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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrmartin (741) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
Black pour with a thin tan head. Nose of coffee and chocolate..Smooth roasty, chocolate, dark fruit.. Well Balanced not too sweet. strong but not boozy. Very nice!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drowland (6841) - Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2013
During RBWG 2013. Shared by me from a trade and I’m blanking on who I got it from... sorry! Rich black pour with a small tan head. Really nice BA going on here - rich fudge, coconut, vanilla, wood, whiskey, and everything I like - on top of an already stellar stout. Rich BA flavor as well with that great stout underneath adding plenty of chocolate, char, and coffee. I really liked this stuff and when I met Chuck at the CBC in DC, I told him and he said they’re making way more next time around! SCORE!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1658) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2013
Dark black pour with a tan head, aroma of boozy chocolate flavor and awesome tastiness. Love it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (415) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Viscous black pour with a dense, persistent tan head. Bourbon and chocolate upfront, followed by hints of smoke, coffee, a lot of figs, raisins, and cherries. Creamy, smooth, and full-bodied - though just a hair thinner than I expected. Boozy and bourbony, with a long bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (1132) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2013
bottle. Pours black with a little rim of suds. The aroma is almost refreshing. I get a little bouron in the nose, but more dark cherries than anything, a very unique aroma. The taste is a little light on the bourbon side. A little over carbonated for me. The alcohol is hidden well. It is a good stout made better.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3013) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Near black in color; hazy and opaque. The dark tan head has moderate retention. Smells of a bourbon barrel and dark malts, but too little in the malt dept. for the level of bourbon barrel. T: dark malt; cherries; burnt wood; licorice and oak. Complex and rich, but eventually only the bourbon barrel lingers on. M: very smooth, with the feel of beer at about 6% ABV O: wood flavor and aroma from the barrel aging is a bit over the top. Just way too woody.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3963) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Sampled at Raleigh Rare and Vintage 2013. Clear darkish brown pour with almost no head. Sweet and smooth vanilla roast and balance. Really good. Not hot at all despite the abv.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3348) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle at home courtesy of Felipe. Thanks Man!!! Pour is viscous black with a grothy brown head and great lacing. Big cocoa, somewhat peaty, molasses, tobacco, roasty, earthy, and whiskey in the aroma. Taste is big tobacco, brown sugar, oak, earthy hops, somewhat grassy, bourbon, dark chocolate, and booze with a light burn on the finish. Thick/syrupy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Pretty nice stout, but a bit too peaty/boozy for me - still a sold offering and a real treat to try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9349) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
12 oz. bottle, sent from TigerBrew (thanks a lot, Cesar!), pours black with a fairly sizable brown head. Aroma of big woody oak barrel upfront, prominent bourbon, a little vanilla and some cherry-like fruitiness. Flavour of rich bourbon, sweet vanilla, woody oak, and chocolate. Dominated by the vanilla which becomes more and more pronounced the more you drink. Not cloying as the wood takes the sweetness away. Great stuff, but certainly overrated.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2232) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle from Bine and Vine: Poured a dark black liquid topped with a delicate formation of tan colored head. Aroma smells boozy which means the Bourbon barrels did this beer some justice. Aroma also has notes of dark chocolate, roast malt and mocha frappuccino. The drink follows the same path with a heavy dosage of boozy bourbon flavors that allows enough room for the wood and malts. The wood bring about an earthy yet tart almost sour taste while a notice of roasted black malts attempt to balance everything out, but I would mention that they didn’t succeed. As for the palate, there is a creamy texture but with the addition of fine carbonation levels that goes over well.


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