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Silva Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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803 Ratings
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Ratings: 803
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 949
Gots: 113 | 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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into Treehouse tulip, from the 2013 release. Thanks Tom (airfoil) for this want.

A- Pours a dark black, can see a tiny bit of brownish goo around the top of bottle, about a half finger of mocha brown head forms that recedes at an average rate to a thin layer leaving behind thin layered lacing. Decent carbonation for a stout.

S- Milk chocolate, vanilla, coconut, underlaying dark chocolates and a hint of bourbon. Nice balance and integration of bourbon, about average aroma strength.

T- Milk chocolate, coconut milk, vanilla, slight oak, fudge, finishes with a bit more oak, milk chocolate, and coconut. All the flavors integrate nicely, the bourbon barrel adds a very nice presence creating almost a coconut milk presence to it.

M- Smooth, a little bit on the thin side, decent carbonation, very drinkable.

O- This was a nice stout that definitely used the barrels it was aged in nicely creating a balanced coconut presence that fit with the base beer flavors nicely. If you like barrel-aged stouts this is definitely worth trying.

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12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a hint of transparency. Nice khaki head. Leggy. Some bubbles cling to the glass.

Smell - Really nice bourbon and oak. Some coconut and vanilla. Rich dark chocolate.

Taste - Bourbon is a little more raw. More liquor than barrel. Oak. Dark chocolate. Kinda dry.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Could be richer. A little boozy, but not that much.

Overall - Something hidden, something apparent, all good. A very strong bourbon character. Works well. Smells fantastic.

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Silva Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 803 ratings.