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

bottled
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RATINGS: 708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It offers a finely wooded nose hinting at hazelnut, and is therefore distinct from traditional British scotches. It has a more rounded taste letting a discreetly full-bodied bitterness come to the fore, and will naturally seduce you.
Ingredients: Water, pale ale malt, caramel malt, aromatic malt, sugar, yeast, Kent hop, hallertau hop.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (1971) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Sweet dried fruit mixed with smoke, peat and a little wooden barrel taste. Pours cola crown with immediate abundant foamy head. Smooth despite the high ABV. A sipper, but very pleasant.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (592) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
Visual: Pours translucent cola brown, smallish dissipating head, thin ringed retention, lots of steady streams, the last few drops from the bottle are cloudy. Nose: caramel malts, molasses (5/10-pungency) Attack: intense caramel, creamy mouthfeel Mid-palate: sustained creaminess, caramel-(9/10)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel malts, brown sugar, mild roast Finish: sustained sweetness, alcoholic hit + astringency, malty bittersweet heavy finish. Summary: The first half is full-bodied and decent. The latter half becomes overly sweet and leaves astringent bitterness similar to if you licked the peel of a pomelo fruit (Chinese grapefruit). Itís above average, but not breaking the 3/5 barrier.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (403) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 14, 2014
Pours a dark ruby (or light brown) color with an average slightly tan head. The aroma is a combination of some roasty smell, some dusty aroma and slight nuts. Also a slight alcohol smell (scotch!). The taste is not really strong nor is too weak. It starts with a slight caramel and roasted coffee taste. Itís pretty bitter and quite strong, although still quite easy to drink. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanCrusher (596) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle 0,33L. Dark, ruby-brown clear colour with small light brown, creamy head. Strong aroma of dark coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel and brown sugar. Fully, rich mouthfeel, bitter-sweet in the begining of the sip, than turns into moderate bitter with strong chocolate note. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and medium alcohol finish. Most caramely beer, Iíve ever had.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (267) - - JAN 31, 2014
Drank with Masum in Kandinsky. Sweet beer. Indeed hints of scotch. Tastes a bit like a barrel aged beer. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
authenticmead (59) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Very nice and refreshing take on a Scotch ale. Love the wine-like vinous nature of this port barrel offering!

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Deu (679) - Nantes, FRANCE - DEC 27, 2013
On tap. Pours muddy amber with very little head. Distant aroma of brown sugar and some dark fruits. Taste is sweet sugary little boozy. Medium bodied mouthfeel with a nice carbonation tingle. Not very clean. N

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (150) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Tastes like the Belgian wheaty / floral twist on a Scotch Ale. Nice bitterness on the end but I found the slight perfume notes a bit too much for my liking. Definitely a style worth trying though.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Molasses, treacle nose. Cloudy brown, medium yellow head. Sweet horehound flavor that fades to a wisp of buttery smoke. Toffee-like treacle note at midpalate. Distinctive and probably pairs well with shortbread or Philadelphia butter cake. Absolutely delicious.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3022) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Serving: 330 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy reddish color with a large off white head. Malty nose with a hint of dried fruit. Caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruit flavor. Rather sweet from start to finish.


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