Silva Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
95
world-class
1,070 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
1,070
Reviews:
256
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
12.35%
 
 
Wants:
855
Gots:
148
For Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,070 |  Reviews: 256
Photo of swetsastonic
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Holmes698
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Morey
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of KyleMA
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of leschkie
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of JitsuBrew
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of littlebeer
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of tbrascojr
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of pourmeanothr
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Black. Opaque, even when held directly in front of the light. Nice brownish head, good retention with minimal lace.

S: Coffee, light bourbon, light booziness, very subtle smells. Vanilla as it warms.

T: Chocolate, burnt bitterness with a touch of sweetness on the tail. Tobacco. The bourbon characteristics are very faint, they really add to the beer instead of overpowering it. Definitely not a barrel bomb. Taste improved as temperature increased, all of the elements worked well together with no one in particular standing out or dominating the palate.

M: Thin. Not in a bad way, more in a distinct way that makes it stand out in the category. The 10.1% abv is barely detectable in the mouth.

O: Great beer to sip on and enjoy over an extended period. High marks. Very smooth, and a lot different than the "in your face" BA beers I'm used to. Was hoping to sit on this 12/13/12 bottle for a year, but thankfully I have another one in the closet to revisit in December.

*First Beer Advocate Review*

 1,008 characters

Photo of huskermike12
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Hanzo
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of josephwa
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sisky
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of sarge27
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of biggied
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of chase2634
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of pisano
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Beerdy
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Topher78
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of bbrown12
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of bird22
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of HALB
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Devi0us
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Anonymous1
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Prospero
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Silva Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.29 out of 5 based on 1,070 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More