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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Aroma- Bourbon, dark fruit, caramel, nice oak character, and some chocolate. Second pour brought out some light tropical fruit and pine. Taste- Plum, caramel, and other dark fruits up front, followed by a wave of tropical fruit over a nice roasty backbone. Smokiness comes in toward the end with some light notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and pine. Ever so slight bourbon on the finish with a nice little burn. Sometimes dark cherry shows up as well. Dark chocolate, roast, and some pine comes out in the aftertaste.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6426) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10627) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel - medium body.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
vtafro (4692) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with white head. Scotch, some bourbon, dark aromas. Man, I canít seem to enjoy a scotch ale, or bourbon scotch ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (5889) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3930) - - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3373) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3131) - 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.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
jsphstls (13) - USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bourbony, thin head, some lacing. Rich taste including molasses. Generally sweet with slightly bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4186) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle shared by jheath99. Pours clear, dark brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, vanilla, dark fruits, light bourbon, and some tobacco. Flavor is chewy malt profile with plenty of caramel and alcohol sweetness along with vanilla, oak, bourbon, and some dark fruit notes. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1411) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cola brown with a thin clingy layer of beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, bourbon, and oak. Taste of oak, dark fruits, and booze.


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