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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (973) - 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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (609) - Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2012 bottle. It’s the color of extremely strong dark-roasted coffee. Odd aroma of sweet peanut butter, slightly oxidized malt, milk chocolate, rhubarb, and a touch of phenols. Heavy roast coffee and barley flavors lead the way followed with a solid milk chocolate tone and light bourbon. Thin body for a double stout. It has held up fairly well even with the minor oxidization.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marheb (2785) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
(En fût et en cask au lancement à la brasserie): Anis, chocolat, caramel et vanille derrière un mur d’éthanol farouche. Le corps est magnifiquement crémeux, spécialement le cask, avec une bonne dose de torréfaction et de chaleur. J’ose croire que la bouteille sera moins agressive sur l’alcool sinon ce sera un candidat idéal au vieillissement....Parce que ça en prend.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (8341) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2014
bottle, thank you pivnizub! Deep black, small beige-brown head. Woody-chocolatey nose with coffee. Loads of roasetd flavours, pleasantly sweet with hints of caramel, oakwood and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a dark brown with tan head that leaves gpod sticky lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, smoke, wood. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roast, raisin, wood, light vanilla, very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"A great beer from GF... Probably my favorite they put out. Already love the double stout, and the barrel treatment is not overdone and does nothing but imprOve on and smooth out the beer."

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4784) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Great stout. Some sweetness. Caramel, chocolate. Pours black with good head and lacing. Comes together pretty well. Good beer. Lots of roast. Light bitterness. Tap at Snallygaster.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft, Snallygaster. Small brown head with brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roast, light pepper, Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, light vanilla/Bourbon. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2659) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by someone. Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, vanilla. Tastes of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, toffee, light bourbon. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5308) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Heavy malty aroma. Starts intense malty, spicy, a bit dry, some wheaty notes. Modest earthy. All in all well balanced. Warming-malty finish. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (4520) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, yellow session. 02/05/2014. Black coloured pour with a lasting loose tan head head. Aroma is milk choc, roast, lactose sugars and light cocnut. Flavour is smooth chov, toasted coconut, caramel. Palate is chalky, medium full, very smooth. Lating choc. Very drinkable. Good shit.


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