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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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What do Scotland and the American South have in common? An appreciation for good booze. But that doesnít 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 didnít say "compliment." Scotch and Bourbon still donít send each other Christmas cards.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1535) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2016
6/22/16. On tap at Wrecking Bar. Amber pour with a nice tan head. Strong barrel, overwhelming, whiskey, vanilla. Same on the flavor, very strong barrel presence dwarfs anything else. Eh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (2247) - Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2016
At Wrecking Bar Brewpub, the barrel was way heavy in this one and not particularly balanced well. Still a fine beer, but huge bourbon and vanilla dwarf the scotch ale aspects.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3488) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2016
Not over done with the bourbon barrel. This is as much vanilla from the wood as booze from the bourbon. Meshes nicely with the malt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pressboxjoe (400) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle. I savored this over an hour and a half one afternoon. Beautifully malty, sweet and caramel, vanilla and thin wood just right for those who donít want to be overwhelmed with bourbon barrel flavor. I was only in Atlanta for a week and sampled at least 12 different beers in that time - wish Iíd had more time.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1587) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Pours a dark cola brown with a tan-beige head. Caramel and oaky vanilla on the nose. Just not very assertive. Full body. Oaky vanilla, bourbon, and caramel off the rip, but everything dies too quickly. No richness that Carrie through, which would make all the difference in my opinion.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingaugusta (210) - Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Pours medium brown with a quick tan head. Nose is strong oak with a touch of brown sugar and alcohol. the Bourbon flavor persists on the palate but there isnít much distinction in the beer itself. very smooth but not much body. a little hot for only 8.5%. decent but could be better

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (1098) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5243) - 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 thatís because I also like bourbon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7904) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6543) - 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.


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