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Barrel-Aged Silhouette - Lift Bridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 5.45%
Wants: 89
Gots: 36 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: josephwa on 02-11-2013)
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.9/5  rDev -15%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2013 21:21:13 | More by vette2006c5r
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arniepnminne

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -12.9%

04-16-2013 12:37:11 | More by arniepnminne
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dav2080

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -12.9%

02-25-2013 01:54:37 | More by dav2080
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HardWater

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -12.9%

07-08-2013 13:51:08 | More by HardWater
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 02:52:13 | More by maximum12
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deebo

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

02-27-2014 05:05:11 | More by deebo
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-17-2013 01:17:10 | More by Beerontwowheels
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

10-14-2013 02:23:54 | More by SpdKilz
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MykeJ

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-12-2014 14:10:37 | More by MykeJ
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TheKOshow

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

02-18-2013 16:18:58 | More by TheKOshow
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

02-27-2014 05:33:04 | More by HopsMatt
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Ludy

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-20-2014 11:44:17 | More by Ludy
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

02-16-2014 17:25:09 | More by Duff27
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

03-10-2014 03:51:23 | More by facesnorth
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TGanyone

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

03-09-2014 16:17:10 | More by TGanyone
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anteater

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-07-2014 03:39:54 | More by anteater
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-16-2013 22:59:07 | More by xnicknj
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-07-2014 18:45:36 | More by Holland
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IndyDad

New York

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

12-01-2013 15:00:56 | More by IndyDad
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 05:22:23 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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NeedBeerHere

Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 06:49:04 | More by NeedBeerHere
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2%

01-20-2014 18:32:53 | More by roostor07
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -2%

04-06-2014 01:53:08 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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leschkie

California

4.5/5  rDev -2%

07-29-2013 01:10:30 | More by leschkie
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2%

01-19-2014 14:15:01 | More by Bunuelian
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Barrel-Aged Silhouette from Lift Bridge Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.