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:
846
Gots:
142
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 1,076 |  Reviews: 257
Photo of stephens101
3.67/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Boot black with an otherwise smooth tan froth only broken by a few tiny bubbles.

Has a deep milk chocolate, vanilla bean, plum and black cherry aroma.

Ultra bitter dark chocolate, bunt bread, tart and bitter dark fruits and a woody finish.

Silky smooth and medium.

I need some hair on my chest and this won't do it, but I suppose a good buzz will work just fine instead.

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Photo of Jamison85
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sticksroom107
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yeaprolly
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of Zatch90
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sd123
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tyecko
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of EXScotT
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of harryhops
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wheresblue
3.54/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dewsby
3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Edgarallenpoor
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A stout that is very heavy on the vanilla sweetness. Extremely well made.

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

Photo of Jhavey
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
2.75/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Butterscotch bomb. Was hoping my bottle wouldn't be one of them. I even like some butterscotch flavor, but way too much.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.62/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with decent head. Heavy aroma of buttered popcorn with a hint of chocolate. Definitely not what I was expecting or hoping for. Tastes like it smells, with hints of bourbon. Definitely not worth the cost, it is drinkable, but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of Nunya
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snaotheus
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015-09-06
750ml corked/caged bottle split between a pair of snifters. Bottled on 2015-02-16. 2015 Batch 01.

Pours black with a surprisingly large head (for a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout) -- flashes up in a brownish pillow and then fades quickly into a light brown ring with a few islands. Smell is bourbon, booze and chocolate, wood, vanilla.

Taste is very boozy, lots of chocolate. Surprisingly bland. Sharp bitter burnt roast. Some cherry syrup flavor. Slight hint of vanilla.

Mouthfeel is silky and nice. Overall, it's a pretty good, but not special. Maybe it'll improve as it warms.

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