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Silva Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 770
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 939
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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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Rollzroyce21, Feb 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

22Blue, Jun 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

tbeq00, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

KYGunner, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

thebigredone, Jul 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

ystazi, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of hooliganlife
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

hooliganlife, Sep 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

jvillefan, Jan 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

josephwa, Jun 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

jpd7374, Sunday at 06:18 PM
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

cadaugherty, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of brystmar
4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review #400! Long time want of mine -- thanks to sleepyhead for the trade. Shared with two great BAs.

Great head & lace retention. Very roasty, caramely aroma; no coconut as other reviews have suggested. Flavor profile is quite dark and roasty. Lots of chocolate and bourbon, yet it feels somewhat one-dimensional and almost boring. Ethan said the last bottle he had was more complex & coconut-y; this is a little disappointing though.

Still glad to finally tick one of my longest-standing wants. Wish I'd gotten to try it fresh.

brystmar, Apr 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

zekeman17, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

bbadger, Oct 15, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
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!

kingcrowing, Nov 12, 2010
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

codynevels, Nov 16, 2011
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4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

bonkers, May 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Aug 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Soto, Sep 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Paccamacca, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

LambicKing, Mar 31, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

pmarlowe, Nov 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

klipper, Dec 10, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

jeff1973, Jan 09, 2013
Silva Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 770 ratings.