Brasserie de Silly Scotch Silly Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy at 8% ABV (€2.50 at de Biertempel Brussels, 330 ml, best before 17-Dec-2016, reviewed 3-Jan-2016)
Appearance: clear medium to deep amber with a short, short-lived light tan head, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: caramel/toffee, dark fruit, leather, woody. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, mild bitter, light tart. (7/10) Palate: medium-full slightly oily body, moderate to low carbonation, short duration sweetish finish. (3/5)
Better than a lot of scotch ales I’ve had – at least it isn’t peaty, and the malt flavour comes through as toffee/caramel but without too much accompanying sweetness. No hop profile to speak of, of course, but there’s generalized mild bitter and just a hint of malt vinegar tartness. (13/20)
My 208th from the 2010 Edition (197th from the 2013 edition), and 219th combining both editions.