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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

81 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 12
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

09-27-2013 00:11:47 | More by Lukass
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seand

California

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown with a small amount of light tan head. Some surface film retains along with a ring around the edge of the glass, leaving reasonable lacing.

S: Darkly sweet molasses and spices. Nice complexity.

T: Thick and sweet, though not cloying. There's a touch of a woody note, presumably from the barrel aging.

M: Ful bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall, nicely constructed, and a bit different than the standard strong/sweet beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 05:03:09 | More by seand
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IndyDad

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-12-2013 12:47:31 | More by IndyDad
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-18-2013 16:36:12 | More by BrownAleMale
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Docrock

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-11-2013 05:01:35 | More by Docrock
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-09-2013 19:46:24 | More by CelticAleMan
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BKotch

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-01-2013 23:20:34 | More by BKotch
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber to brown-ish color with a tan head. In the aroma, red wine and a small caramel like maltiness. In the taste, caramel malt and oaky red wine. A smooth and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry and oaky red wine in the aftertaste. Red wine and oak is huge in this, very nice and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 17:19:19 | More by OWSLEY069
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

07-09-2013 22:49:50 | More by DonFrap
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-05-2013 00:03:10 | More by Dave_Treat
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-04-2013 21:55:30 | More by WOLFGANG
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Pencible

Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a cloudy dark mahogany with a little tan head.
S: It smelled like sourdough bread and earthy toffee, with some oak and fig and copper hops.
T: It tasted like sweet toffee and raisins, with some tannic oak and sourdough bread, and maybe a bit of orange marmalade. It had a clean and mostly sweet aftertaste.
M: It was oily with fine natural carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a great brew with a refined and very enjoyable scent and taste. The body was solid, and the finish was smooth. It had well hidden alcohol too, so it was really easy to drink. Not sure how old this is, but seems like it might already have some age on it. It's just so smooth and integrated. Further age isn't necessary, but probably wouldn't hurt either. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 18:53:30 | More by Pencible
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-26-2013 22:34:17 | More by 2dogbrew
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TheCrowsNest

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

06-16-2013 17:08:22 | More by TheCrowsNest
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jordanmckell

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-14-2013 16:36:25 | More by jordanmckell
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-08-2013 15:36:37 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-04-2013 22:53:19 | More by brotherloco
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AltBock

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Corked and caged 750ml bottle that had a plain and simple sea green/black/blue striped label with the name of the beer in bold letters and the brewery crest in the background. The back label only contains the mandatory US info. What kind of barrel is it aged in? Tequila? Rum? What? If I didn't have Internet access, I wouldn't know.

When poured into a Peg's Cantina Snifter, this silly beer appeared to pour a dark brown color, but rays of light showed this beer's true color. The beer was actually a dark cherry amber with some faint burgundy highlights. The color of the beer was better than the head of foam. All I received was a tiny thin tan like head of foam. It acted like it somewhere to be so it receded away very fast. It only managed to leave behind a small number of rings along the side.

The aroma was a little bit on the sweet side. Right up front was the lightly toasted caramel malts. After that, this beer smelled like a red wine. That's the Bordeaux barrel aging shining through. This red wine part of the aroma consisted of red grapes, a few black cherries, a plum or two, and some subtle oak in the back. You can tell the barrel aging ruled over the aroma.

It wasn't the lightly toasted caramel malts that kicked off the taste. Instead it was the dark fruits that started things off. Up front was the red grapes, dark cherry, and a drop of plum. The fruits don't stick around for very long. That's when a small taste of toasted malts comes in. When the malts are done, the taste then finishes up with a dash of sweet caramel and a pinch of oak. It was the barrel aging that controlled the aroma, but it was the dark fruits that took over the taste.

This was a medium bodied barrel aged Scotch Ale that had its fair share of carbonation and a faint aftertaste. The aftertaste was both lightly dry and sweet with toasted malts, red grapes, black cherry, and a dash of oak. This aftertaste will not linger. It didn't have enough power to linger.

Silly Rabbit, barrel aging isn't just for Imperial Stouts or Barleywines. Not a bad beer, but this beer is a tad bit expensive. I would have liked more red wine and oak to come out. Would I buy another bottle to age? No, one bottle is fine.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 23:54:23 | More by AltBock
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C2H5

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-09-2013 15:41:17 | More by C2H5
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

04-24-2013 00:46:06 | More by TKEbeerman
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-23-2013 16:18:21 | More by smartassboiler
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-11-2013 06:00:03 | More by beernads
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bashiba

Iowa

3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a dirty orange/amber with a thick off white head. Not much lacing or retention.

The smell was dominated by the fruity wine barrel esters and caramel malts mixing together for a big sweet nose.

The flavor was sweet as well, big sweet scotch ale malts mixing in with a lot of dark fruit flavors, very grapey and just a touch of oak in the finish.

The mouthfeel had nice levels of carbonation with a moderate creamyness.

A fun strange Scotch ale, nothing great but at least it was interesting and unusual.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 16:43:11 | More by bashiba
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adamant1912

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-27-2013 16:54:43 | More by adamant1912
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-27-2013 02:00:17 | More by kjkinsey
Bordeaux Barrel Aged Scotch De Silly from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
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