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
Ratings:
1,070
Reviews:
256
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
12.35%
 
 
Wants:
855
Gots:
148
For Trade:
7
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Ratings: 1,070 |  Reviews: 256
Photo of squaremile
3.41/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a true black with a big fizzy head that dissipates quickly and leaves a coating. I'm getting candy sugar, roasted malts, vanilla, marshmallow, bourbon, and etoh; but all just hints. Earlier in the pour there were hints of metal that made it unpleasant, but improved dramatically as it warmed. Taste starts with moderately burnt dark roasted malts, followed by marshmallow, vanilla, and hints of tobacco and leather, and finishes quick and hot. Medium bodied and and the etoh has a lasting warming impact. Drinkability is average due to the heat and over-carbonation. Overall, glad I got to try it, and all the pieces are there for what I really love in a ba impy stout, but the mf and burnt flavors just didn't do it for me. I'm gonna remember vanilla mixed with heat.

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Photo of mrebeka
3.43/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hopefully this was the infected batch, but if it wasn't, what an overrated brew. Hints of barrel, not much else. Extremely disappointed by this one.

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Photo of obiwan_k3n00bi
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of leschkie
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of farnold
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of xHoPtImUsPrImEx
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of eyeenjoybeer
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of ajzy
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of MrNate
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of ElGordito
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of retry4z
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes like a toned-down Brandy Barrel-Aged Angel's Share - the licorice overtones are overwhelming. And there is little semblance to the Double Stout. There really is little justification for Green Flash to be making this beer. They should stick to their west-cost hop-forward beers instead.

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Photo of brother_kenneth
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of ajs4bd
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of khargro2
3.52/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BWCampbell
3.53/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have no clue how this made it to the BA top 250 after the changes - this beer tasted like buttered popcorn and was pretty clearly infected. That implicated about everything.

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Photo of wheresblue
3.54/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BWood
3.54/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Doesn't live up to the hype or price to me .

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Photo of McNazz
3.55/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dewsby
3.55/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KT123
3.56/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.56/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SveNss0N
3.57/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grodd87
3.57/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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