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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (6060) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, dried fruit and cocoa powder.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarrettB (1076) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
September 8th, 2012 - There was a long line for this brew at Greenflash’s event, likely owing to both the scarcity this beer suffered from back then, but also it’s heavy flavors and complex manufacture. Everybody loves a deep, profound beer, especially when it is the product of endless stages of processing and finagling. It’s a deep, dark beer, stopping sunlight like a hockey goalie intercepting a high-speed puck. An acrid coffee burn and the perfume of whiskey barrels slowly creeps from the top of the glass, intoxicating myself and nearby bystanders. Ethanol dominates the flavor (perhaps hinting that a little more aging could make this even better), but once that first fiery burn dissipates, the tongue is left with a warm, muscle relaxing blend of coconut, sticky whisky and the sensation of passing pain. The aftertaste is long, low, slow and boozy, with a sweetness that gets quieter and quieter until the next sip approaches. Before this brew I didn’t know Green Flash had an accomplished barrel aging program, but this shows off that they know what they’re doing with their barrels and racks.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11682) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2014
CBC. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, wood and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 020514

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2266) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - black pour with tan head. Roasted malty, chocolate,vanilla, bourbon, light wood, some dark dried and berry fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3565) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 22, 2014
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 1st Session. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of bourbon, caramel, chocolate, flavor of chocolate, bourbon, simple yet well made, full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4162) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
Tap sample at CBC 2014. Pitch black body, small off-white head. Aroma is coffee, mild licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla and hints of peanuts and wood. Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, peanuts and hints of coffee, alcohol and nougat. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice BA stout, just kinda without enough character to make it into the major league.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2526) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Tap @ CBC14-yellow. Black, tan top. Bourbony vanilla. Roasted coffee. Slight vanilla sweetness. Dry cofee. Real nice beer,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2014
[5/2/14] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. 1st session. Black with a brown head. Great aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa, roastiness, vanilla and bourbon. Sweet flavor of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, some wood and an alcoholic edge. Full thick body. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1713) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
Smakprov på CBC 2014. Smak och doft av kaffe, choklad, espresso, aningar av vanij och laktris och rostade toner. Stor sötma, bra syrlighet. Gott.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2404) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Opaque black liquid with a medium tan head. Aroma of licorice, bourbon, wood, chocolate and bread. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with notes of bourbon, chocolate and licorice. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice.


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