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RATINGS: 254   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!


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2137) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (4812) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Heavy malty aroma. Starts intense malty, spicy, a bit dry, some wheaty notes. Modest earthy. All in all well balanced. Warming-malty finish. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (2921) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, yellow session. 02/05/2014. Black coloured pour with a lasting loose tan head head. Aroma is milk choc, roast, lactose sugars and light cocnut. Flavour is smooth chov, toasted coconut, caramel. Palate is chalky, medium full, very smooth. Lating choc. Very drinkable. Good shit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is dense sweet and bitter chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, dark fruits. Taste is light bitter chocolate, medium sweet bourbon, caramel, vanilla. Medium/full bodied and soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3404) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours black with a smallish tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, coffee, bourbon, and a bit of wood. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3317) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Black with beige head. Aroma of alcohol, barrel, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is surprisingly mild, chocolate, roasted notes, alcohol and some acidity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5796) - 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 (1022) - 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 (10871) - 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 (1829) - 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 (3372) - 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.


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