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RATINGS: 218   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 12, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark reddish/brown/black with a small, dense, creamy tan head. Big aroma of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, wood and alcohol. The flavor is loads of semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt with some tanic wood and bourbon heat. Full body with a soft carbonation and a long, warming finish. I really like this beer, it has a big bourbon presence but still drinkable and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (12759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks to TimE. Pitch black - brown head. Bourbon, high bourbon, young bourbon, high coconut, wooden, sweetness, sticky sweetness, burned, licorice, light hoppy, wooden tartness, light smokey notes, oiley, coffee, dark chocolate. Lots of a lot of things... but mainly sweetness and bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hapjydeuce (922) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Backlogged rating from 2010, OBriens Barrel Night. I had been looking forward to trying this for some time. Oily black with a killer bourbon and chocolate malt aroma. Awesome barrel character throughout with a robust flavor. Everything maintains balance. Saucy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (9651) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
Bottled. PB coloured. Dense brown coloured. LIqourice, sweetness, marzipan, coffee, roast in aroma. Flavou rof coffee, roast, sweetness, marzipan, spice etc. medim to full bodie.d sweet and spiced end. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10607) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
dark brown, smooth brown head. very nice roasted grains, coffe , dusty aroma. flavor is licorice , roasted grains, spicy note. very nice but a little too herbal-licorice ’ish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Theis. Pours dark brown to black with a creamy and tan head. Aroma is dark malty and chocolate. Dark breadish. Dark malty and toffee liqourice caramelish. Lasting dark liqourice and dark caramelish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Theis. Pours a pitch black with a dense light brown head. Intense sweet chocolate and licorice allsorts in the nose. Solid body, carbonation is a little low, hard roast malts and lots of vanilla and oak - chocolate too. A little malt bitterness in the finish. Nice one. 050111

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8539) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, well-tanned head. Terrific retention. The bouquet is a whirlpool of dark chocolate, coconut, vanilla, bourbon, pouch tobacco and blackstrap molasses. Full-bodied with a motor oil mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor is bittersweet tobacco, blackstrap, deeply roasted malt and Cuban mocha. Lengthy, scorched, bittersweet finish. World class beer provided by giarcsr!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2011 My beer of the year 2010. Bottle. Black with a thin soft brown head. Aroma of thick chocolate mud soaked in bourbon. Only need one sip and then can pull more and more from the teeth and gums. Thick delicious chocolate fudge, licorice and bourbon. WOW!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - DEC 28, 2010
Maltesers! Sweet Creamy beer with a good layer of Bourbon. Rich. A little too much bourbon and sweetness at times for me, but otherwise truly top drawer. Like the vanilla and slight woody notes too. Very much like drinking an alcoholic double malt chocolate milkshake with a measure of bourbon thrown in! Thanks to PeteinSD for this one!

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