Port Barrel Aged Scotch De Silly | Brasserie de Silly S.A.

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Port Barrel Aged Scotch De SillyPort Barrel Aged Scotch De Silly
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Silly S.A.
Belgium | website

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 11-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 79
Reviews by bnes09:
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4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful, dark ruby-amber color. Mostly opaque. Pours a rich, foamy and super creamy head that leaves a fluffy layer over the brew throughout the entire drink. Layers of lace cling to the glass like soap suds.

Big aroma of dry, red wine. Mild oak. Burnt sugar.

Sweet malt character of brown sugar, prunes and figs. Subtle oak. Semi-dry red wine. Hint of hop oils. Yeasty clove flavor. Great complexity and balance of flavors.

Full bodied and semi-dry. Well carbonated with lots of tiny bubbles. Smooth texture.

Love the innovation. Its a great scotch ale with wine character and a Belgian edge. Only the most passionate brewer could create a beer of this quality and creativity. Love the complex wine character coupled with the rich malt. Simply fantastic.

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Gbell
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whatname
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrew8626
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of MynamesRickJames
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BKotch
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of gillagorilla
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of pjkelley82
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of KCBeerNerd
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Doshkin
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - nice dark copper amber color, cloudy, and topped with an inch of cream colored head that dwindles to a thin layer after a couple minutes. Looks enticing. A little bit of sticky "wet" lacing left behind where I poured onto the back side of the glass (opposite of where I'm drinking from)

S - little bit of funk seems to be the most prominent smell, some dark fruity undertones and some malty sweetness

T - Rich, complex sweetness with just a touch of twang that hits the the tip of the tongue at first and then comes back to hit the top back of the mouth on the finish. Getting some more bitterness in the aftertaste the further I get through the bottle. Also getting some more of the 9% starting to shine through.

M - medium, creamy, and smooth with a dry finish. The alcohol isn't crazy but it adds a pleasant touch of wamrth

O - really glad my lhbs owner recommended this one. Definitely worth the $12.59 I spent for the 750ml bottle! This is my first beer of the night and I really enjoyed it

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Found this tonight at Brewer's Haven on Vista for $13ish... A deep amber/red brew poured into my HotD goblet producing a super long lasting 1" dark tan head.... great lacing.

The nose is immensely complex... tons of maltiness with big fruitiness, wood, and vinous notes... not as much caramel maltiness as in most traditional wee heavies, but the barrel presence adds pretty interesting elements.

Oak sawdust combines with fruity port elements much more on the front end of the palate... big and fruity moves into a lite darker maltiness... a bit earthy with warmth and then finishes the same way it begins with tangy fruits and dusty oak.

Body is medium... good carbonation... Honestly could use more body and fewer bubbles IMO.

Decent... I appreciate it, but don't necessarily like it.

3.75/3.5/3.5/3.25/3.5

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Photo of Gevetyn
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a MacAndrew's thistle glass. Pours a medium to dark reddish coppery amber with a fine two finger tan head with great retention and thick, pillowy lacing. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel malt, mildly oxidized fortified wine and a slight minerally element. Flavor is mild caramel malt and wood, thinning out to a more vinous, fruitier taste with hints of caramel, dark fruit and oak. Finishes with the vinous notes and a slight tartness overwhelming the caramel, which returns in a lingering mild toffee and light hop finish. Medium bodied. An interesting, but odd barrelling of Scotch de Silly. The vinous, slightly tart fruitiness of the port did seems a awkward fit with the sweet maltiness of a Scotch ale. This is surprising, because I really enjoyed the previous Bordeaux aging of this ale and usually prefer the Port style treatments over wine. Somehow the previous wine barrelling enhanced the Scotch flavors and this leans more towards a tart Port with hints of caramel malt in the background. It is still enjoyable and I finished it more quickly than I expected (the ABV is well hidden), but I really like Scotch ale flavors and they were too subdued in this treatment. Glad I got to the try this treatment, but hope for a more complimentary barrelling next time. Dare I hope for whiskey next time?

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Photo of vrbulldog22
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Etan
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml into a large snifter.

A: Pours a deep mahogany with a moderate light beige head.

S: Lots of port in the nose. Raisin, cooked figs, grape must, vinous oak.

T: Taste is a little more balanced, with toffee, sweet red wine, lightly astringent earthiness, dark booze, maple.

M: Thick-bodied with moderate-to-high carbonation.

O: Pretty heavy on the port barrel, but the beer stands up to it. I prefer whiskey to port for barrel-aging but this is pretty nice.

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Photo of Gryphon69
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of bubseymour
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%

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Port Barrel Aged Scotch De Silly from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
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