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

Bordeaux Barrel Aged Scotch De SillyBordeaux Barrel Aged Scotch De Silly

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

76 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.56%


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:
Aged for 6 months in Bordeaux Oak barrels.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-10-2012)
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Reviews by KKB:
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KKB

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now I knew this girl was a bit of a rarity, but I had no idea just how rare. I wish I had bought 3-4 more. I have had one of these bottles already about 3 months ago and it was just divine. One of my favorite beers of all time. I am thoroughly looking forward to this.

A – A deep chestunut ruby that is somewhat see through. A huge gorgeous cinnamon head that lasts forever and leaves clumps of lacing. This is a gorgeous beer right from the get-go, I’m giddy with excitement already.

S – It has a caramel and floral aroma to it, dark fruits to be certain, and what I can only describe as a creamy cinnamon element to it as well. It also smells a little bit like a very sweet scotch, and you get some of the indicators of the red wine barrel aging in the nose as well. It kind of smells like candied bread, if that’s possible.

T – The taste is good. I’m sitting on judging it for a minute because right now I am actually not blown away. I think I need to let it heat up a little bit. But for the flavors you get a mild scotchyness, some caramel, a slight combination of sour and sweet that works rather nicely… You have to wait for this thing to get real warm in order to enjoy it. Do not drink this if it is cold in any way or you will be kicking yourself. A little chilled is fine and anything in that region to slightly below room temperature is where it starts tasting totally awesome. There are a lot of dark fruits and a slight wine element coupled with the malty factor. It has a very sweet taste to it, no sour now really, and it also has a nice vanilla aspect to it as well. It’s really a very good beer, it is not, however, as good as I remembered it being. I would call it great, but not quite excellent, or world class.

M – The mouthfeel is medium-full body with limited carbonation and has a creamy texture to it.

O – Overall this beer is totally awesome. I would absolutely buy it again, but it is not one my favorite beers of all time as I had remembered it being. Still though, this is something for the brewers to hold their head high over, great beer all around.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 02:32:15 | More by KKB
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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.

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Awesome Wee Heavy. Really well put-together.

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750 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours hazy dark ruby red color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge raisin, prune, fig, pear, date, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, light chocolate, oak, light clove, red wine, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with big complexity of dark fruity notes with good malt balance; and great strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, fig, pear, date, apple, caramel, toast, brown sugar, toffee, light chocolate, clove, oak, red wine, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, pear, apple, caramel, toast, brown sugar, light chocolate, oak, clove, and light red wine on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of dark fruit and malt flavors with moderate wine barrel presence; with a great malt/fruity balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent scotch ale! All around great complexity and balance of dark fruit and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Bordeaux Barrel Aged Scotch De Silly from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
90 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.