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Silva Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Silva StoutSilva Stout

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

749 Ratings
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Ratings: 749
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 930
Gots: 117 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bourbon barrel aged

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2010)
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Reviews by kevinv:
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kevinv

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to samtallica for tossing this great beer in as an extra in our recent trade!

12oz bottle into my New Belgium globe.

A - Pours a thick and impenetrable black with a dense dark tan 2 finger head. The head fades slowly, leaving some pretty good lacing behind. Great looking beer.

S - Beautiful notes of smooth & slightly sweet bourbon, which seems to be well balanced. The nose also brings aromas of cocoa, oak, dark sweet fruits, and vanilla. Exceptional.

T - The taste is a milky chocolate with an enduring vanilla on the finish. The bourbon is again present and provides a nice warmth. The bourbon is also extremely balanced way - not too overpowering or too subtle, just perfect. Very nice oakiness characters and a light licorice kick on the finish. The alcohol is hidden really well.

M - This is a full bodied beer that is notably smooth and creamy. Low carbonation - perfect for this mouthfeel.

D - Man, what a wonderful beer. I thought the bourbon was very well balanced. The 12oz bottle is a perfect serving size. I wish I had more of these to share.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 02:17:06 | More by kevinv
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Silva Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 749 ratings.