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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.

durhambeer's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Growler filled at The Beer Growler in Brookhaven, ATL. Pours a rich creamy-topped reddish copper, soft and full on the palate. Great malt profile and nice bitterness. Almost like an imperial bitter, if that makes any sense at all. A tad sweeter, though, and a subtle hint of peat smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (338) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Pours a clear rich dark ruby (when held to light). World Class head volume, lacing and retention. Smells like a scotch ale should, but is a bit on the light side. Dark fruit (plum, date, raisin), molasses, light roast and a hint of smoke. Medium bodied with a texture that has creamy aspects. Above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish. The flavor profile is intense, complex, well balanced and is borderline outstanding. It begins with a sweet burst of molasses and dark fruit that quickly yields to a roast bitterness. Under the bitterness, caramel notes emerge in the middle. Subtle smoke characteristics emerge right before the finish, gain in intensity and come to the forefront as the finish fades over a subsiding caramel and molasses sweetness. In the lingering finish, prune notes are evident as well as a slight alcohol burn, subtle dryness and bitter pucker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7386) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle at my hotel in Atlanta. Dark cola-colored pour with a big carbonated head. Previous rater described cola in the taste - I totally get that. Maybe the higher level of carbonation? But also in the flavor profile - some molasses. Hint of smoke. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1881) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle..Pour is dark with a fading head..Nose is stale, light smoke, spice, dry, cola...Tatse is cola, caramel, dry, spice, dusty..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2015
12oz bottle, purchased from Habersham in Savannah on 2/23/15. Dark brown, near-black color. Good tan head, leaving good ridges of lace. Nice dark chocolate and moderate smoke flavor. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Good more full feel. Light slick finish. Moderate-plus bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Touch of butterscotch. Very solid tasty enjoyable balanced scotch ale. Nice bit of earthy hop to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4366) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Tap@Boll Weevil, Augusta. Pitch black beer with a strong off white head. The aroma is gently coffee roasted, and the flavour is deeply roasted with plenty of bitterness and some molasses. Overall a nice strong ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Augdraught1981 (170) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Pours a super dark, transparent black ruby - orange color with minimal aroma and a thin head. Very rich & substantial malt profile that stays roasted & bitter throughout. The richness turns slightly sweet & easy to drink midway through the glass and is one of those beers that should be enjoyed cool, not cold. A very enjoyable big beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ColovianTrader (383) - - FEB 9, 2015
Super malty and smooth. Notes of roasted nuts, grains, toffee and molasses. Hints of cocoa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (2054) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle pours dark brown with a finger of foamy head. No sign of smoke, leaving the sweetness too cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2859) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Draft at the TAP in Atlanta airport. Pours dark brown with a creamy bubbly beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes nutty, like alcohol, a little earthy and woody, rich maltyness. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like malt, roasted nuts, and booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3914) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Sample at the Beer Heads MeetUp bottle share event in October 2014. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. raisin nose. Flavors of caramel. Smooth finish.

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