Silva Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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:
1,076
pDev:
12.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
847
Gots:
142
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 1,076 |  Reviews: 257
Photo of pdonovan16
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nat1975
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CDCNAM
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Odyssey300
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LAND_MINE
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BUNZILLA
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sunofneurot
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Domvan
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hophead717
2.63/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Off flavors, something wrong with this batch

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Photo of Powderhornphil
2.95/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours attractively. Couple fingers tan head.

Upon popping the cork, the aroma of buttered popcorn was striking and predominant.

Taste follows but is better and more nuanced. Caramel, toffee, butter, dry wood and a bit of boozy spice.

For a $20 bottle, pretty disappointing.

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Photo of greenspointexas
1.89/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Popcorn butter. Undrinkable. Worst beer of 2015

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.76/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PaulsBrew
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boston_Steve
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leilei143
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a chalice. 2015 Batch 1 bottled in April 2013.

Appearance: Pours midnight black with a lot of bubbles. Solid two finger tan head that settles into a thinner creamy layer.

Smell: A rich, roasty, and sweet dark malt driven aroma with big hints of chocolate, bourbon, and cherries. Dark roasted barley malt with hints of dark chocolate, coffee, toast, biscuit, caramel, and yeast. Barrel hints of bourbon whiskey, vanilla, and oak. Fruity hints of cherries along with some plum, raisin, and fig. Sweet hints of molasses. A very nice aroma.

Taste: Like the nose hints, a rich, roasty, and sweet dark malt driven taste with some notes of chocolate, bourbon, and fruit. Dark roasted barley malt with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, biscuit, toast, caramel, and yeast. Barrel notes of bourbon whiskey, vanilla, and oak. Big taste of cherries along with some dark fruit undertones of plum, fig, and raisin. Some molasses sweetness as well. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a high level of carbonation. Very creamy and silky with a smooth finish. Minimal alcohol heat.

Overall: A very good take on a Barrel Aged Stout. Good mix of dark malt, bourbon, and fruit flavors.

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Silva Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 1,076 ratings