Silva Stout
Green Flash Brewing Co.

Silva StoutSilva Stout
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From:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
10.1%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 12.65%
Reviews:
259
Ratings:
818
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 18, 2020
Added:
Oct 02, 2010
Wants:
  837
Gots:
  143
SCORE
95
World-Class
Silva StoutSilva Stout
Notes: Bourbon barrel aged
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Reviewed by BKotch from Texas

3.77/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
2015 vintage. Not infected, but hasn't handled the age very well, either. I obviously should have drunk this sooner. I suspect it was a 4.3 two or three years ago.
May 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 19, 2018
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Rated by tylerstravis from Colorado

1.12/5  rDev -73.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Infected.
Jan 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.23 by BeerBucks from New York

Jan 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.43 by TheOakKing from New York

Jan 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.16 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Dec 09, 2017
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Rated by eppie82 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2015. Not one of the infected bottles. Loads of cacao, coffee and chocolate.
Aug 16, 2017
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Reviewed by silverblaze540 from Virginia

4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Motor oil black with no head. Very dense.

S - Sweet fruits, cherries, prunes, dates, and bourbon.

T - Strong bourbon flavor that holds. Dry but not very bitter. Fairly boozy. Coffee aftertaste.

M - Smooth and thick.

O - Very strong flavor. Pretty good, but I found the bourbon taste just a bit odd.
Mar 18, 2017
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
We are reviewing an old vintage here, just like the bottle pictured above.

Appearance- The beer poured a black color with mocha colored bubbles crowning the top. Carbonation was still active.

Smell - The beer smelled like a pretty straight stout. I could not pick up any booze in the nose.

Taste - With the malts, I detect notes of chocolate, vanilla, and burnt sugar. There is a nice creamy mouthfeel, and I am not getting a lot of bourbon. The beer finishes with dark dry malts and a little heat.

Mouthfeel- I love the creamy mouthfeel, the carbonation is still very present despite the age.

Overall - I am not sure what this was like when it was fresh, but at present I am not terribly impressed. I am not sure that I would seek another bottle.
Feb 20, 2017
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Rated by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -76.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Butter popcorn infection, shit. Green Flash = Washington Generals
Jan 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Dave_Treat from Virginia

Jan 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.52 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Dec 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.89 by krl2112 from Illinois

Dec 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottled 12-18-12
12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep black color with a creamy dark tan head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- smells of charred dark roasted malt meshed into dark chocolate and coffee, with highlights of dark fruit. The bourbon barrel provides an undertone and by this point has intermingled quite well with the beer, notes of oak, vanilla, coconut, caramel & bourbon

T- slightly smoky dark roasted malt up front gives plenty of chocolate notes, along with caramel, molasses and light coffee. The bourbon barrel meshes throughout, adding some spicy oak and undertones of vanilla and bourbon. The finish is sweet with notes of mocha fudge and barrel

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns into a creamy finish

O- this one has held up well after nearly 4 years, hardly any signs of oxidization, well done
Nov 25, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

2.61/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Catch up rating from Saturday’s RS bottle share. The rumors of infection were swirling, and indeed something seemed a little off here. At that price point, I would feel ripped off....
Nov 18, 2016
 
Rated: 1.76 by Studfarm69 from California

Jul 07, 2016
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.32/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Black in color and impenetrable to light. There's a fingernail of brown coating most of the top. The aroma is of sweet bourbon and ...butter. I'd heard the rumors before trying this, but I love Green Flash, especially their IPA's (This is my 19th rating for their beers). The taste is full of sweet bourbon, coffee, chocolate, and...butter. The mouth is warm with alcohol, dry, and viscous.
Jun 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by rawfish from California

Jun 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.57 by therubicon from Delaware

May 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.29 by Randy92592 from California

May 13, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Its funny to think how terrible the current version is and how awesome this older version was.

Hit those black in the middle, brown to the outside notes. 1/4" tan head. The bourbon here was mellow and melded so nicely. Well done.

Taste dropped good amounts of not sweet chocolate, bourbon and avoided any dark fruit feels. Alcohol hidden immensely well. Mouthfeel alternated between vanilla and coconut feels. Relatively light mouthfeel, drinking 12oz alone is no problem, its not one of those massive beers you have to Chicago pour for like 12 people.

Best thing Green Flash ever made.
May 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by fosters9 from New York

Mar 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Feb 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by dwoolley1 from New York

Feb 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.74 by Poloplaya from Illinois

Feb 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.67 by Brewcycler from California

Jan 31, 2016
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Reviewed by stephens101 from Oklahoma

3.67/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Boot black with an otherwise smooth tan froth only broken by a few tiny bubbles.

Has a deep milk chocolate, vanilla bean, plum and black cherry aroma.

Ultra bitter dark chocolate, bunt bread, tart and bitter dark fruits and a woody finish.

Silky smooth and medium.

I need some hair on my chest and this won't do it, but I suppose a good buzz will work just fine instead.
Jan 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.54 by Jamison85 from Indiana

Dec 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.4 by Sticksroom107 from North Carolina

Dec 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.04 by yeaprolly from Washington

Nov 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by WiggyKGB from Illinois

Nov 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by AlvinLin from New York

Nov 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by italianstallion from Wisconsin

Oct 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.65 by Zatch90 from Wisconsin

Oct 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.19 by sd123 from Georgia

Oct 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.44 by Tyecko from Minnesota

Oct 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.4 by Redgoatman from California

Oct 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Magery from Kentucky

Oct 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.19 by EXScotT from Ohio

Oct 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by harryhops from Delaware

Oct 17, 2015
Silva Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 1077 ratings