Silva Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.75/5 rDev +8%
Thanks to Martin for this Silva Stout.
I love Green Flash's Double Stout. In a bourbon barrel? Heheh... don't mind if I do.
Beautiful. The bourbon adds a little heat, some creaminess and roundness at the end, which has the same elements as the Double Stout of a dark roast coffee combined with bitter chocolate. Double Stout is my go-to NYC local available stout, and if Silva were in the area... wow. I'd have a case in my fridge at all times.
Perfect creamy mouthfeel, sticky lace all over the snifter. The only drawback is a smell that lacks the strength of the flavor inside. It's still good, but it doesn't match that wonderful taste. Deep, thick, black, roasty goodness. Happy engagement, B. Thanks again, Martin.
11-01-2011 01:32:52 | More by afksports
4.73/5 rDev +7.5%
I bought this a few months back at the brewery but busted it out last weekend for a bottle share. Here are some notes I jotted down on it:
APPEARANCE: Very dark brown, almost to the point of black (go figure, it's an imperial stout). Minimal, dark mocha head.
AROMA: Obviously sweet, with bourbon, oak, and dark malts. Also tons of chocolate - chocolate pudding, baker's chocolate, milk chocolate - as well as bananas.
TASTE: First the chocolate. It's reminiscent of chocolate pudding at first, then tapers off to a bittersweet chocolate. Sweet, dark malts give it some more body, and the trademark bourbon, vanilla, and oak come out. That little bit of banana from the nose sticks around in the taste and makes me think of a banana cream pie.
MOUTHFEEL: Smooth and creamy, thick and warming. Very heavy finish, though not very much alcohol.
OVERALL: This was my favorite stout of a weekend that included the much circle-jerked over BCBS among others. I thought the chocolate came through great, but it wasn't overpowering, like drinking chocolate syrup. It was well-balanced with the malt and the moderate bourbon character. These big, syrupy, boozy stouts are boring and tough to drink. Silva Stout felt light enough to not want to kill yourself after drinking.
02-24-2014 01:09:32 | More by cxr1037
4.72/5 rDev +7.3%
Got a four pack of this from HopHead84. Thank you, Shane.
A well-carbonated imperial stout, Silva pours with a lasting finger of tan froth. The body is an impenetrable dark brown.
This smells outstanding, surprisingly so. It's largely comprised of cocoa powder, caramelized malt and light oxidation. Bourbon is noticeable but nicely integrated, neither subtle nor overwhelming.
Flavors of chocolate chip cookies and black licorice are accented by notes of bourbon, oak and mellow oxidation. This is barrel aging done to near perfection, it's remarkable how balanced this beer is. Full in body and fairly rich, but largely dry in the finish with a mild bite of licorice and burnt malt.
I'm not the biggest fan of Green Flash, but they did a great job with this beer, and I love that it comes in four packs. In fact, I can't think of another imperial stout from the West Coast that comes in 12 oz bottles that I like more.
10-29-2010 03:37:22 | More by largadeer
4.72/5 rDev +7.3%
Thanks to stoad for sharing this at Jerz halloween bottleshare
Look: Pours an almost black and totally opaque with a 1/4 tan head and some nice spotty lacing
Smell: The nose of this beer is fantastic. The bourbon and vanilla join together in perfect harmony and I remember just sitting there and smell the beer for 5 minutes before I even took a sip
Taste: The flavor is very similar to the nose. It is simple and complex with essentially 3 flavors that stand out and are beautiful. The beer starts out with beautiful bourbon notes and then the chocolate takes over and reminds me of a good fudge brownie and finishes off with a great vanilla note
Mouthfeel: Full body and low carbonation
Overall: Just a fantastic beer and I can't wait to get some of the new batch. Wonderful beer and highly recommended
11-08-2011 22:38:37 | More by DarthKostrizer
Silva Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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