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


on tap

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RATINGS: 803   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2434) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2006
From the bottle.

Pours a cloudy dark brown, like thick unfiltered apple cider, with an abundant off-white head.

The aroma is full and luxurious and enticing, caramel and golden raisins, warm sweet malts and a hint of alcohol.

The first sip is surprising in how sweet, chewy, and alcohol-heavy the beer is; this one tastes every bit of its 8 percent and then some. The flavor is sweet and richly malty, with dried plums, a hint of vanilla, a touch of spice, and a pleasant peat and woodiness in the alcohol burn that fades to a woody finish. The carbonation is relatively aggresive but not unpleasant.

The beer is nice, certainly well-crafted, but for me the whole is somewhat less than the sum of the quite impressive parts. While Im enjoying drinking this one, and while Id enjoy revisiting it, this isnt an outright standout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5814) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Pours a deep, hazy brown -- almost like unfiltered cider. Sweet alcohol/fruit and caramel malt notes. Does not taste like it smells -- almost metallic at first. But the taste turns to have almost home-made apple cider notes. Fizzy. First impression was negative, but this grew on me -- not sure Id have another, but glad I tried it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
Red copper ale with a thick off white head. Sweet lactic aroma with horsblanket notes. In mouth, burned or caramleized maple syrup with notes of crustacean shell water. Lighter bodied yet pleasing. An excentric scotch ale. Tasted 28/01/05 at Institut Scotch Ale tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2220) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 5, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottled. Bulky head, clearly hazelnut color, much persistent and creamy. Dark brown color; elegant and intense. Rich and flowery scent with alcoholic and much persistent smooth notes. Honey, sweet malt and caramel fragrancy. Determined and pungent taste, much fresh and full bodied. Extremely sweet and alcoholic, much complex with also apple and fruit juice rumors. Unusual and agreeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (11824) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2005
Rich smelling, rich looking chestnut. The taste is rather average or a tad below for a scotch. Perhaps above average for this brewery. Taste a bit metallic, more carmel and malt than scotch taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (7583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
Bottle. Pours a dark cloudy prune colour with a large somewhat-lasting frothy off-white head -- looks great. Very sweet aroma of fruit, malt and brown sugar. Flavour -- whoa! -- thats not very good, theres something quite unpleasant in the aftertaste. Its somewhat metallic. What a letdown after the decent aroma, I had to dump some of it away. Very dissapointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (7358) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2005
Chestnut colouring, low tanned head. Light roasty, fruit and herbal aroma. Fruity, spongy, a little roast. Solid mouthfeel, sparkly. Sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pfr (121) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
33 cl - Bottel Color - Amber Head - white Aroma - Fruit, Caramel Flavor - Malt, caramel, Fruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Deep amber body with mild visible carbonation, very fine particles, and a thick, foamy off-white head. Sweet, worty aroma with notes of molasses, hot caramel, cherry, and some prominent yeast character including bubble gum. Somewhat oxidized flavor and drier than expected. Has a woody, syrupy quality to it. Palate is somewhat lifeless. Not really to my liking, but Ill have to re-rate this one in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6212) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy amber color ale with a super huge foamy head with excellent retention. Aroma of peaty malt with sweet caramel malt. Taste is quite rich with strong syrupy malt, caramel malts, figs dry raisins and nice subtle funky touch from the yeast. Body is definitely above average with a syrup-like body and alcohol is well hidden.

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