Silva Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Silva StoutSilva Stout
BA SCORE
91.4%
Liked This Beer
4.28 w/ 1,071 ratings
Silva StoutSilva Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon barrel aged

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
257
Ratings:
1,071
Liked:
979
Avg:
4.28/5
pDev:
12.38%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
854
Gots:
148
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,071 |  Reviews: 257
Photo of eifster82
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015. Not one of the infected bottles. Loads of cacao, coffee and chocolate.

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Photo of silverblaze540
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of Nichols33
1/5  rDev -76.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Butter popcorn infection, shit. Green Flash = Washington Generals

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Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.52/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krl2112
3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
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

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Photo of stevoj
2.61/5  rDev -39%
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....

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Photo of Studfarm69
1.76/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Franziskaner
3.32/5  rDev -22.4%
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.

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Photo of rawfish
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therubicon
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Randy92592
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of fosters9
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of n2185
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dwoolley1
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poloplaya
3.74/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewcycler
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephens101
3.67/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

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Photo of Jamison85
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sticksroom107
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yeaprolly
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WiggyKGB
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Silva Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91.4% out of 100 with 1,071 ratings
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