Silva Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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District of Columbia
4.53/5 rDev +3%
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.
11-10-2011 05:29:01 | More by pmarlowe
4.47/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
06-12-2011 02:15:24 | More by tmoneyba
4.05/5 rDev -8%
A: Deep brown body, verging on solid black. Thin khaki cap. Spotty lacing. Bubbly collar.
S: Bourbon, warmed chocolate, roasted malts, and a hint of oak.
T: Bourbon dominates the taste upfront as roasted malts, a little coffee, and chocolate round out the flavor profile.
M: A nice even weight throughout. Gentle, but adequate carbonation. Light bitterness in the finish.
O: A decent bourbon barrel aged stout -- nice to see it in the more friendly 12oz format.
12-28-2011 02:40:52 | More by callmemickey
4.3/5 rDev -2.3%
Thanks to Bill for trading me this one...
A. Pours a rich, dark black/brown. Half finger of swirly, somewhat uniform light brown head. Lacing is pretty spotty.
S. I have always enjoyed stouts that have a dark fruit quality, and Silva Stout is very strong in this regard. The nose yields so much cherry juice, ripe fig, some strawberry, brownie batter, oak, vanilla, and caramel. A wonderfully complex and savory bouquet.
T. Very sweet bourbon, ripe dark cherry, lots of vanilla, and some chocolate and oak char. A lot thinner and sweeter than the nose suggested. Very bourbon forward, with subtle, sweet fruit notes and and coffee-like finish.
M. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. A little thin and sweet, but maintains a solid creaminess overall.
O. A solid bourbon barrel stout that is greater than the sum of its parts, I think. Taste and feel are a little thin and sweet, the barrel overwhelming the base beer to some extent. But the nose on this is excellent and, as bourbon barrel stouts go, this is one of the better ones I have experienced.
06-02-2012 17:22:32 | More by siege06nd
4.16/5 rDev -5.5%
12oz bottle from the 2nd batch.
A: Pours out an inky black with a small tan head that sticks around.
S: Nose comprises thick mocha, raisins, egg cream, baker's chocolate, a bit of coconut and oak.
T: Caramel, lightly bitter roasted grain, vanilla, mildly acidic oak tannins, dark chocolate, a bit vinous.
M: Thick-bodied with light carbonation. Really nice consistency.
O: Definitely an enjoyable barrel-aged stout, but one that I don't think should garner the incredibly high praise it does. Perhaps batch 1 was better.
03-11-2013 20:49:18 | More by Etan
Silva Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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