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Silhouette (Unbarreled) - Lift Bridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

69 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 7.3%
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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flexabull

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-15-2013 17:08:46 | More by flexabull
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-04-2014 03:21:12 | More by DaftPatrick
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +10.3%

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours midnight black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of tan head that quickly fades into a thin patch. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A rich, roasty, chocolate malt forward stout aroma. Dark roasted malts with good hints of cocoa chocolate, coffee, burnt caramel, biscuit, toffee, yeast, cream, and nuts. Some hints of smoked malt and a noticeable presence of anise spicing. Also some sweet molasses. Subtle hints of dark raisin, prune, fig, and cherry. Light hints of earthy hops in the background. A pretty nice creamy dark aroma.

Taste: Follows the nose well, a rich sweet and dark roasty tasting stout. Dark roasted malts with a big taste of chocolate, cream, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, yeast, and nuts. Good notes of sweet molasses and anise licorice spice. A fair amount of smoke is present. Undertones of dark fruit with notes of raisin, prune, dark cherry, and fig. Some earthy hops come through towards the finish. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the heavier side of medium with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy, rich, and somewhat slick. Alcohol heat is masked pretty well.

Overall: A very solid imperial stout. Good rich chocolate flavors with a nice creamy smoothness.

03-02-2013 07:15:59 | More by MattyG85
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roostor07

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-25-2013 23:13:23 | More by roostor07
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Oboogie

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-03-2013 23:47:17 | More by Oboogie
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.6/5  rDev -9.3%

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 22oz bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours pitch black with a 1 finger fine mocha head with moderate to poor retention. Lacing is stringy and sparse with good cling. Decent.

Nose is logan, plum, prunes, roasted malt, vanilla and some chocolate. Nicely aromatic but the dark fruit combination doesn't quite work here. Not bad... just not good. There's just something odd about the taste here that I can't quite put my finger on.

Opens prunes and plum with some medicinal overtones and logan. Chocolate and roast in the middle. Fudge and vanilla to smooth out the experience. Finishes roasted malt and cocoa nibs.Aftertaste of chocolate and molasses sweetness. Again, not bad, but there's something weird going on here that I can't quite appreciate.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Silky and smooth in the mouth and goes down warm and caressing. Really drinkable given the high ABV. Finishes accented with a mellow, lingering accent. Pretty impressive.

This beer is not bad by any means but there's a certain flavor that's out of place in the nose and flavor that just doesn't work. Body is incredible though so its still worth trying.

08-03-2013 03:01:01 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-14-2013 14:15:12 | More by Bunuelian
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morimech

Minnesota

4.09/5  rDev +3%

Dark black but not nearly as viscous as some other big stouts. Attractive head forms and has excellent retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, prunes, smoke, and earth. Complex aroma but not really assertive. Alcohol is not detected in the aroma.

Flavor is heavy in roasted malt and chocolate. Even with a little age this beer is still plenty hot and boozy. I do not think they added coffee to this beer, but if they did it has faded away. Hints of licorice, molasses, and smoke in the finish. Good imperial stout flavor but just a little too hot.

Thick and creamy body. Just want I want in an imperial stout.

A worthy imperial stout. Maybe another year or two of age will make this outstanding.

07-28-2013 00:00:55 | More by morimech
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ddavison

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-02-2014 02:03:51 | More by ddavison
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dav2080

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-17-2013 10:58:53 | More by dav2080
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.09/5  rDev +3%

I'm surprised to see Lift Bridge do a straight-up imperial stout. Must have taken some serious self-restraint.

Really a sexy looking stout. Pitch black with a creamy layer of perfect khaki carb and massive, cloudy beading beneath it. Alcohol legs ta boot.

Big dark roast, smooth integrated coffee, chocolate and biscuit... nice.

Chalky charred malt flavors, milk chocolate, fig/date/prune, not terribly dynamic but tasty nonetheless.

05-13-2013 01:13:35 | More by yamar68
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-06-2013 04:23:43 | More by bigbeers84
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-19-2013 04:03:32 | More by FreshmanPour77
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-09-2013 22:12:20 | More by MN_Beerticker
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-12-2013 14:45:31 | More by ShanePB
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-29-2013 17:11:22 | More by CCutch
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-25-2014 04:36:37 | More by jakea
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GeePee

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-20-2013 03:25:57 | More by GeePee
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-23-2014 19:22:25 | More by Jeffrey2310
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +4%

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an unbranded short stemmed tulip/snifter

Pours pitch black capped by a darker khaki two finger head. Robust roasted malt and grain, bakers chocolate, and light notes of alcohol. Dark chocolate, plump chewy prunes and raisins, anise, and sticky dried black cherries. Fairly assertive bittering hops on the finish combined with light espresso notes, more roasted grain and malt, and slightly bitter cocoa powder. Full bodied, chewy, silky, syrupy on the edges. Low carbonation. A very solid robust RIS. The bottle recommends drinking this brew at 55-60 degrees. I pulled this bottle out of my cellar which is kept at a constant 50-55 degrees and it certainly improved as it warmed. Definitely drink this brew at the higher end of cellar temperature or slightly warmer.

03-21-2013 03:54:02 | More by chanokokoro
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TheKOshow

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-01-2013 02:42:11 | More by TheKOshow
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -24.4%

06-15-2014 03:28:26 | More by nmann08
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +8.1%

Dark black brown opaque with a brief mocha brown cap of foam. No lace. Smell is generally faint though has chocolate, roast malt and dark fruit. Taste is quite nice. Rich dark chocolate, French roast coffee, dried plums, black strap molasses, nice char roasted malt paired against a burst of hop keeps this one lively, wet and non-cloying. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with adequate carbonation. Finish is medium dark chocolate, coffeebean, and not sweet. Another very nice effort from Lift Bridge. That's two in a row from them that have impressed me. Hop Dish and Silhouette from what I've formerly considered a mediocre brewery.

03-29-2013 02:57:17 | More by JackieTH
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-03-2014 00:31:19 | More by Sarge3130
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joh02034

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-12-2014 01:25:48 | More by joh02034
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Silhouette (Unbarreled) from Lift Bridge Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.