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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (865) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
bottle. Pours pitch black with small head. Aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Taste is coffee, roasted, chocolate, nice. Very nice stout.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2392) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
Draught sample at CBC 2015. Black with a dense, tanned head. Roasted aroma with chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla, wooden notes - Bourbon barrel. Taste is sweet-roasted. Full body, oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes lasting roasted with lingering chocolate and bourbon barrel. Excellent Stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2528) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Black pour. Thick brown head. Painted on lacing. Chocolate, fig, bourbon, coffee nose. Taste is plum, figs, turbinado, coffee. Finishes slightly warm, but very delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (432) - South Gate, California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
P: Completely black with a two finger brown head. S: Tobacco, bourbon, wood, leather and hint of alcohol. T: Very dark fruit forward, bourbon, tobacco, a touch of molasses, and black licorice. M: Softly carbonated, its full body but doesnt feel to heavy/thick. O: A little different but my bottle tasted great, balance without hiding the bourbon.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
furthur (357) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle, ultra black beer, big, sticky oatmeal colored head, awesome lace. Aroma is balsamic vineagar, raisin, cherries, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, cookie dough, dried plums, roasted barley, brown sugar. Taste is molasses, vanilla, brown sugar, cherrie pie filling, salt, coffee, bourbon. This is a bit sweet, but the salty, coffee finish is almost dry. Palate is thick and smooth, carbonation subdued. If this were a bit drier...it could almost be a 5.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
This is a monster. Black thick pour from 22oz bottle at Lakehouse. Huge Carmel and sweet aroma. Super rich taste. Massive Carmel cocoa and milky taste. Very complex. It's good. A lot going on here almost confusing

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6737) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2015
draft at Blue Monk, Medium bodied black pour, dark tan head. lotsa of roast, dark chocolate, medium bourbon/vanilla,burbt coffee. a little thin but good

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
poisoneddwarf (1911) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2015
750 ml corked and caged bottle, 2015 vintage (bottled 3 months ago). Rating #1900. Aroma consists of dark fruit, raisins, oak, caramel, coconut, chocolate, vanilla. Pours opaque black with a thick tan head that falls after a couple minutes. Taste is licorice, alcohol (not too harsh, but noticeably warming), coffee, roasty and savory along with all aroma descriptors. Really nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (838) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Tap at CBC15! Nice pitch black beer with a brown head. Aroma has cocoa, roasty malts, plums coffee. Pretty fruity coffee. Slight bourbon. Taste is sweet and fruity, but not very intense. Great balance though. Would probably do better outside this festival! Full body, average carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1717) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Deep brown pour. Nose of fudgey brownie, caramel sauce, light roast malt and coconut/soft bourbon. Flavor is chocolate, mild dark fruit, and light bourbon/toasted coconut/oak. Very smooth with some alcohol. Smelled somewhat better than flavor, but solid.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
drfabulous (4623) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2015
From a bottle poured at All Tech Fest at Green Flash booth. I’ll have to rerate this at some point because this bottle threw off big vinegar notes with the chocolate. Must have been a bad bottle.


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