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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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 (2341) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1616) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bomber from Eric - thank you! Shared by all on poker night. Black pour. Graham crackers, bourbon, marshmallow. Quite sweet - its a smore! Somewhat disappointing, perhaps it should have been aged more. 14.4

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
salvaticas (509) - - APR 25, 2015
Bottle pour, bottle from Half Time. Very chocolatey. Intense flavor but smooth body. Great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
750 cc from Whole Foods and Capone’s. Pours hazy dark black with dark brown head. Nose is heavy bourbon, oak, some cacao, blackberry. Tastes strong, bourbony, oaky, with notes of charred dark malt, blackberry, and a hot finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (389) - USA - APR 22, 2015
Poured from a bomber into a snifter darkest brown black with a tan head that laced nicely. Aroma is vanilla coconut subtle booze. Flavor is better than aroma. Add cocoa and more bourbon. So smooth to the palate.Balanced. Beautiful.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1958) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2015
Current bottle also tagged with ’Cellar 3’ - Midnight black pour with a nice tan head. Pour from a 750 mL cork n’ cage bottle. Wonderful vanilla and toffee nose with a hint of roasted malt. Thick mouthfeel, but not overwhelming. Big bourbon and oak present in the taste. Some stone fruit. Still getting some nice hops blended in with a warm bourbon character. Super yummy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1410) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2015
Aromas of char, coffee, dark chocolate, some tobacco. Black with a mostly lasting dark tan head. Dry, very roasty. Full bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (341) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2015
Cellar 3, batch 01 bottled on 2/16/15. Pours a oily black color with a good dark mocha head. Aroma is huge, smelled it before I even meant to, notes of cherry, chocolate, bitter, graham cracker, cocoa powder, molasses, coffee, licorice, coconut, rich caramel, sweet vanilla, very woody, an almost boiled peanut note, and of course the bourbon/whiskey at the end. Taste is smooth dark chocolate, bourbon at the front, graham cracker and vanilla, cherry, coconut, molasses, oak, dry wood, fresh roasted coffee, boiled peanuts, anise. Huge beer, crazy complex, and I’m sure it will open more as it warms. Great beer, definitely worth grabbing one or two if you can.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (304) - - APR 17, 2015
Bottle with the new Cellar 3 branding. Abyssal black. A layer of froth the color of graham crackers and consistency of pancake batter sits atop the stygian liquid. A quick whiff relays notes of cocoa and long-aged whiskey, sure. But give it a swirl and the nose suddenly becomes spicy -- anise, molasses, peppercorns, Fuji apple. It settles into a backdrop of smoky peanuts and charred steak. Sharp whiskey is the first to arrive in the flavor. Beneath that are defined notes of maple syrup, toasted coconut, black licorice, maybe some blackberry. Coffee-bean bitterness. Fizzles out at the finish. Much thinner body than expected, almost watery. Cotton-soft, but just too insubstantial for the style. The boisterous alcohol, however, is kept mezzo-piano. You can hardly notice it. Silva Stout is exactly what I’d expect out of a bourbon-aged version of the Double Stout, which I find a little heavy on the anise notes. Worth a try, but not a second.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
X (66) - California, USA - APR 14, 2015
750 ml bottle from Bevmo. Says "Cellar 3" on the label.Release 2015 batch 01. Awesome brew that is big on the cocoa powder with a touch of whiskey and some red fruits. I can find nothing wrong with this beer. Totally awesome

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (465) - Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2015
bomber from dusty....nose is all bourbon....mouth is the same with some chocolate...troufles...velvety....smooth deliciousness...(#449)


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