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Silva Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 748
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 929
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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Photo of cadaugherty


4/5  rDev -9.1%

11-15-2011 16:56:26 | More by cadaugherty
Photo of kingcrowing


4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

This thing is badass, it's black, it's oily, its evil. The head is as dark as milk chocolate, it's fine and thick and creamy. It starts to fade down a bit but the lacing stays - just reminding you of how dark and huge it was. Nose is bourbon, it's chocolate, it's coffe grounds and booze - it's all business here.

This is devilishly good, it's rich and delicious, the bourbon is there and it's not hiding. There's this really rich chocolaty creaminess about it that's soothing and perfect for a cool night. I almost bought a bottle of bourbon tonight, but I'm having this instead and it was a spectacular decision.

Mouthfeel is the only minor detractor, it's a bit light on the tongue, and the carbonation is a bit sharp and light, but mellows as it warms. This is a delicious brew worthy of any beer lover.

Huge thanks to stawn for hooking me up!

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 21:56:18 | More by kingcrowing
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

10-15-2012 19:26:54 | More by bbadger
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-16-2011 20:38:51 | More by codynevels
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

06-12-2013 04:28:26 | More by josephwa
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

08-26-2013 21:36:11 | More by dfhhead25
Photo of bonkers

New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

thanks to arash1000 for this one, bottled 12/12. Poured from a 12ounce bottle into a CCB snifter, jet black pour, thin tan head. The aroma is full of bourbon, vanilla, roast coffee. the flavors are well balanced, nice mix of all the aromas, lingering boozey finish. the body is medium/full, well carbonated, smooth mouthfeel. a very good beer, glad I have 2.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 23:15:54 | More by bonkers
Photo of LambicKing


4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

03-31-2013 02:44:11 | More by LambicKing
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-31-2013 11:21:33 | More by thebigredone
Photo of hooliganlife


4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour was dark chocolate with cocoa colored head, about a 1/2 inch or so.

Rich with plenty of bourbon. Slightly soft vanilla.

Very bourbon forward through out. Some roasted malt and bitter dark chocolate. Slight vanilla. Light sweetness.

Very slick and thick

This probably could have used some more time but still excellent. Lots of bourbon.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 15:42:45 | More by hooliganlife
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-14-2013 01:40:28 | More by ystazi
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

10-17-2013 16:48:29 | More by savagepm
Photo of KYGunner


4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured deep black in a snifter there was a nice light brown froth the layered the outside edges of the glass.

The scent was a little chocolatey, a little vanilla and some molasses and espresso.

Tastes of chocolate, vanilla, coconut, malt, bourbon-essence and grains come out in a smooth well blended array. Well crafted and well balanced this drinks very easy. Only complaint is the ever so slight alcohol tinge in the finish.

Overall this is a wonderful example of the barrel aged stouts and one that comes highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2013 01:27:28 | More by KYGunner
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-10-2011 03:06:27 | More by klipper
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-16-2011 17:00:34 | More by coreyfmcdonald
Photo of Urbancaver


4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a thick black with a bit of frothy head that subsides and leaves about a quarter inch of head after a minute.
Smell-weet bourbon abd a bit of fruitiness over some strong strong malts
Taste- Wow... this is VERY good. Similar in character to Brooklyn Black Ops.. subtle bourbon over strong chocolate and roasted malts with just a hint of fruitiness
Mouthfeel/Drinkability- great... not much else to say... very damn good

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 21:10:23 | More by Urbancaver
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4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Shared a 12 fl.oz. / 355 ml bottle of this w/ CurtisMcArthur and other BA friends in Nashville, TN. Poured from the White labeled bottle w/ a Neon Green Ring in the background of SILVA STOUT & "Barrel-Aged" written beneath this into a 12oz Tulip Glass. This is a 2010 edition says MattL.

Aroma- The aroma is HUGE in this one! Strongest mixture of booze, coffee, chocolate (dark), hazelnut, and deep malts. Put my nose into this one for ages and can almost smell it to this day!

Appearance- Pours absolutely no head at all. Has the deepest brown, opaque colored body. Definitely has legs when swirling in glass and leaves a few suds behind.

Flavor- Has the richness roasty and malty flavors from the beginning. The next flavor I found was bourbon and slight coffee. Finish with a light bitterness with cocoa mixed in. Aging could have taken out many of the flavors but I still enjoyed greatly!

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Light Carbonation, Top Smoothest brew I've ever had, and then leaves tons of alcohol and roasty strength on the palate (not coffee roast but dark fruits blended with malt).

Overall Impression- Being Barrel Aged, I can see how this one gained its complexity in both the aroma and flavor! Would definitely love to get my hands on more of this. Have any? If you do, I'd enjoy it yourself. I can find my own soon...

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 01:58:41 | More by DCon
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3.88/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- Pours a nice black with a huge 3" tan head. Big pockets of lacing clump to the glass.

S- Nice chocolate and vanilla notes, some dark fruits, bourbon not very noticeable on the nose.

T- Sweet chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, some vanilla and bourbon linger at the finish.

M- Full body, medium carbonation. Creamy feel hides the abv very well.

O- Good BA stout but doesn't stand out compared to other really good BA stouts. Wish the taste followed the great aromas of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 15:31:23 | More by kawilliams81
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

01-23-2013 14:49:15 | More by FreshmanPour77
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-26-2013 18:03:43 | More by jvillefan
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4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted semi sweet chocolate, wood and bourbon aroma. Medium to heavy sweet malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 02:15:24 | More by tmoneyba
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-14-2011 19:58:56 | More by bauermj
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

08-05-2013 18:42:25 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
Photo of pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Silva Stout 2011 (re?)-Release party during SDBW. First bottling.

A: Pours black with a nice cap of pretty brown foam, dense with good retention and lattice.

S: Big chocolate and bourbon, kind of a hazelnut/nuttiness as well. The chocolate is firmly in the forefront but superbly supported by the bourbon. Vanilla and some different spices from the oak. Wow, awesome.

T: Again, dark chocolate and bourbon, with the latter more noticeable now, some cola. The alcohol is present, which detracts slightly from the taste. Finishes off dry with a toasty oak flavor. The finish is short and maybe a little thin.

M: Medium body, medium-light carbonation, maybe not as soft as it could be.

O: Really nice sipper, well integrated chocolate and bourbon flavors. I didn't care for the base beer that much, but this is great stuff. Not quite up to KBS, but gives it a run for the money. I would have no problem putting back a bottle of this.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2011 05:29:01 | More by pmarlowe
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-28-2014 23:58:16 | More by 22Blue
Silva Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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