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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
Silva Stout took a lot of patience. We aged our Double Stout in oak bourbon barrels for seventeen months. Flavors are very complex. It starts off with dark chocolate truffles rolled in cocoa powder. Next is the vanilla and wood notes, with rich cherry-like fruitiness. After racking and filtering the ale, we blended in just the right amount of freshly brewed Double Stout to provide the perfect balance of bourbon barrel aging and freshness. Enjoy the culmination of years of flavor development now Ė no further aging required!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6048) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle, caged and corked. Pours with the looks of a monster, meaty and black with substantial toppings. This drinks with much more sweetness than I anticipated, with a bit of candied cherries and licorice. (#6047, 10/11/2015)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5646) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Black, with a huge brown head. Smells boozy, vanilla, and fudge. Taste is Vanilla, bourbon, some dark chocolate. Very heavy palate. I mean, it was good, but, I donít know, kind of typical? does that make sense?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
750 ml bottle. 2015 Cellar #3. Pours black with full tan head. Aromas of rich milk chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malts with a bit of alcohol. Flavors of dry dark chocolate, kahlua, stale black coffee, kirsch, light bourbon, and lots of alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (3540) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like dried dark fruits, earth, wood with light ash, caramel, chocolate. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like red wine, chocolate, wood with light ash, dried dark fruits, sweet syrup, and earth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4397) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with a dark tan head. Aroma is outstanding with huge vineous dark fruit notes, oaks, chocolate, faint vanilla, faint bourbon, and some caramel. Flavor is rich chocolate and roasted malts, espresso, booze, oak, vanilla, dark fruit, and caramel. Full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badhack (434) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Cellared for 3 months, looks like it was bottled 7 months ago. Pours nearly black, maybe a little murky and there was a small amount of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Thick head that doesnít last and a good amount of carbonation on the tongue. Flavor is immediately rich, dark, bitter chocolate and a long finish of the same. Bourbon and caramel, vanilla. Roasted malt, a hint of very dark malt. Creamy, silky texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (1778) - Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2015
750 ml bottle, 2015 vintage- Pours black with a semi large tan head that reduces leaving some lace. Aroma is bourbon, somewhat tart, lactic, cherries, cocoa, wood, unique for this style, itís not all chocolate and dark roasted malts. The taste is oak, bourbon, chocolate, toffee, the tartness is less in the taste, imparting a more traditional bourbon bbl imperial stout, yet extremely well crafted. So smooth and velvety, the alcohol is noticeable but well in check. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mstrcrwly (734) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2015
bottle poured into a snifter..opaque with a fluffy light brown head..aroma of tart cherries,bourbon..tastes of tart cherries,booze,chocolate...disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Johnsense (1041) - - AUG 28, 2015
Dark pour, fair sized mocha head. Taste and aroma of whisky, corn and caramel. Iíll assume itís infected as its lighter bodied and has a bizarre acidic aftertaste. Either that or its just a shitty stout. My revenge will not be pretty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5642) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Black pour with a tall, thick, dense brown head. Aroma is dark fruit notes. dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt and oak. Taste is sweet malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, oak, dark fruit, vanilla and booze. Body is medium-full with a strong, dense carbonation. Very sticky as well as warming. Dark chocolate covered cherries, dark fruit, roasted malt, cocoa, oak and vanilla round this out.

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