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

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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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Photo of TMoney2591
2.56/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served in a Sloeber tulip glass.

When this came onto my local's shelf, I was excited: the solid Scotch Silly aged in a port barrel? I'm in. It pours a clear faded garnet seen through a sepia filter topped by a meek finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises wet wood, mild maple syrup, even milder red wine (not port, more like a deep Italian red), a stiff breeze of heather, and a dab of booze in the background. The taste hints at some maple syrup, some dark greens, some flowers, and some caramel, but it unfortunately focuses on the barrel, which comes through as a harsh mass of Rossi port-soaked wood. It's like when a mean-spirited asshole guffaws in your general direction, aiming his terrifying halitosis straight at your nostrils. Only on your tongue. Awful, just plain awful. The body is a lithe medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a slick-ish feel. Overall, this was a waste of port barrels (and cheap, crappy ones, at that) and a waste of Scotch Silly. Boo this noise.

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Photo of Moses_Malone
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Gryphon69
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

$13.99 for a 750 ml bottle. 2013 vintage.

A: deep copper color, thin lacing throughout
S: interesting with winy qualities and some mustiness that resembled a hint of oxidation
T: a nice beer but somewhat one-dimensional, malty, definite port-like qualities with a bit of heat in finish
M: a bit of heat, malty but not cloying
O: decent beer but I was expecting more

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Photo of Stinger80OH
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Found this tonight at Brewer's Haven on Vista for $13ish... A deep amber/red brew poured into my HotD goblet producing a super long lasting 1" dark tan head.... great lacing.

The nose is immensely complex... tons of maltiness with big fruitiness, wood, and vinous notes... not as much caramel maltiness as in most traditional wee heavies, but the barrel presence adds pretty interesting elements.

Oak sawdust combines with fruity port elements much more on the front end of the palate... big and fruity moves into a lite darker maltiness... a bit earthy with warmth and then finishes the same way it begins with tangy fruits and dusty oak.

Body is medium... good carbonation... Honestly could use more body and fewer bubbles IMO.

Decent... I appreciate it, but don't necessarily like it.

3.75/3.5/3.5/3.25/3.5

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Photo of KCBeerNerd
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of tut2528
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of baybum
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of TypsiYpsi
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Dactrius
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of snaotheus
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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Photo of Doshkin
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - nice dark copper amber color, cloudy, and topped with an inch of cream colored head that dwindles to a thin layer after a couple minutes. Looks enticing. A little bit of sticky "wet" lacing left behind where I poured onto the back side of the glass (opposite of where I'm drinking from)

S - little bit of funk seems to be the most prominent smell, some dark fruity undertones and some malty sweetness

T - Rich, complex sweetness with just a touch of twang that hits the the tip of the tongue at first and then comes back to hit the top back of the mouth on the finish. Getting some more bitterness in the aftertaste the further I get through the bottle. Also getting some more of the 9% starting to shine through.

M - medium, creamy, and smooth with a dry finish. The alcohol isn't crazy but it adds a pleasant touch of wamrth

O - really glad my lhbs owner recommended this one. Definitely worth the $12.59 I spent for the 750ml bottle! This is my first beer of the night and I really enjoyed it

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Morey
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jrein0254
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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