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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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Silly S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-14-2013)
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Reviews by ccrida:
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ccrida

Oregon

4.21/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Port Barrel Aged Scotch De Silly is dark garnet with a tan head leaving sticky, foamy lice. Light and quickly dissipating for bottle conditioned Belgian.

Smell is very nice soft, fruity esters, a little chalky minerality.

Taste is similar, the esters play really well with the port, which is robust. Not very malty, but nor is regular Scotch De Silly, which is more of a Belgian Amber. A little heat, but clean.

Mouthfeel is soft and silky, medium-light bodied.

Drinkability very high, I find this to be an exceptionally tasty beer. Admittedly lacking depth, but the notes it has really sing.

01-20-2014 04:59:24 | More by ccrida
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-28-2013 23:47:25 | More by Ciocanelu
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Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-08-2014 06:18:08 | More by BKotch
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-23-2014 04:31:00 | More by gillagorilla
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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Moses_Malone

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

01-22-2014 23:29:38 | More by Moses_Malone
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

01-09-2014 03:58:55 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-24-2014 20:09:47 | More by KCBeerNerd
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Doshkin

Maine

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%

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

12-30-2013 00:58:10 | More by Doshkin
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.49/5  rDev -10.3%

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

11-14-2013 05:27:03 | More by JohnGalt1
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%

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?

05-12-2014 03:49:03 | More by LiquidAmber
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-27-2014 18:38:25 | More by vrbulldog22
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +1%

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.

11-22-2013 01:21:23 | More by Etan
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Anatole

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-03-2014 17:49:38 | More by Anatole
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-16-2013 03:41:55 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-23-2014 05:59:41 | More by liamt07
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JuanAlberto

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-13-2014 15:57:49 | More by JuanAlberto
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.49/5  rDev -36%

Served in a Sloeber tulip glass.

When this came onto my local's shelf, I was excited: the solid Scotch Silly aged in a port barrel? I'm in. It pours a clear faded garnet seen through a sepia filter topped by a meek finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises wet wood, mild maple syrup, even milder red wine (not port, more like a deep Italian red), a stiff breeze of heather, and a dab of booze in the background. The taste hints at some maple syrup, some dark greens, some flowers, and some caramel, but it unfortunately focuses on the barrel, which comes through as a harsh mass of Rossi port-soaked wood. It's like when a mean-spirited asshole guffaws in your general direction, aiming his terrifying halitosis straight at your nostrils. Only on your tongue. Awful, just plain awful. The body is a lithe medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a slick-ish feel. Overall, this was a waste of port barrels (and cheap, crappy ones, at that) and a waste of Scotch Silly. Boo this noise.

03-24-2014 18:12:57 | More by TMoney2591
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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REDAMI

Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured from 750ml bottle into Chimay goblet.

A - Medium golden brown with a thick ivory/tan head.

S - Sharp red fruit, wine barrel, butterscotch, and a malt back.

T - Oak, red wine, malt sweetness, slight metallic tinge.

M - Lighter than expected, fine consistent carbonation, dry finish.

The barrel dries the sweetness out of the scotch ale. A great beer for a red wine lover as it carries many wine-like characteristics.

01-11-2014 18:43:58 | More by REDAMI
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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jmdrpi

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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leitmotif

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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