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Barrel-Aged Silhouette | Lift Bridge Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by josephwa on 02-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#152
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
402
pDev:
5.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
302
Gots:
82
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 402 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bit thin. A bit harsh.

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Photo of Jpepe08
3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Desp59
3.52/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid and very smooth. Still getting used to the style.

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Photo of kraticus41
3.75/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3.8/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.8/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml from a trade last year.

Flavors are nice but rather muted, bourbon is present but not calm, notes of vanilla, and a metric shit ton of oak on the finish. Abrupt and dry on the end and so tannic that the flavors are swallowed up quickly and abruptly shown the down like unwelcomed house guests.

Huh.. I wanted to like this more but the barrel just didn't help this beer all that much and the finish is distracting.

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Photo of mdlb44
3.87/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.87/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Barrel-Aged Silhouette pours a dark black color, with a very small tan head. The aroma was a bit weak, but had hints of a scotch like kick. The taste has a boozy scotch like kick, with hints of a sourness to it. Good blending of flavors. Overall a very nice aged imperial stout.

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Photo of Deltoro
3.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.99/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dav2080
4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of HardWater
4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Radcpa
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of w5baron
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BDeibs
4.02/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mlhyatt
4.03/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yourefragile
4.04/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Dark black. Medium khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Nice vanilla. Fudgy chocolate. Very woody.

Taste - Bourbon. Dark bitter chocolate. Very woody. Vanilla is strong in finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and kinda boozy.

Overall - Very woody. Very boozy. Very good but lacks a wow factor.

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Photo of mjpolzin
4.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Acquired this in a trade. Wasn't familiar with it before I traded for it but had tasted a few other beers from Lift Bridge. Once I saw how highly acclaimed this beer was I looked forward to trying it.

Nice roasty, chocolaty taste backed up with a solid barrel flavor. Very smooth and drinkable. Mouthfeel was decent or about what I would expect in a 10% abv beer. I have had much better barrel aged stouts but this one certainly was well done.

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Photo of morimech
4.06/5  rDev -10.4%
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 jaydoc
4.06/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.09/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Barrel-Aged Silhouette from Lift Bridge Brewery
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 402 ratings
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