Drafty Kilt

Georgia
United States
Drafty Kilt, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
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.

Profile

ABV: 
7.2%
IBUs: 
26
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Drafty Kilt by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as a Wee Heavy (2015 BJCP Category 17C).

All malt, all the time is what you should expect from a Wee Heavy and true to its name, Drafty Kilt delivers. Sniff as hard as you’d like, you won’t pick up any hops in the aroma nor esters from fermentation. However, the toffee, biscuit, prune, and light chocolate malt aromas will more than delight. 

It’s also a beautiful beer. With a deep garnet color, great clarity, and a medium-sized, cream-colored head you’ll want to hold this up to the light.

Even upon the first sip you’ll notice that the aroma carries through into the flavor. Rich baker’s chocolate, toffee, toast, and plums dominate while the moderately low bitterness helps to balance. Solid attenuation, this beer finishes too dry for the style and would benefit with a bit of residual sweetness. Cocoa powder and biscuit linger throughout the aftertaste.

Drafty Kilt is the type of malt-forward beer that even hop heads can get behind. It’s not sweet, which would appeal to a broad array of drinkers, yet has a depth of malt complexity that would appeal to a typical craft beer drinker.

Brewery Introduction

Monday Night Brewing is an Atlanta-based craft brewery. We brew beers for the weeknights – balanced, flavorful ales that pair well with food.

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