Barrel-Aged Silhouette | Lift Bridge Brewery

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Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery
Minnesota, United States
liftbridgebrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by josephwa on 02-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
379
Reviews:
48
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
5.97%
 
 
Wants:
292
Gots:
82
For Trade:
7
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Ratings: 379 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of ragnar3
4.21/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage, poured into a taster. Chocolate forward, rounded out by nice bourbon barrel notes. A bit thin and hot, which detracted from the overall experience.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.79/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An extremely solid Barrel Aged RIS! Not too boozy but the bourbon is definitely there just well hidden. Tons of chocolate on the nose and palate. Would track this one down again for sure! 2015 Vintage

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Photo of Zonian1
4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donovansill
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yasky
4.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cshinkle
4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OneEye78
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Virby44
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fondyball20
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rabbott2
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2017 vintage drank in a teku on 3/18/2017

Looks like a russian imperial stout. Deep dark brownish black, but not straight jet black. Thin tan head, medium carb. Medium lacing and the overall feel was probably a bit thin. This was a noticeably sweet RIS with a great barrel presence. The sweetness was a tad cloying at times, but once this warmed up there was a ton of vanilla-y oak and subtle but present bourbon. Hints of dark fruit and molasses probably brought this down from being one of my all time favorites, but still a phenomenal beer. Will seek out more.

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Photo of Sammy
3.99/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dismembered_MC
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ssippisam
4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of morimech
4.06/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Bar pour. I think it was $11.50 for roughly 10-12 ounces. Ouch! Not much to say about appearance besides it is black. Not much lacing but not unusual for a bar pour. Should be good from a bottle at home in decent glassware. Aroma is pretty heavy with bourbon and booze. Notes of vanilla and earth. Quite boozy in flavor as well. Nice bourbon and oaky details of sweet whisky and vanilla. Full and rich body. An excellent BA stout but not really feeling this as the greatest thing from MN. But my lone example is from a too cold pour sitting next to a weirdo in a loud sports bar, but maybe it is great if I get a chance to try it in a more comfortable setting.

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Photo of cencless
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kash2112
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Barrel-Aged Silhouette from Lift Bridge Brewery
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