Barrel-Aged Silhouette - Lift Bridge Brewery
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4.1/5 rDev -10.7%
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.
04-06-2013 02:52:13 | More by maximum12
4.34/5 rDev -5.4%
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.
03-04-2014 05:22:23 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.64/5 rDev +1.1%
10 oz on tap @ red cow
A- pours black as night with a khaki/black cherry head clinging lacing as you drink this
S-bourbon wood vanilla chocolate vanilla and leather
T- is perfect blend of the smells above the roasted malts blend beautifully with bourbon and chocolate a bit of wood and smoke on the finish
M-creamy and smooth perfect carbonation
T-this is a top tier BA stout with the bourbon complimenting the brew smooth and silky delicious
06-28-2014 16:19:36 | More by gatornation
4.4/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
07-27-2014 22:27:19 | More by Stevedore
4.91/5 rDev +7%
A - thick mocha colored foamy head, good lacing.
S - bourbon, chocolate, sweetness, molasses.
T - bourbon and chocolaty goodness! The sweetness to this is well balanced and lovely.
M - well carbonated, very little burn to my palette.
O - very pleased with this beer overall. Absolutely loved it. A very high class brew!
02-11-2013 22:11:56 | More by josephwa
Barrel-Aged Silhouette from Lift Bridge Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.