it definitely made drinking it a bit disconcerting.
Kco (49) - USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color, moderate head. Good aroma. Slightly smokey with a hint of peat. Creamy mouth feel, but has a bite. Over all a good ale, but not the best, Scottish ale I have a had.
fsquirrel29 (71) - Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another excellent Wee Heavy beer. Iím having a hard time deciding which I liked more. I think it goes Belhaven, Sam Adams and then Dragonmead. But itís close.
drowland (4998) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
8/11/12. GTMW. Brown pour with a small tan head. Light caramel and some toast in the aroma and flavor. For the most part, itís really watered down, but compared to the disasters that are their other beers, itís not horrible.
rumproasts (1033) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark amber with small head. fairly malty with slight nuttiness. i keep trying things from this brewery, but iíve yet to be impressed at all.
hayduke (2938) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This 12 oz bottle was courtesy of Strykzone in a trade. Thanks dave. This pours a rich dark amber with a robust that left moderate lacing. Nose is rich sweet malts with a flavor hops aroma,. Medium plus in body. Flavor is rich malts. There is some bitterness in the finish. The bottom like is that is tastes very good and is a very excellent example of the style. I liked this a lot. with
darn1207 (1712) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12Oz bottle from plum market in Ann arbor. Brown pour with huge tan head. Aroma is pleasant caramel brown sugar, dark fruit. Tastes are nutty, molasses, sour milk, dried fruit. Diggin on this.