Barrel-Aged Silhouette - Lift Bridge Brewery

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Reviews: 19
Hads: 244
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 2.22%
Wants: 268
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: josephwa on 02-11-2013

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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 244
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle of the 2014 vintage. Poured into a Cigar City snifter 7/27/2014.

A- Dark, pitch black body with a half finger tan head. Short retention time, filmy and slick. Looks oily.

S- Lots of bourbon and oak, along with cocoa, vanilla and slight roast malts and smokiness. Nice smelling beer, very bourbon forward.

F- Bourbon, oak, dark fruits, molasses, cocoa, vanilla. Lots of stuff going on here. Nicely done.

M- Medium body, a bit chewy and viscous. It is a fair bit boozy, but not enough to deter me from continuing to drink the pour.

O- Quite a bit like BCBS, just a bit thinner. Lots of that bourbon, oak, vanilla that BCBS is noted for. Pretty good stuff. (671 characters)

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4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of MattyG85
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the brewery’s taproom. Served in a sniffer.

Appearance: Color is jet black. Moderate amount of bubbles and about one finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A rich, roasty, and nicely boozy dark malt driven aroma with big hints of chocolate, bourbon, and coffee. Upfront dark roasted barley malt with big hints of dark chocolate, coffee, burnt toast, biscuit, caramel, smoke, and yeast. Big barrel presence with good hints of bourbon whiskey, vanilla, oak, and wood. Sweet hints of molasses. Subtle dark fruit hints of raisin and cherry. Light hints of earthy hops in the background. A really good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very rich, roasty, and whiskey infused taste with big notes of chocolate, bourbon, and coffee. Dark roasted barley malt with a big upfront taste of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, toasted bread, biscuit, smoke, caramel, and yeast. Strong barrel presence with big notes of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and wood. Sweet taste of molasses. Dark fruit undertones of cherry, prune, and raisin. Some hop bitterness comes towards the finish. A really nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Rich, creamy, and fairly chewy. Alcohol heat is hidden well.

Overall: A really great Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Great blend of dark malt and barrel flavors with a balanced sweetness. This is up there with the best Stouts. (1,441 characters)

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4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Dark black. Medium khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Nice vanilla. Fudgy chocolate. Very woody.

Taste - Bourbon. Dark bitter chocolate. Very woody. Vanilla is strong in finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and kinda boozy.

Overall - Very woody. Very boozy. Very good but lacks a wow factor. (351 characters)

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4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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Barrel-Aged Silhouette from Lift Bridge Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.