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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


tron3000atl's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
pretty awesome scotch ale. very drinkable, abv hidden very well. smokiness throughout is grrreat.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2207) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2016
12oz bottle from GT Package in Grovetown. Almost full black pour with a beige head. Tasty thick, sweet plums, light smoke, caramel and cocoa. Interesting blend that was not perfectly put together, but solid. Interesting, for style. 13.5

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (599) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2016
On tap on nitro at The Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA. Opaque dark brown pour with a silky one-finger nitro head. Light peat smoke and caramel on the nose. Taste is caramel, light smoke, dark fruits. Hint of sweetness but no hops. Medium mouthfeel, no more. Nicely delicious and very easy to drink.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (1215) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Very light smell but sick so might be that....taste is not as expected... Lighter and crisper than I’d expect from a scotch ale...more mild and mellow too...could also be cause I’m sick though... Dry and hoppier than a reg scotch ale. .need to have again when not sick

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pressboxjoe (382) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle. The wood really stands out in the bourbon barrel version, while the standard edition relies on its sweet malty caramel - wet and smoky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clarkdvm (374) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Draft in Augusta. Good stuff. Dark brown pour. Mild aroma. Tastes more like dark amber but no complaints. Nor heavy or hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3882) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2015
20 nob 2015, tap. Brown. Nose is coffee malt. Med body and moderately fizzy. Dark roasted malt, bitter chocolate, slightly sweet. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7713) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2015
9/25/15. 12oz bottle, single, from Warehouse in Albany, GA. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Malty aroma, biscuit, caramel, toffee, a bitter nutty aspect. Good flavor, toffee, nutty, caramel, doughy, a bit of a bitter bite. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4901) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Deep, clear ruby black-brown. Clingy almond head. Hoppy, sweet and tannic malty aroma. Very tasty, dark syrup, assertive hops, medium sweetness for style, some roast. Chewy. Stiff bitterness in the finish, along with a light astringency. Overall very good. Taco Mac, John’s Creek.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 26, 2015
On tap at a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. The pour is dark, opaque brown with a modest tan head that fades down and leaves lacing. Enticing sweet malt, peat moss, and light smoky aroma. Little in the way of hops. The body is medium but soft and delicate. Sweet malt taste with no booze and a light dry finish. I would like to get this one in my area.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (259) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Toasty aroma with some hop pungency. Taste is good with some nice chewy malt that has some good caramel qualities. Spicy hop backbone. Finishes with some nice biscuit. Very drinkable.


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