Barrel-Aged Silhouette | Lift Bridge Brewery

Barrel-Aged SilhouetteBarrel-Aged Silhouette
BA SCORE
4.53/5
397 Ratings
Barrel-Aged SilhouetteBarrel-Aged Silhouette
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by josephwa on 02-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#156
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
397
pDev:
5.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
302
Gots:
80
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 397 |  Reviews: 48
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 Texasfan549
4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

this is really awesome beer, 2015 vintage, but is it one of the best 250 beers in the world as indicated here on BA? im not so sure. a few things it really has working for it include how intense the oak is, more wood than whiskey, without all the sweetness and vanilla that often comes with that, instead its a woody wet charry mature flavor thats really nice on the chocolaty base stout that has enough sweetness on its own. another plus is the well hidden abv, this drinks like 7% ABV even at temperature. its also got some subtle depth to it, not as black and roasty as others, allowing notes of molasses and date and even prune to be evident here. a few knocks against it though, the main one being how thin it is. this simply does not have the luxurious richness one would expect in a barrel aged imperial stout. its certainly smooth and mellow, but its lacking the weight it needs. it also doesnt quite have the bitter back end it would need to balance some of the sweetness in the grain, milk chocolate more than dark chocolate, lots of linger. dont get me wrong, this is fantastic stout, some of the best beer i have had from lift bridge, but its not as dramatic and unique as i would expect for it to be rated so highly. awesome but less than life changing, still nothing but love for these guys right now! lots of creative beers, especially on the barrel aged side. fun stuff all over the map...

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Photo of spycow
4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer we wanted to try for a while. Definitely lives up to expectations of the RIS style with heavy notes of chocolate, bourbon and tobacco. Nice level of carbonation and smells unbelievable. The taste doesn't quite match up to the smell but still a great beer. I like the fact the ABV level is also not over the top as so many beers like to show up at 14% just to be heavy but you can make a good RIS at 10 and under. Great beer

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of oline73
4.37/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of mothman
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is BCS good. Did a side by side and they were nearly identical, but I preferred this multiple times. Black with tan head. Silky chocolate and bourbon. Vanilla and toffee. Oaky. The bourbon is spot on with this beer. Very complex and smooth. Creamy.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.8/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of billab914
4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atrocity
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of mendvicdog
4.18/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of drewone
4.42/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of dfhhead25
4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BMart
4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Barrel-Aged Silhouette from Lift Bridge Brewery
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 397 ratings
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