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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
What do Scotland and the American South have in common? An appreciation for good booze. But that doesn’t mean they always get along. We put our award-winning Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale in Kentucky bourbon barrels and let them duke it out in the cellar. Who won? You did. The chocolate, caramel and roasted malts in Drafty Kilt complement the charred oak and vanilla notes in the bourbon barrels quite well. Notice we didn’t say "compliment." Scotch and Bourbon still don’t send each other Christmas cards.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1477) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Draft at the Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta. Deep brown pour with a think off-white head. Head lasted only 60 seconds. Some lacing. Aroma of barrel, bourbon, booze, mocha, cocoa nibs, vanilla, and dark fruits. The taste was serious bourbon and barrel, nibs, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Slight tobacco. Heavy body, little oily. Strong finish. Powerful flavors and overall awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (980) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2015
10 oz draft pours a black with a small beige head. Aromas of roasted malt, bourbon, caramel. Full bodied, very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4963) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 8, 2015
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours near black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of bourbon and oak and light spices, some caramel, roasted, and chocolate malts, light bitterness, and some dough. Flavor mainly of the bourbon, makes me wonder if this is actually aged in barrels or if they just dumped bourbon in it, or both? Smoother texture. A cool beer, but that’s because I also like bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7371) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber brown with an off white head. Rich malty base, with toffee and bread, relatively mild bourbon, low bitterness, and a nice rich malty finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle ans served in my Libby Thistle: Pours a handsome mahogany with ruby highlights and nice lacework. This rocks my world with caramel, toast, earthy minerals, oak, vanilla and light sweet Bourbon. Kick of smoke and char along the warming but dangerously smooth body. Some bright tasting dark fruits notes appear as well. Just splendid! I am really digging this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel - medium body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
vtafro (5267) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with white head. Scotch, some bourbon, dark aromas. Man, I can’t seem to enjoy a scotch ale, or bourbon scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle thanks to Walter. Pours a dark copper with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is caramel, roast, raisin. Medium mouth with rich malt, caramel, booze, good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4007) - - JAN 4, 2015
22oz bottle. nice clear brown color with stable, tan head. caramel, nuts, tobacco, and bourbon in aroma. a nice amount of bourbon in aroma. medium body. slightly boozy. high carbonation. nice robust flavors. not too much bourbon in flavor. some caramel sweetness. nutty notes. a nice twist on their best beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Fresh howler from Hop City Birmingham as a Christmas present. Nice dark brown color with a small tan head. Cool aroma of the peaty base scotch ale but hints of vanilla and bourbon come through too. The flavor is the save with bourbon bite in the finish. Nice style variant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3769) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2014
From a bottle shared by jheath99. Pours dark cola brown with a bubbly, foamy off white head. Tastes like bourbon, woody, earthy, dry roasted malt, scotch. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like bourbon, sweet roasted malt, woody, earthy, alcohol.

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