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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.

Brewed at Thomas Creek before the brewery opened.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear, deep and dark with flashes of crimson. The aroma is a malty mingling of milk chocolate, caramel and a slight note of vanilla. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is malty and moderately bitter - unsweetened cocoa and a hint of caramel. Excellently-balanced. Finishes bittersweet - a touch more bitter than sweet. I’m getting no smoke out of this. Thanks to biggsbowler for supplying the bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Nice dark pour with a cream colored head. Really good. Damn good! Light smoke, peat, toffee, raisins, creamy coffee, toasted bread. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2649) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2014
On tap @ B&D Burgers / Savannah GA --- Clear, very dark ruby brown with a misty head cover, lots of bits and pieces of lace. Taste is roasted malt that stays pure, adding semi-sweet toffee midway through. This nearly turns it sweet, but bitters keep the finish in check. Actually quite good,a solid wee heavy.k

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Itzjerm (1578) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Way to sweet no smokiness. Sweet on tongue almost sick flavor. Not much hop thin head. Light aroma. Flavor is candied sugars. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (513) - - JUN 22, 2014
Dark brown/red with a thin filmy khaki colored head. Aroma is mainly smoke, caramel malts, roasted barley and dry hops. Likewise for the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1156) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours a dark ruby-brown with a dirty taupe-khaki colored head. Smoky asparagus, ripe fruit, and some caramel on the nose. Full-bodied, gets a bit crisp, and somewhat drying at the finish. Complexity is this scotch ale’s key distinction. Ripe fruit sweetness seems to prevail. Oddly enough, the smokiness doesn’t emerge until late. Vegetable bitterness at the finish. A note or two of chocolate underneath it all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (1047) - , Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
bottle from springslicker. had high hopes for this one as the style is becoming a favorite. I can see why many would enjoy but it just didn’t quite all pull together for my tastes.. copper brown pout Aroma is not much - some alcohol, wood, caramel. Taste has much stuff but again it doesn’t all pull together I get smoke, peat, alcohol, malt. too cloying sweet with a funky alcohol after taste. Rahr Iron thistle please

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2442) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Roasty, grainy, husky aromas. Peat, malty caramel flavors. Meh, alright.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Ridiculousness in a glass. So good. Only thing I could possibly say is I would love to chew on this brew but I can only drink it. Seek this out!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (491) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
On tap, LV Bar and Grill in Midland, GA. Pours a dark, semi translucent brown. Aroma is not very pronounced, hints of roasted malts. Taste is much better, roasted caramel malts, hints of scotch by way of a peat / smoke presence. Really good. Palate is medium body, medium carbonation. Overall, the taste outperforms my expectations based off the aroma. I’ve had 3 variations of this beer, and they have all been enjoyable. Probably Monday Nights best beer.

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