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

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Bordeaux Barrel Aged Scotch De SillyBordeaux Barrel Aged Scotch De Silly

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

86 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 13
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
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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Vierenner

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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!

08-21-2014 21:11:33 | More by Vierenner
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Big_Dave

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-06-2014 20:17:31 | More by Big_Dave
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-03-2014 09:08:18 | More by shigg85
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-02-2014 01:43:43 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

07-30-2014 14:50:33 | More by stakem
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-17-2014 19:08:06 | More by tdm168
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pjkelley82

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

06-16-2014 04:38:18 | More by pjkelley82
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Kevinpitts

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22%

05-22-2014 08:46:13 | More by Kevinpitts
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amalburg

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

05-03-2014 16:23:52 | More by amalburg
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

04-25-2014 16:50:43 | More by atrocity
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deNerval

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

04-09-2014 05:14:07 | More by deNerval
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-07-2014 20:59:07 | More by sendbeer
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

03-17-2014 01:40:27 | More by tobelerone
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

03-16-2014 14:08:10 | More by Fettpopps
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

02-10-2014 20:32:09 | More by TypsiYpsi
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-16-2014 01:28:48 | More by ubufan2112
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Beersnake1

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-01-2014 06:53:19 | More by Beersnake1
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

12-29-2013 16:00:17 | More by thecheapies
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-25-2013 05:58:59 | More by ReeseMax3
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BeerNFood

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-18-2013 02:36:33 | More by BeerNFood
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DustinSWB

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-12-2013 15:15:01 | More by DustinSWB
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-09-2013 15:27:26 | More by brandoman63
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superspak

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

11-21-2013 05:07:45 | More by superspak
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darcange

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22%

11-18-2013 02:57:32 | More by darcange
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alelover

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-12-2013 05:36:13 | More by alelover
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Bordeaux Barrel Aged Scotch De Silly from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
91 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.