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Silhouette (Unbarreled) - Lift Bridge Brewery

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very good

72 Ratings
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 72
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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: MattyG85 on 03-02-2013)
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5/5  rDev +25%

4four4, Sep 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25%

Lifeofbrian, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

elroacho, Aug 26, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +2.8%

Received in a trade, 2014 edition.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice dark brown nearly black hue with a one finger mocha head that faded to leave a nice thick creamy blanket and light side lacing.

S - Aromas of roasted malts, bakers chocolate, powdered chocolate, some very light anise. Slight fudgy qualities too.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Loads of dark malt and roast, almost some char. Light coffee, almost mocha like, nice chocolate both dark and bakers, soft molasses and touches of anise, faint marshmallow. Nothing negative here, pretty straightforward RIS.

M - Mouthfeel is nice and creamy, lighter carbonation. Velvet like, alcohol hidden completely. Nice.

O - Overall, a solid Russian Imperial Stout offering. While nothing out of the ordinary it is balanced nicely and drinks rather easily.

rudzud, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Sarge3130, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

KAF, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Norseman, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25%

nmann08, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Minnesota_beer_guy, Jun 01, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +3.5%

Fairly bland and generic styling. Nothing stands out.

Lots of marshmallow and chocolate.

Not overly anything; very balanced and smooth. Slight english influence. Carbonation is fluid, even, and forward. Sweetness is medium, milky, and crisp. Flavors are bright, sharp, milk chocolate, toffee, and dense molasses.

This is a solid brew!!! I would love to find a trading partner for the Barrel Aged version.

chugalug06, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

jakea, May 25, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -10.3%

A-Pours extremely close to black. Minimal light retention. Dark brown head rises and grows with a swirl or two. Light lacing.

S-Roasty with noticeable anise and/or black licorice. Some chocolate as well. Not super enamored with the aroma.

T-Flavor also isn't jiving with me all that much. It actually tastes like Fernet to me. More anise than I enjoy. It's got an herbal, cocktail bitter flavor to it. There is also a lot of roastiness, coffee and bitter dark chocolate.

M-Not viscous but the body is relatively full. Noticeable alcohol heat. Bitter finish. Medium carbonation.

O-I'm not really big into anise or black licorice flavors. I did think it was neat that the beer had Fernet-like flavors.

VelvetExtract, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Zuidman, May 09, 2014
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3.49/5  rDev -12.8%

Thanks to acropora for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

2014 vintage. Bottle number 1450.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a noticeable hop presence in the taste that I wasn't expecting for the style.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

trxxpaxxs, Apr 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Jeffrey2310, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

DaftPatrick, Mar 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

seangibbs60, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

zekeman17, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Herky21, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

ddavison, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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Silhouette (Unbarreled) from Lift Bridge Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.