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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:
1,072
pDev:
12.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This had been a major "want" of mine for a while and Millerbuffoon was nice enough to share a bottle with me. The beer poured out as a nice black color with a tan head on top. The smell of the beer is of roasted malts and some subtle oak. Not a whole lot of barrel on the nose. The taste of the beer was roasted with some mild sweetness going on, again not a lot of barrel in the flavor either but just subtle enough. The feel was smooth. Overall it's a good brew but glad I didn't trade the sky for it.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-dark brown black color with a smallish light brown head and little lacing

S-dark chocolate, oak, molasses, vanilla, hint of dark fruit, bourbon

T-dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak

F-medium body with light carbonation, smooth

O-nice complexity and flavor profile, enjoyable sipping

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I bought this a few months back at the brewery but busted it out last weekend for a bottle share. Here are some notes I jotted down on it:

APPEARANCE: Very dark brown, almost to the point of black (go figure, it's an imperial stout). Minimal, dark mocha head.

AROMA: Obviously sweet, with bourbon, oak, and dark malts. Also tons of chocolate - chocolate pudding, baker's chocolate, milk chocolate - as well as bananas.

TASTE: First the chocolate. It's reminiscent of chocolate pudding at first, then tapers off to a bittersweet chocolate. Sweet, dark malts give it some more body, and the trademark bourbon, vanilla, and oak come out. That little bit of banana from the nose sticks around in the taste and makes me think of a banana cream pie.

MOUTHFEEL: Smooth and creamy, thick and warming. Very heavy finish, though not very much alcohol.

OVERALL: This was my favorite stout of a weekend that included the much circle-jerked over BCBS among others. I thought the chocolate came through great, but it wasn't overpowering, like drinking chocolate syrup. It was well-balanced with the malt and the moderate bourbon character. These big, syrupy, boozy stouts are boring and tough to drink. Silva Stout felt light enough to not want to kill yourself after drinking.

98/100

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Silva Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,072 ratings
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