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Bordeaux Barrel Aged Scotch De Silly - Brasserie de Silly S.A.

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93 Ratings

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 13
Gots: 17 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Silly S.A. visit their website

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Aged for 6 months in Bordeaux Oak barrels.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-10-2012)
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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%

No where on the bottle does it say Bordeaux barrel were the ones used but based on the pictures I've found of my bottle and the others listed, I believe I'm in the right place. Very silly label it is.

Anyway, the beer pours a murky brown. Looks as if someone poured some chocolate into root beer.

I get a sweet yeasty brown malt presence on the nose followed by red wine tartness.

Wow, I can't believe this is a 9% barrel aged scotch ale from the mouthfeel. It's very soft and has some crisp carbonation.

Brown sugar and cherried red wine notes pervade the initial sips. Vanilla as it opens up with, yep I wanna say root beer woodiness. It's warming now; I'm getting more of the classic dried prunes and date feel of a scotch ale. Some bitterness at the end blends nicely with a smokey finish as the sweetness of the malt also sticks around a bit.

Overall, I gotta say what comes to mind is cherry-vanilla-root beer. If there is such a thing. I think the one downside to this was the carbonation, thus the soda comparisons. I think this would be even better aged. Get it while you can.

samtrillo, Monday at 11:57 PM
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

a77cj7, Sunday at 07:33 AM
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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%

Gevetyn, Nov 09, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +7.8%

Fordknox, Oct 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Immortale25, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

AngusOg, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Cramerican, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Vierenner
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Very interesting beer. It's mildly sweet with a beautiful blend of distinct flavors and negligible hop bite. As opposed to so many ales on the market this one has personality! I certainly get red wine overtones in both smell and taste. I also get caramel and a hint of vanilla. I suppose some fruit too ... but that's a bit of a stretch for my palate. Overall delicious!

Vierenner, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

shigg85, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

jerefreakinmiah, Aug 02, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Jarad for sharing this with us. 750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a snifter. The brew appears amber mahogany quite clear with big bubble formation that is quick to fade.

The smell is sweet and malty with a hint of oak and oxidation. Mild papery aspects give way to a faint smoked and candy sugar appeal. A light touch of something vinous is also present but pales in comparison to the rest of the attributes.

The taste is sweet with a mild vinous touch mixing with paper-like oxidation and oak. As it warms up, it gets a faint hint of smokiness only noticed in the finish and into the aftertaste. It has a nice contrast of malt verse barrel and smoke, I dig it.

This is a medium bodied brew with a low amount of carbonation. The alcohol is very well hidden. The overall integration of flavor is exceptional and the subtle touch of smoke is very well received in this style. Having never had the base beer, I assume I would be a pretty big fan of it considering how well the flavors worked here in this barrel treatment.

stakem, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

tdm168, Jun 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

pjkelley82, Jun 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Kevinpitts, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

amalburg, May 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

deNerval, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

sendbeer, Apr 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

tobelerone, Mar 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

TypsiYpsi, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

ubufan2112, Jan 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Beersnake1, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep ruby-brown with good clarity. An inch of tan head crowns the beer. Looks nice.

Cherried malts imply work of the barrel. Some meatiness to the malts with sweet grain and the implementation of a nutty Belgian yeast. Some vanilla, light oak, and lots of gooey caramel. Nice aroma.

A little woody, but an overall caramel malt bomb with tasty barrel notes and Scotch-like meaty malt tones. Lots of that aforementioned cherry note with some medicinal flavors. Estery, with that Belgian flair, with fruitiness. Alcohol is at a perfect level, nice and wooly.

Carbonation is the only flaw, and it's minor. It's a little light. Body is nice, and the alcohol is well distributed.

Awesome Wee Heavy. Really well put-together.

thecheapies, Dec 29, 2013
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Bordeaux Barrel Aged Scotch De Silly from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
91 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.