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Barrel-Aged Silhouette - Lift Bridge Brewery

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199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 6.33%
Wants: 227
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 199 | Reviews: 19
Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bit thin. A bit harsh.

Photo of Jpepe08
3.5/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.8/5  rDev -17%

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.8/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml from a trade last year.

Flavors are nice but rather muted, bourbon is present but not calm, notes of vanilla, and a metric shit ton of oak on the finish. Abrupt and dry on the end and so tannic that the flavors are swallowed up quickly and abruptly shown the down like unwelcomed house guests.

Huh.. I wanted to like this more but the barrel just didn't help this beer all that much and the finish is distracting.

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.87/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

Photo of arniepnminne
4/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of dav2080
4/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of HardWater
4/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.05/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

Photo of maximum12
4.12/5  rDev -10%
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.

Photo of Drift
4.14/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madtowndmb1
4.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Barry for opening this want of mine. A really nice beer, a little woody on the back end and a little thin, but very enjoyable!

Photo of Nichols33
4.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
4.18/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of masterofsparks
4.21/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deebo
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of MNMike
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Beerontwowheels
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of SpdKilz
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Jlabs
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of MykeJ
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TheKOshow
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of HopsMatt
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

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Barrel-Aged Silhouette from Lift Bridge Brewery
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