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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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Ratings: 1,072 |  Reviews: 257
Photo of SawDog505
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of john0721
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a tulip.

Poured black, light brown head, nice lacing.

I get mostly barrel notes in the nose.

The flavor takes it up a notch, malted chocolate, cherry, oak, with some roastiness.

Very nice chocolate oaky finish.

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Photo of AnotherImperial
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikey711
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big Thanks to Joe for this

A: Deep black with a mocha colored head. Great lacing and head retention as well.

S: Heavy chocolate and marshmellow notes. lots of vanilla and some wood followed by a burning bourbon char in the end. The sweetness was a bit more powerful then i like though.

T: Sweet with a hint of bourbon up front. a touch of smokiness and vanilla to follow. Some toasted marshmellow notes and a bit of wood.

M: Very creamy and smooth. the alcohol is not very detectable either. really not much to fault here

O: A solid offering all around but a little bit unbalanced towards the sweet side. I think a bit more a roasted bitterness would have help quite a bit. that being said, i am glad i have another bottle

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Photo of BeerMeBro720
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of alcstradamus
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a beautiful thick mocha head and webby lacing

The aroma is a wonderful blend of chocolatey vanilla bourbon goodness. Dry oak and booze present as well.

The flavor is charred oak up front with a caramel toffee sweetness. A bit of floral hops and cocoa. Great balance of bitterness and sweetness.

The body is medium and carbonation is appropriate. A tad more thickness would be beneficial but I think the barrels may have thinned it out a bit.

Overall this is a very flavorful beer. A bit boozy but not really hot. Not sure this is better than the regular Green Flash Double Stout though.

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Photo of artoolemomo
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance- Received with almost two finger's worth of head which has okay retention. The head is a medium beige while the body is an opaque, dark chocolate black. Lacing is basically non-existent but there are some spots here and there.

Nose- Huge chocolate notes that almost prevent me from smelling much else. Some cherry notes, some cocoa. A hit of alcohol and slight notes of bourbon. I did get a little bit of coconut at beginning. Light notes of oak, vanilla, and toffee. But more chocolate than anything else.

Taste- Very reflective of the nose with huge amounts of chocolate (close to fudge brownie or truffles) and cocoa. Some cherries. A little thinner than I expected. Some chalkiness on the finish. Some notes of cola. A bit of oak, some woodiness. Not as much bourbon on the palate as on the nose. Pretty solid but certainly does not meet my expectations. Nice sweetness does give it some complexity but not the complexity one would expect from barrel aging. A little bit of the coconut starts to come out as it opens up more. Some creaminess or milkiness to the chocolate.

Mouthfeel- Just about medium bodied with mild carbonation that has a slight zing that doesn't really disrupt the overall mouthfeel. A little thin for the style but this also isn't too much of a negative.

Drinkability- Pretty easygoing as it's a little bit boozier on the nose than it is on the palate. Fairly reasonable at 5 bucks a glass but the Block 15 Super Nebula is certainly a better deal.

Overall- Solid, good beer that has some tendencies toward being a really good beer. I would say it's in between good and really good. Definitely worth a try as it is a pretty solid imperial stout. But in Belmont's Bigger Badder Lineup, it's rather average.

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Photo of ScottP
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Satchboogie
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gregmoscetti
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of KingEdward
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jh1982
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of blabaer
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Damian74
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Ralphs66
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MWolverines66
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of kbuzz
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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