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Scotch Silly Barrel Aged 2013 (Port)

Brewed by Brasserie de Silly
Style: Scotch Ale
Silly, Belgium
Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Scottish Style Ale Aged In Port Wine Barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 14, 2016
nice mix of rich dark malt and strong dark port wine. Almost great - just a hint of astringency from the barrels prevents me from giving this a 4+. Still good, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Akiro (49) - ITALY - AUG 9, 2015
Degustata in bottiglia da 75 centilitri. Color caramello schiuma persistente con piccole bollicine. Si nota subito la nota liquorosa dovuta alla fermentazione in botti di Porto. Nonostante i 9 gradi si beve facilmente. Buon corpo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (1281) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Le vieillissement en barrique de porto apporte une touche acidulée/sucrée très intéressante. S’en suit des saveurs de raisins rouges et de cassonade, le tout enveloppé d’un subtil goût de chêne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mysticbrew (117) - - DEC 20, 2014
Although I really like the Scotch Silly and the aged in Cognac Barrels, this is an odd blend of flavors. The port wine comes through as a cheap table red and turns the beer toward a sour. Not a hateful flavor by any means, but not what you'd expect from the rich chocolate of a port wine and the full body of a Scotch ale. Worth a try, but beware expectations .... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
Dark brown with a full beige to head. Nose:grainy, vanilla, alcohol perfume, hints of sweet malts. Taste:vanilla, wood, oak, wine liqueur, ripe grapes. Bitter with a sourish touch, spicy. Good carbonation for a stout. Good balance, well made BA finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (524) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle (750ml $17) dark red with off white head. Medium plus carbonation. A little sweet and a little sour. Hade so e similarities to some Belgian triples. Somewhat wine like with less than medium body. Not typical scotch ale, but nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2014
Bouteille 75cl, courtesy of Tderoeck. Partagée avec Tomaz. De couleur acajou, col épais crémeux et blanc-cassé. Arôme fruité noir gardant la même base que la scotch avec un bon bouquet du Porto qui apporte ce côté vineux, pointe de barrique et boisé en rétro. Palais garde ce profil malté pâle, caramel, pointe de choco voire grillé? Barrique se présente bien avec une pointe boisée et un savoureux côté Porto qui est en balance. Petite pointe fruité noire rappelant la figue et la date. Amertume arrive en fin de bouche pour un houblonné noble et un petit côté amer boisé ponctué par une fine note de vanille. De loin la meilleure version, et avec ce produit on peut s’interroger sur le pourquoi de Silly de ne pas sortir des bières plus intéressantes, même en édition limitée, que leur gamme habituelle. Dommage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2014
I remember talking to the Silly people (no pun intended!) at the Horecabeurs of Ghent a couple of years ago and recommending them to honour some of their recipes by making luxury, large bottle versions of them - and I like to flatter myself by thinking I may have contributed to the birth of this one as a result. Anyway, all vanity aside, this beer shows a yellowish beige, stable head over a dark bronze hue with certain haziness. The nose gets lots of dark and candied fruits, caramel, liquorice, some spicy yeastiness, vanilla-like oak tannins, some coffee and port wine. Bitter sweet taste, candied fruits, caramelly malt base, port wine accent and dry, woody finish with gentle roasted bitterness. Apparently this is only the second version, but I have yet to try the Bordeaux barrel aged edition. In any case: wonderful winter warmer, I’m already a fan of the regular version, but this is surely an improvement of it. Love it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1777) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014
A nice, different scotch ale. Pours a beautiful deep red with a white head. Smells of wine and port with some cherries. Taste starts with a lot of wine, followed by a hint of bourbon, and a slightly tart cherry that lingers in the aftertaste. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14690) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at PIB, pours a dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out lots of caramel malt upfront, with a subtle touch of port barrels. Flavour is full-bodied bringing out some slightly tart dark fruits, a little toffee, and some tart port wine. The tartest of the Scotch de Silly beers. Drinkable, but not the most elegant.

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