Silva Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.21/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Black. Opaque, even when held directly in front of the light. Nice brownish head, good retention with minimal lace.
S: Coffee, light bourbon, light booziness, very subtle smells. Vanilla as it warms.
T: Chocolate, burnt bitterness with a touch of sweetness on the tail. Tobacco. The bourbon characteristics are very faint, they really add to the beer instead of overpowering it. Definitely not a barrel bomb. Taste improved as temperature increased, all of the elements worked well together with no one in particular standing out or dominating the palate.
M: Thin. Not in a bad way, more in a distinct way that makes it stand out in the category. The 10.1% abv is barely detectable in the mouth.
O: Great beer to sip on and enjoy over an extended period. High marks. Very smooth, and a lot different than the "in your face" BA beers I'm used to. Was hoping to sit on this 12/13/12 bottle for a year, but thankfully I have another one in the closet to revisit in December.
*First Beer Advocate Review*
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2013 05:41:47 | More by pourmeanothr
3.9/5 rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours aggressively black with a 1" mocha head with good retention. No lacing, but lots of legs
S: Bourbon, coffee, vanilla. Toast and mild gingerbread.
T: Presents a surprising amount of roast initially, with the bourbon & barrel notes taking a distinct second. Buttery toffee, finishing more caramel. Starts to develop a little sourness and bitter coffee with a mild alcohol bite as it warms from cellar to room temperature.
M: medium body and carbonation on the tongue, but finishes thick with a long linger.
O: Good, but short of outstanding.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2013 03:31:43 | More by kscaldef
Silva Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.