Okay, so they got me. I ordered this beer for the name alone. I am not a huge fan of Scotch ales to begin with, only liking a few. So, it wasn’t necessarily their fault, but my own for choosing this beer. And to be honest, it wasn’t terrible. But it certainly didn’t make me giggle or laugh in any way, which was disappointing.
In my opinion, many scotch ales simply taste like scotch ales. I can describe their flavors with the following terms: burned sugar, toffee, sweet, boozy. Scotch Silly is just the same. There was nothing overly unique about this beer. I liked it just about as much as I like all other scotch ales, except for Founders Backwoods Bastard, which I could drink for dessert. That being said, if you enjoy scotch ales, you will probably enjoy this one. The flavor of burned sugar and sweetness comes way late, but it lingers in that really good way that sugar tends to do.