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


on tap


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Scottish Style Ale Aged In Port Wine Barrels

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Found this tonight at Brewers 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 dont necessarily like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (2171) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2016
This worked. Great aroma and flavors of bread, burnt sugar, red wine and alcohol. Smooth and dry palate. Nice color.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11487) - 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 (73) - 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 (1544) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Le vieillissement en barrique de porto apporte une touche acidule/sucre trs intressante. Sen suit des saveurs de raisins rouges et de cassonade, le tout envelopp dun subtil got de chne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mysticbrew (118) - - 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 (581) - 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 (9912) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2014
Bouteille 75cl, courtesy of Tderoeck. Partage avec Tomaz. De couleur acajou, col pais crmeux et blanc-cass. Arme fruit noir gardant la mme base que la scotch avec un bon bouquet du Porto qui apporte ce ct vineux, pointe de barrique et bois en rtro. Palais garde ce profil malt ple, caramel, pointe de choco voire grill? Barrique se prsente bien avec une pointe boise et un savoureux ct Porto qui est en balance. Petite pointe fruit noire rappelant la figue et la date. Amertume arrive en fin de bouche pour un houblonn noble et un petit ct amer bois ponctu par une fine note de vanille. De loin la meilleure version, et avec ce produit on peut sinterroger sur le pourquoi de Silly de ne pas sortir des bires plus intressantes, mme en dition limite, que leur gamme habituelle. Dommage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (5112) - 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, Im 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 (1937) - 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.

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