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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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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 – no further aging required!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (1013) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
On tap at Beer Revolution. Aroma is a balanced blend of chocolate, roast and dark fruit with various chocolate notes being most prevalent. Milk chocolate and dark chocolate are present. Light roast character. Dark fruit notes are raisin and prune. No hop aroma. Pours black with a light mocha head with really good retention that clings to the edges. No lacing and big legs. Flavor is also dominated by rich chocolate notes. Sweet milk chocolate, some dark chocolate and light roast upfront. Mid palate you get some esters and some vanilla. Lots of complex barrel character to this one - hints of bourbon, the vanilla, some almond. Finish has a bit of alcohol heat and more bitter, dark chocolate. Full bodied with medium carbonation. No astringency and moderate alcohol heat. A lot of silkiness to this one. Overall this is a really enjoyable beer. Great chocolate and roast malt character with complex barrel notes. The alcohol is nicely balanced. I could drink a few of these. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
salvaticas (509) - - APR 25, 2015
Bottle pour, bottle from Half Time. Very chocolatey. Intense flavor but smooth body. Great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
750 cc from Whole Foods and Capone’s. Pours hazy dark black with dark brown head. Nose is heavy bourbon, oak, some cacao, blackberry. Tastes strong, bourbony, oaky, with notes of charred dark malt, blackberry, and a hot finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (389) - USA - APR 22, 2015
Poured from a bomber into a snifter darkest brown black with a tan head that laced nicely. Aroma is vanilla coconut subtle booze. Flavor is better than aroma. Add cocoa and more bourbon. So smooth to the palate.Balanced. Beautiful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1954) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2015
Current bottle also tagged with ’Cellar 3’ - Midnight black pour with a nice tan head. Pour from a 750 mL cork n’ cage bottle. Wonderful vanilla and toffee nose with a hint of roasted malt. Thick mouthfeel, but not overwhelming. Big bourbon and oak present in the taste. Some stone fruit. Still getting some nice hops blended in with a warm bourbon character. Super yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1407) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2015
Aromas of char, coffee, dark chocolate, some tobacco. Black with a mostly lasting dark tan head. Dry, very roasty. Full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (341) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2015
Cellar 3, batch 01 bottled on 2/16/15. Pours a oily black color with a good dark mocha head. Aroma is huge, smelled it before I even meant to, notes of cherry, chocolate, bitter, graham cracker, cocoa powder, molasses, coffee, licorice, coconut, rich caramel, sweet vanilla, very woody, an almost boiled peanut note, and of course the bourbon/whiskey at the end. Taste is smooth dark chocolate, bourbon at the front, graham cracker and vanilla, cherry, coconut, molasses, oak, dry wood, fresh roasted coffee, boiled peanuts, anise. Huge beer, crazy complex, and I’m sure it will open more as it warms. Great beer, definitely worth grabbing one or two if you can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (299) - - APR 17, 2015
Bottle with the new Cellar 3 branding. Abyssal black. A layer of froth the color of graham crackers and consistency of pancake batter sits atop the stygian liquid. A quick whiff relays notes of cocoa and long-aged whiskey, sure. But give it a swirl and the nose suddenly becomes spicy -- anise, molasses, peppercorns, Fuji apple. It settles into a backdrop of smoky peanuts and charred steak. Sharp whiskey is the first to arrive in the flavor. Beneath that are defined notes of maple syrup, toasted coconut, black licorice, maybe some blackberry. Coffee-bean bitterness. Fizzles out at the finish. Much thinner body than expected, almost watery. Cotton-soft, but just too insubstantial for the style. The boisterous alcohol, however, is kept mezzo-piano. You can hardly notice it. Silva Stout is exactly what I’d expect out of a bourbon-aged version of the Double Stout, which I find a little heavy on the anise notes. Worth a try, but not a second.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
X (66) - California, USA - APR 14, 2015
750 ml bottle from Bevmo. Says "Cellar 3" on the label.Release 2015 batch 01. Awesome brew that is big on the cocoa powder with a touch of whiskey and some red fruits. I can find nothing wrong with this beer. Totally awesome

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (462) - Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2015
bomber from dusty....nose is all bourbon....mouth is the same with some chocolate...troufles...velvety....smooth deliciousness...(#449)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (872) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2015
10 oz draft pours a black color with a small white head. Aromas of cherry, coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Full bodied, awesome beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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