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


on tap

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RATINGS: 718   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Muddy orange brown color with a variegated foamy head. First smell barrages the olafactory senses with a earthy butteriness and allusions of toffee. Very faint aroma of peat smoked malt. I just can’t get past the buttery texture. Every time this brew touches my tongue my grey matter says ’butter’. Certain toffee malt flavors yield a touch of terrestrial smoky flavors. Full mouth feel, yet very soft and smooth. Fruit flavors peeking through as this warms. Scant bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2002
Russet hued with a foamy light tan head. Flecks of carbonation. Soapy aroma, when swirled reveals peat and caramel notes. Fluffy, airy body with a tangy sweet peated malt base and lingering smoked caramel aftertaste. Medium body. Moderate caramel sweetness, though not sticky. Peated malts are dim and appear initially but fade rather quickly. Soapy aroma never subsides. Finishes fluffy still with a cottony, Belgian yeast flair and lessened malt flavor. OK but...I’ll look to Scotland instead.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Huge head atop an autumn orange..faint aroma of carmel...sweet bready & malty..very sweet indeed..almost way too much...cloyingness..bready aftertaste..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2002
slight licorice nose, chewy, nutty flavor. Nice drinkable beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Reddish brown color, frothy foam that doesn’t look particularly strong and almost disappears within a couple of minutes. Strong malty aroma, fruity, with a little pepper spice. Strong fruity flavors, almost sherry-like, stays sweet throughout. Moderate hop bitterness and some peppery spice in the aftertaste. Surprisingly only medium bodied, making this a pretty easy drinker for 8%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2002
Cloudy brown color, with one of the longest lasting heads I’ve ever seen. Flowery scent. The first thing that strikes me about the taste is how sweet it is. Wow...this is complex. Chocolate, caramel, bread, berries, they’re all in there. Finishes as sweet as it starts. What a beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2002
Looks, smells, and tastes like a Belgian interpretation of a Scotch ale - which is exactly what it is, so that’s good. Sweet, malty and earthy aroma. The flavor is similar, with some Belgian-type fruity esters and a mild hoppiness in the finish. Definitely a good beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Panzuriel (1312) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Overpowering Metallic taste ruined my bottle of Scotch silly. It was an intriguing scottish ale from Belgium. Good appearance and decent texture but aroma and taste were ruined.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2002
Cloudy deep amber to almost brown, the head is frohty, substantial, beige in color, the lace is in sheets. Nose is malt, molasses tones, sweet, a bit earthy or more to the point rye bread like. Front is malt, the top is light, finish is quite acidic, dry, lightly hopped, somewhat sour and the robustness stays till the finish. A belly warmer, and I think a must try for ’Strong Beer’ lovers. Ranks a respectable #290 on my current 1000 beer master list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davhgbrew (942) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2002
Very dark fruity flavors with a full bodied palate. Malty with a sweet nose in the finish. Drinkable tasty brew, supposedly brewed with whiskey...I don’t know about that, I just tasted regular malts.

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