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RATINGS: 219   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattH (608) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Sampled at Green Flash Brewery. Aroma is strong cocoa nibs. Taste is very sweet with notes of cocoa nibs, prunes and figs. Body is heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1202) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Pour is black with dark caramel colored head. Nose is bourbon and strong wood, lightly chalky with a chocolate cake batter behind and notes of caramel. Taste is woody and some bourbon, less of the cake batter, more along the dry bakers chocolate line, still a touch chalky, full body, well carbonated, and semi dry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zach8270 (3219) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2013
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark black pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is big and roasty with lots of chocolate and some light fruit notes mixed in. The bourbon aging adds a nice vanilla and oak sweetness to the mix. Flavor is amazingly smooth. Tons of chocolate and roasted malts with a sweet bourbon flavor at the end, leading to a sweet and smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (633) - - MAY 31, 2013
Black pour, tan head that disappears. Nose is raisins, figs, vanilla, barrel, cocoa. Taste is bitter chocolate, bourbon barrel, vanilla, wood, raisins, a touch of prunes, egg cream. Dry oaky finish. Medium body, almost bordering on thin, which detracts from the otherwise syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (2850) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle at VT share. Pours pitch black with medium mocha head. Thick soapy lace. Smooth notes of dark cocoa, creamy malt, vanilla, coffee, hops, and barrel. Carbonation was medium. Body/mouth was a little full. Balanced stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5114) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2013
36cl (2nd batch), new exclusive American brew Anno 2010, thx to Stawn!, very complex Stout, woody/roasted and slightly fruity/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (3898) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle 12 oz tnx to Sean. Pours pitch black with a creamy diminishing brown head leaving laces. Aroma is chocolate coffee vanilla a byt sweet fullbodied nice touch of roasted malts. Flavor is velvety lan not too heavy but drinkable, nicely bitter dark chocolate a bit acidy coffee has some astringent barrel touch vanilla and towards the end some pungent touch with the biiter dark chocolate. Finishes bitter chocolate roasted and dry with a nice touch of tobacco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1047) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Black pour, minimal head. Can smell the bourbon in this easily. But there is something underlying i havent had in a good bourbon stout, kind of an astringent sour funk to it. Lasts long on the aftertaste. Kinda turned me off on this one. Otherwise has all the big bba stout notes. But doesnt compare to the big boys like bcbs and blacknote.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1462) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle.. Thanks Hamilton! Pours black with health tan head. Big fudge and vanilla nose. Taste is thick chocolate and coffee ash. Vanilla barrel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle from trader, pitch black pour with a great tan colored head. Outstanding aroma of barrel, lots of dark fruit, almost some grape, nice booze backing. Taste is some barrel, bit of chocolate and some dark fruit, killer woody finish, wish the body was a bit thicker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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