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Barrel-Aged Silhouette - Lift Bridge Brewery

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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 5.65%
Wants: 107
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: josephwa on 02-11-2013)
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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.9/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Barrel-Aged Silhouette pours a dark black color, with a very small tan head. The aroma was a bit weak, but had hints of a scotch like kick. The taste has a boozy scotch like kick, with hints of a sourness to it. Good blending of flavors. Overall a very nice aged imperial stout.

vette2006c5r, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of arniepnminne
4/5  rDev -13%

arniepnminne, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of dav2080
4/5  rDev -13%

dav2080, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of HardWater
4/5  rDev -13%

HardWater, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of maximum12
4.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to TheDudeRules, who parted with a bottle from the Silhouette release for my sorry little fridge. Big 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Pour is black. Some carbonation. How the hell do you describe one more imperial stout? Whatever. It's dark. Nose is a one-two Aragorn punch of chocolate & barrel, I've smelled worse things. Lovely.

Barrel-Aged Silhouette is a heavy on the barrel & deep on the malts. Huge bourbon notes, & doesn't limit itself to a quick alcohol baseball bat to the liver, but lingers in the back of the throat like a two-song lap dance. Lovely chocolate, sweet malts, hint of birch sap. Thick, thicker, thickest, lovely mouthfeel. And too bloody easy to drink.

This might not reach the heights of truly elite barrel-aged stouts, but it's an excellent beer by a local brewery. Lovely.

maximum12, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of deebo
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

deebo, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Beerontwowheels, Apr 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

SpdKilz, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Kurmaraja, Yesterday at 04:43 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

MykeJ, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

TheKOshow, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

HopsMatt, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Ludy
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Ludy, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Duff27, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of facesnorth
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

facesnorth, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

TGanyone, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

anteater, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

xnicknj, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Holland
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Holland, May 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

IndyDad, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

KAF, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.34/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

thanks to will1256 for this beer!

750ml bottles with pressure cap and fancy synthetic plastic wrap covering the pressure cap.

Vintage 2014. bottle #204.

poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: dark and opaque black bodied beer with a thin cap of medium tan colored head. Head drops down to a thin ring around the glass.

Smell: bourbon forward and very oaky; yet well integrated with the rest of the smells coming from this beer. Bakers cocoa, vanilla, molasses. Light roasty malts and slight smokiness.

Taste: Just like the nose this beer has lots of bourbon and oak notes, but they are more flavorful and not overbearing. Molassess and leather; bourbon soaked dark fruits. Bakers cocoa and vanilla. Layers of flavors and well integrated barrel aged stout.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Vicious, mouthcoating, and chewy during the first half of drinking this beer. It seems to thin out and become slightly watery on the last half of my pour. Smooth with a mild boozy kick.

Overall: This beer reminds me alot of 2009/2010 BCBS with a year of time in the cellar. It is a great effort by Liftbridge. They really did a great job barrel aging this beer. it shows some serious finesse.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
4.4/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Stevedore, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of NeedBeerHere
4.46/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out dark as night with a small half-finger dark brown head with little retention. Smell is really nice chocolate and lots of it, some dark malts, but really this smells like a chocolate bomb with no booze which is interesting for a BA beer. Taste is lot's of chocolate, a little dark malts, a hint of booze but just a really nice tasting beer. Mouthfeel is really thick. Overall this is an amazing beer that I can't believe went under my radar for such a long time. Really tastes closer to BCBS than any beer I have had in a long time and that it saying a lot because BCBS is one of my top 5 beers.

NeedBeerHere, Jan 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

roostor07, Jan 20, 2014
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Barrel-Aged Silhouette from Lift Bridge Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.