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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   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!


dnstone's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2649) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Super-heavy overall in the hourbon department, but I don’t mind that so much! Aroma = Bourbon. Taste is chocolate cake soaked in bourbon with vanilla, toasted coconut and wood tones. Black in color of course with tan head. Could the boubon be dialed back a little to taste more of the underlying beer? Yes, but I still love it just how it is. Notes: Bottle from my friend Joe who was visiting San Diego and picked it up at the brewery upon release. Also sampled some with Shaun Hill, who happened to have a bottle arrive in the mail when we were visiting the brewery.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (798) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 24, 2016
Tapped at the brewery. Pitch black color. Beige head. Epic aroma of cherries and red wine. Taste of chocolate, cherries, espresso, dark chocolate, red wine, cherries. Boozy. Medium body. Excellent !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (1237) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2016 750ml Feb 2015 bottle shared with brother, thanks for the share. Aroma: intense oak, vanilla with a hint of cherries and chocolate. Also kinda boozy. App: dark brown with small mocha head leaving great lacing. Taste and palate: full body, really creamy, finish is extremely dry with a subtle acidity and with a warning alcohol feeling. Overall: gotta love oaky beers as this is extremely oaky and dry. Great beer with this steak. Not too sure if drank alone it would be as good. Alcohol feels really strong and not a big fan of acidity in imperial stouts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5589) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2016
750ml bottle from Blue Dog. Poured a deep medium density, Tootsie Roll brown, with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma of bourbon, burnt toast, dark chocolate, burnt vanilla. Flavor of bad vanilla, dark fruit juice, bourbon, dark toast, bad dark chocolate and booze.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388 (3205) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2016
750ml c&c bottle shared by Dave. Pours black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak barrel, caramel, chocolate, earth, and hints of dark fruit. Taste mimics the nose, with tart Dark cherry notes in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 3, 2016
2015 bottle from Stateline... Silva stout Cellar 3, batch 1. Popped the cork, huge bourbon nose. Monster khaki colored head with a black body. Lacing left on the snifter...Taste is roasted malts, light coffee note, bourbon makes its presence known in the aftertaste..., throw in some vanilla and oak...Classic barrel aged stout, but well balanced for a beer that sat in barrels for 18 months. Surprised since the nose was all bourbon. Body is silky smooth, easy drinker for a beer that is 10%. Overall great beer at a great moment.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wombat23 (687) - Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Draft at the source on 7/2/2016. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, toffee, and oak. Taste follows nose. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, licorice, bourbon, dark chocolate, and roasted malts.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
On tap at brewpub. A black ale with a resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, wood, caramel. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, wood, loads of vanilla, roasted hazelnut. Finish is wood, bourbon, liquor. Medium to full body, velvety and oily mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation. Little masterpiece of a beer, here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle 355ml. Pours black with medium beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, molasses, fruits. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt, caramel. Palate: Full bodied, soft carbonation. Overall: Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2717) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Sampled from bottle at THT May. Black with tan head. Roasted chocolate malts, oaky, big vanilla and bourbon. Medium sweet, light bitter. Medium body, quite dry, near flat.


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