Port Barrel Aged Scotch De Silly | Brasserie de Silly S.A.

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80 Ratings
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Port Barrel Aged Scotch De SillyPort Barrel Aged Scotch De Silly
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Silly S.A.
Belgium
silly-beer.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 11-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
9.79%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
For Trade:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottle in late 2015. Had it once about 8 months ago and thought it good. This time around either I got a better cared-for bottle or by some coincidence what I ate/drank earlier and this beer just AGREE. Excellent translucent copper color, decent lacing, pronounced port smell (boozy, vinous, sweet grape aroma on top of the basically malty beer). Taste follows, and frankly, it's like a delicious 9% red wine that happens to be mostly made from barley. Exceedingly drinkable and smooth feel, but definitely not too thin, finishing dry with just enough hops to remind you it's beer in your glass. I'd wish I'd saved it longer if I didn't enjoy drinking it so much right now. If that makes sense. Right now, I'm liking this more than I remember liking this year's bourbon-aged version on its first go...

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3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2015-02-13
750ml corked caged bottle poured into a pair of snifters. Apparently there was a date or a code on the top of the cage, but it mostly rubbed off.

Pours cloudy brown with a small head and little carbonation. Smell is yeasty, chalky, belgiany, a little smokey (but not very). Some dark fruit.

Taste is very Belgian with a definite grape juice hint. Tasty, but not terribly exciting. I'd like more of that smoke, less of the grape juice.

Mouthfeel is very light and airy. Surprisingly dry. Overall, not bad, but not great.

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3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.41/5  rDev +13.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

The port side brings a good sour taste. Red grapes, hint of oak and Brown sugar

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Port Barrel Aged Scotch De Silly from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
3.88 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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