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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
From tap at Taco Mac. Pours clear and golden amber with a small off white head. Sweet, toasted malty and caramelish. Smooth breadish to malty. Light bitterness. Dry and toasted caramelish malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: August 20, 2011
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel candy aroma, light smokeyness
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, nice touch of peaty smokeyness, light earthy bitterness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5972) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 13, 2012
On tap at taco mac. Pours a clear reddish brown with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a nice dark bread note with a hint of roast and toffee. Flavor is smooth with a dark bread note that has a hint of chocolate, roast and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 24, 2012
On tap. Clear browncolor with tan sheen. Nice earthy peat, toffee, mollases, smoke aromas. Medium bodied. Earthy smoky peat, sweet molasses, rich toffee malty flavors--tasty Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5196) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Atlanta, Ga - Dantanna’s - Buckhead - on tap. Dark brown pour, off-white head, nice thick lacing. Aroma has some peat-like accents, a hint of chocolate, some licorice. Flavor has some toffee notes, a bit of chocolate, a hint of licorice and has a smoky back end. Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Hazed amber pour with tan head and lace. Sour malt dominates the aroma. Sweet caramel malt and a light earthy bitter. Full smooth bodied with good carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Appearance: Slips from the growler a very dark ruby-hued body with a smallish, faintly beige-tinged head.

Smell: Sweetish aroma of dark brown sugar, caramel, toasty malts, and ripe plums, with a teensy sniff of well-applied smoke and an appeased roasty accent.

Taste: A deep, welcoming maltiness, from brown sugar to toasted malt to caramel, with a hint of darkened barley. Touch of dark fruitiness akin to a bit of fresh plum. Thin sliver of clean smokiness. Low earthiness and a subtle herbal hint to the hops, with a subdued bitterness, leaving it fairly sweet throughout, though not cloying. A further hint of fruit, some very faint alcoholic heat, and still a deep sweetness on the smooth finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: A quality scotch ale. It’s got an inviting richness to it without being bloated and enough soothing alcohol without being boozy or putting me in a coma for the evening. Yes, it’s fair to say I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4034) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Growler from GrowlerTown (Hop City). Very nice Reddish-brown color. Light tan head, quickly diminished. Aroma of sweet toasted malt. Roasted barley flavor, nice touch of smoke. Smoke character adds just the right amount of balance to the sweet roasty malt backbone of this brew. Very nice. Overall, a bit too heavy bodied to be sessionable, although I’d grab it in a second if I found it on tap in a restaurant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3747) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Growler from M. Poured a great looking brown body with sunburnt orange edges and a large frothy off white head. Aroma of peat, earth, chocolate and syrup. Super full chunky body on this one that was dense and loaded with carbonation. Flavor of booze, a bad imitation orange flavored chocolate, wet bread and some light peat notes. The body on this is just too full and the flavor could be better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3661) - - MAR 24, 2012
growler. clear ruby pour with a large, foamy, beige head. malty with toffee, a hint of roast and raisin. flavor blends raisin and banana with whiff of thick, white, peaty, kindling smoke. a medium body. really nice scotch ale.

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