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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clarkdvm (503) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4436) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (8477) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5216) - 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, Johns Creek.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (3330) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (270) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1649) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This beer has a big malt and grain aroma. The color is pure dark brown with a medium sized off-white head. The flavor is very rich and smooth. I liked this beer quite a bit and thought it was more than just a scottish ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bork (455) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Good, thick well balanced scotch that doesnt go overly sweet. Some noticeable alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14022) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2015
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, light peat, faint cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, light peat, earthy. Medium body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (714) - 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.

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