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


on tap

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RATINGS: 708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2003
Slight gushing to thick, yellow-brown head. Dark brown beer with deep red shine. Beer has a nose of halogenes (chlorine, iodine, bromine,...), maybe cypress too. Dark malts and alchol. In taste, again some weak flavour of halogene desinfectant and conifer aroma. Some madeirisation and higher alcohols. Sweet underbuild, no bitterness. Higher alcohols seem to show, but only slight warming effect betrays the 8 ABV. Reasonably full-bodied. Quite nice - once one is over the initial halogene aroma in taste and smell. This might be a one-off mistake. But I seem to be missing some bitterness from roasted malts, for this style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3032) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Heavy carbonation, sticky head sits over tea-like body. Aroma is weak and slightly lemony. The flavor is caramel dominant, molassas and a bit of char. Scuppernongs. The sweetness lacks support from other flavors. Seems unbalanced and odd, but not really old or infected. Not so great of a Scotch ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 19, 2003
Bottle. A murkey brown color with a nice creamy brown head. Butterscotch, banana, caramel, dates, and vanilla in the nose. All quite nice and well blended. It might be hard to distinguish this from a rum cake from the aroma. Sweet and creamy with a rich but not overly full body. The dark fruits, bread and spice fill out the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2003
Now THAT'S a scotch ale. Sweetness and complexity partially hides the 8% abv. Light bitterness almost lost behind the tremendous malt character. What an aroma! Dangerously strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2003
This one pours a dark, murky brown color with a small, lingering off-white head. The beer leaves good lacings on the glass. The aroma is malty and spicy with a touch of yeast and smoke. Medium body with soft carbonation, the flavor is full of malts and smoke up front. The finish is malty with a touch of hops and smoke flavors. Very smooth and flavorful with some wonderful smoke hints, this makes a great scottish ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Spicy, corky aroma from the dark red brown liquid. A thin head rings the glass. Fruity, musty, apple hangs in the mouth. Later I tried a 750 ml that lent in coffee and toffee and maybe a bit of chocolate, hey, it’s dandy tastin’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2003
Clear amber coloured beer with a medium light brown head. Strong malty aroma. The alcohol is noticeable but not disturbing. The taste is just malt. Rather neutral finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2003
A very deep and dark red color to this brew. Most impressive name, I could only imagine what it may taste like. I found it to have a very sour cherry flavor, with a hint of hops hiding underneath the pile of cherries. A powerful yeasty smell/borderline dough, with some of the cherry coming through. A very interesting and very cool beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Brown color with a touch of amber. Smaller light tan head. Sweet earthy malt aroma. Sweet flaovor include: caramel, molasses, dark candi and maple syrup. Thins as it warms. Much like a sweet double with some earthy tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2003
I knew this one was going to be funky just by the name. It poured a ruby red color with no head basically and just a nice white clingee foamy head. The aroma is just OVERFLOWING with doughiness, some hops, and maybe some of that 8 percent ABV coming through. The taste was very tarty, metally, and tasted almost leathery. Strange heavy carbonated appearance which made it super soda-like in quality with some hints of fruitiness. Citrus also skips from here to there. Very dry finish with wild carbonation. Im confused...someone guide me...

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