Imperial Stout | Silver City Brewing Co.

Imperial StoutImperial Stout
BA SCORE
79.7%
Liked This Beer
3.98 w/ 74 ratings
Imperial StoutImperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Silver City Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
silvercitybrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.25%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-31-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,189
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
74
Liked:
59
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
11.06%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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4.84/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Briken
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mabermud
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark body. It's probably dark brown, but it's night time so I am not able to hold it up to the sun, and I am too lazy to get a flashlight to do an inspection. The head is a darker mocha color, creamy looking, and fine. Retention is nice and the curtains break up nicely into broken lace around the glass.
Smell: Sweet bread...some banana = banana bread plus some earthiness. A little bit of light-medium roasted grains, a chunk of chocolate, a lesser amount of vanilla, and a touch of coffee.
Taste: Well. This smells better than it tastes. A decent mix of medium roasted malts, earthy coffee, dark chocolate, with a supporting element of deep dark fruits. Nice smooth sweeter ending, but there is an aftertaste of some char.
Feel: It fits well.

Overall - There is a 50/50 chance I would have this again in the future if I saw it on the shelves. Their BBA imperial stout would definitely be a go.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A hard pour fails to raise too much of a head so the tan foam settles down quickly into a film on top of the obsidian colored liquid; on the lacing front, however, it is a better story, with many squiggles lining the chalice

Smell: Roast, dark fruit, caramel, chocolate and a hint of coffee

Taste: Caramel and chocolate, up front, with a dark fruit element building in the middle; after the swallow, some coffee and an earthy hop element arrive to cut the sweetness; the finish has the dark fruit returning to lead the sweeter tones

Mouthfeel:: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This beer takes many of the expected elements of an American Double Stout and flips them on their head; enjoyable, once you figure out what is going on, but not the kind of creativity that gets me really excited

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3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Kuaff
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Uber Tavern in Seattle.

A one finger light brown head and a black body. Nothing unexpected.

Smells like molasses, maple, and prunes. Vanilla too.

Tastes like dark chocolate, earthy coffee, and dark bread. Pretty much in that order.

It has kind of medium thickness for an imperial stout.

I ordered this because I love imperial stouts and I had never heard of this one, or the brewery behind it for that matter. No regrets.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Decent khaki head. Wispy.

Smell - Caramel and chocolate. Roasty malt. Some bright dark fruit, almost acidic.

Taste - Really chocolatey. Dries out quickly with a fair amount of caramel malt. Bitter in the back.

Mouthfeel - Thick. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Pretty good. Nothing spectacular.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Imperial Stout from Silver City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 79.7% out of 100 with 74 ratings
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