Silva Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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4.28/5
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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
 
 
Wants:
853
Gots:
145
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,072 |  Reviews: 257
Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liamt07
2.99/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Nichols33
1/5  rDev -76.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Butter popcorn infection, shit. Green Flash = Washington Generals

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Photo of MasterSki
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mrbubbler for this one. Served in a Stone IRS goblet.

A - Pours with a couple fingers of dark tan foam that settle to a persistent thin cap and thick collar, leaving being splotches of lace and a glass-coating brown film. The body is pitch black.

S - Chocolate, oak, butterscotch, dark toasted grains, perhaps a hint of vanilla. Alcohol is very well-hidden.

T - Big buttery oak, sweet toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, with light espresso and barrel tannins in the finish. Again - drinks like an 8% beer.

M - Smooth medium body, medium-low carbonation, and a sticky and lightly tannic finish.

D - Very drinkable, and one of the few barrel-aged stouts where I bemoan the small serving size. I actually didn't intend to give this beer such a high score, but it's well-balanced nature and lack of obvious flaws make it hard to do otherwise.

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Photo of stevoj
2.61/5  rDev -39%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Catch up rating from Saturday’s RS bottle share. The rumors of infection were swirling, and indeed something seemed a little off here. At that price point, I would feel ripped off....

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of drabmuh
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty good barrel aged stout. Picked this up at a beer store in California and promptly drank it. Beer is black with a thin brown head that leaves some lacing on the glass, carbonation is low. Looks good.

Beer smells like roast with hints of liquor, mostly roast and some sweetness.

Beer is medium bodied and leads off with some light sweetness and is followed up by some bourbon flavors. The bitterness in the back is managed well with some nice coffee notes and perhaps some chocolate bitterness. Overall its a good beer but could have been more bourbon forward.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice pour at the Strong Ale fest in Boulder...I had several more. Black pour. Can make out some dark ruby highlights if i concentrate. Dense head, off brown. Lacing is good.

Aroma is rich in vanilla and caramel, some woodiness and roasted coffee. Molasses in the background.

More chocolate in the taste. Vanilla is the footing upon which the wood sits. Coffee roast is there but turns more into baked dark chocolate. This is quite good. a bit boozy, but the vanilla seems to mask it. Some leather and dark, black plum

Easy drinking for the abv and style.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of ShanePB
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of outoffocus
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clayrock81
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a black body with minimal head and lace. Smell is not usual as it's less dry roasted and/or coffee malts but oaky with vanilla and slightly butterscotch (which is something I've never smelled before). Smooth,medium body that is real oaky, almost creamy, and has a vanilla with this touch of black cherry flavors on finish for interesting combo and finish. There are notes of chocolate, toffee, caramel and bourbon (booze) all over this beer that I detect but for this vanilla buttery cherry profile is strong. So smooth and woody it's amazing. This review does not do beer justice and it's much more complex than I made it sound and real easy to drink.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Its funny to think how terrible the current version is and how awesome this older version was.

Hit those black in the middle, brown to the outside notes. 1/4" tan head. The bourbon here was mellow and melded so nicely. Well done.

Taste dropped good amounts of not sweet chocolate, bourbon and avoided any dark fruit feels. Alcohol hidden immensely well. Mouthfeel alternated between vanilla and coconut feels. Relatively light mouthfeel, drinking 12oz alone is no problem, its not one of those massive beers you have to Chicago pour for like 12 people.

Best thing Green Flash ever made.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Mora2000
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. I have been looking forward to this one.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a very small tan head. The aroma is oak, heavily roasted malt, bourbon, maple and chocolate. You get a ton of barrel-aged aspects in the aroma, along with a lot of stout notes.

The flavor is just as complex. I get a lot of heavily roasted/burnt malt, along with some oak, maple and bourbon notes. The alcohol is present and is very hot.

Medium to thick mouthfeel and low carbonation.

A very nice barrel-aged beer that I think may get better with age.

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Photo of enelson
5/5  rDev +16.8%

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