Silva Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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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
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
Silva Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 754 ratings.