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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

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-14-2013)
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Photo of TMoney2591
2.49/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

TMoney2591, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Moses_Malone
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Moses_Malone, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Knapp85, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of wisrarebeer
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

$13.99 for a 750 ml bottle. 2013 vintage.

A: deep copper color, thin lacing throughout
S: interesting with winy qualities and some mustiness that resembled a hint of oxidation
T: a nice beer but somewhat one-dimensional, malty, definite port-like qualities with a bit of heat in finish
M: a bit of heat, malty but not cloying
O: decent beer but I was expecting more

wisrarebeer, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
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

JohnGalt1, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of KCBeerNerd
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

KCBeerNerd, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Anatole
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Anatole, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of liamt07
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

liamt07, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of jzeilinger
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

jzeilinger, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of tut2528
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

tut2528, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of baybum
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

baybum, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of TypsiYpsi
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

TypsiYpsi, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Dactrius
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Dactrius, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Doshkin
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
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

Doshkin, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

vrbulldog22, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

brandoman63, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Morey
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Morey, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of jrein0254
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jrein0254, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

22Blue, May 26, 2014
Photo of gueuzeonhigh
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice red-amber color with a short lived head.
My sample produced a small nose with a bit of green apple hints.

Flavor starts with a mild hints of hops and green apples. To a lesser degree are hints of caramel and malt. Finish makes a
stronger showing with tartness and effervescence on the pallet.

Mouthfeel is a cordial but lively combination of effervescence and tartness.

This was an enjoyable beer but I'm not convinced that my beer dollars produced the top level beer satisfaction.

Still a nice beer worth enjoying if you get the chance.

gueuzeonhigh, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of cultclassic89
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

cultclassic89, Sunday at 03:48 PM
Photo of thecheapies
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 edition.

Dark and murky with a deep reddish mahogany color. Exciting crest of rising head. Amounted to an inch and a half, at first, then subsided to a small cap with a lace-down lip.

Belgian dark ale phenols, musty malts with a Scottish bent, vinous notes, soft oakiness, red grape, prune, and some Band-Aid offness.

Oh, the port barrel is pronounced now. Chianti, raisin, savory barley, grape skin tannins, oak barrel, faint red apple, tartness with hints of Brett, medicinal/clove notes, and lingering mintiness in the finish. That combo reads funny, but is a good collective of flavors.

Has that tannic dryness and light tartness, but still flexing a wooly body. Carbonation is just a bit on the coarse side. Brushy, maybe.

Great Scotch Ale with that flair of port wine barrel aging. First port barrel-aged beer in my brew-scography. Not as good as the Bordeaux, but excellent, nonetheless.

thecheapies, May 24, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into snifter, 2013 bottling. Pours very hazy dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, pear, apple, fig, toast, toffee, molasses, red grape, oak, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, yeast ester, and port barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, raisin, fig, pear, apple, red grape, oak, clove, herbal, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy tannin-like tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, molasses, raisin, fig, pear, apple, red grape, oak, clove, herbal, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of malt, yeast ester, and barrel flavors; with a nice malt/tannin balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice scotch ale. All around good balance and complexity of malt, yeast ester, and port barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Mar 16, 2014
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Port Barrel Aged Scotch De Silly from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
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