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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - OCT 13, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-29-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance The beer pours a deep brown color with a small tan colored head. The head fades very fast leaving only a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a roasted malt smell but has a huge dose of a caramel and molasses as well. Some other aromas of a cherry and prune nature are there as well mixing with the other sweet smells and producing a potently sweet smell overall. Taste The taste begins with a bit of a roasted malt flavor and a whole lot of sweet caramel and some dark fruit flavors of cherry and plum. As the taste advances the caramel transitions to a more molasses like taste with a bit of chocolate and even more cherry and plum coming to the tongue. Some flavors of a cola sweetness then come to the tongue more toward the end. This makes the brew rather sweet overall, but with a little bit of a more herbal and earthy hop flavor coming to the tongue, while not balanced out the sweetness is subdued a bit, leaving a sweet and lightly hopped flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Overall the feel wasnt all that great in my opinion. The thicker body accentuates the sweet flavors a bit too much with a lower carbonation likely having been better for the mix of lighter dark and hop flavors, possibly giving them more influence overall. Overall I know a scotch ale should be sweet, but this was just rather unbalanced and not all the great of a scotch ale. The flavors dont really meld well on this one and with the rather poor mouthfeel and look, it really doesnt have much draw.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leprechaun56 (2) - Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2014 does not count
Great beer and probably my favorite GA beer. Malty and sweet with no bitter hop after taste. Easy drinking yummy beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bellco33 (777) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Poured from bottle into reservoir tip glass. Pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma of sugar, caramel, and roasted malt. Flavor is super sweet caramel. Medium body, flat carbonation, not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (3421) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Toasty sweet scotch ale. Tastes slightly lactic and off. Some toffee raisin and caramel with a bit of nutty malt. Finishes too sweet with light tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSteveBrule (51) - - AUG 26, 2014
Very dark pour with a decent creamy tan head. Nose of sweet raisins and a hint of smoke. Tastes of roasted malts. Smoke only seems to come through in the finish and lingers on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23612) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Clear brown color, beige head. Aroma of toasted brownies. Taste is chocolate malt with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2436) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2014
12 oz bottle courtesy of secret santa. Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a big foamy beige head that has excellent retention. The aroma is dark fruits, trace of peat and roasted barley. The taste features toffee, raisins, nuts, ann a bit of brown sugar. The palate is full and creamy and the carbonation is medium. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Very impressive malt bomb

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Nice !!!!!!! Pours a beautiful mahogany color with minimal head retention. Aroma is very subtle. Perfect malty butterscotch like taste that lingers in the after taste. A year round offering big IMHO perfect for a late spring or early fall day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2644) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Nice Scotch Ale. Light brown colored. Sweet, peaty, smoky, roasted malts. Taste has a sweet molasses presence that blends real well. Overall, lighter body than I expected which worked really well. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10999) - 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. Im getting no smoke out of this. Thanks to biggsbowler for supplying the bottle!

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