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Silva Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

760 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 760
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 933
Gots: 116 | 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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MrDave

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-23-2013 18:49:09 | More by MrDave
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mhksuccess

California

4.71/5  rDev +7%

pour from a bottle into a bruery snifter
has a dark pour almost no head little lacing not much
smell is chocolate and slight bourbon
taste is smooth nice chocolate tones and not much heat on the back end
very enjoyable and easy drinking for a 10% abv
could drink this on a regular basis probably my favorite
offering that I have had from Greenflash

07-22-2013 14:49:03 | More by mhksuccess
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

07-14-2013 17:08:18 | More by Retail1LO
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ystazi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-14-2013 01:40:28 | More by ystazi
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LincolnHawk

Djibouti

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-11-2013 15:54:02 | More by LincolnHawk
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.1%

Pour is black with dark caramel colored head. Nose is bourbon and strong wood, lightly chalky with a chocolate cake batter behind and notes of caramel. Taste is woody and some bourbon, less of the cake batter, more along the dry bakers chocolate line, still a touch chalky, full body, well carbonated, and semi dry finish.

07-11-2013 15:51:44 | More by cpetrone84
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drbenzo

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-11-2013 08:30:10 | More by drbenzo
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buffs9

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-10-2013 19:58:13 | More by buffs9
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8%

07-08-2013 01:53:59 | More by atoulouk
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NurseBri

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-06-2013 06:48:38 | More by NurseBri
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erikkoppin

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-05-2013 20:20:42 | More by erikkoppin
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N17shelfside

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

Overall good bourbon ages stout. With a stern pour easy to get a nice tan head that dissipates quickly. Color is jet black that eats up all light. Bourbon is not overbearing at first, but builds the longer it sits on the palate. All of the expected bourbony notes come through as the beer sits. The first hit is sweet vanilla that melds into roasty chocolate bitterness. Maybe a bit of coconut.

07-03-2013 06:04:17 | More by N17shelfside
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-02-2013 03:24:05 | More by swetsastonic
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-01-2013 13:47:14 | More by Holmes698
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-30-2013 00:06:52 | More by Morey
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KyleMA

California

4.75/5  rDev +8%

06-29-2013 22:40:34 | More by KyleMA
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leschkie

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

06-29-2013 15:23:03 | More by leschkie
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JitsuBrew

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-27-2013 18:41:41 | More by JitsuBrew
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littlebeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

06-24-2013 04:32:21 | More by littlebeer
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-22-2013 15:09:02 | More by griffeyb
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pourmeanothr

California

4.21/5  rDev -4.3%

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*

06-21-2013 05:41:47 | More by pourmeanothr
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huskermike12

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

06-18-2013 20:45:07 | More by huskermike12
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Hanzo

Virginia

5/5  rDev +13.6%

06-17-2013 06:44:05 | More by Hanzo
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8%

06-12-2013 04:28:26 | More by josephwa
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Sisky

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-12-2013 04:15:44 | More by Sisky
Silva Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 760 ratings.