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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Silhouette™ is as dark as a moonless night. Brewed in the style of a Russian Imperial Stout, aromas of coffee, molasses, chocolate, and prune meld with an intense dark roasted character. This complex beer is rich, full bodied and will warm the senses. We will be releasing two versions of Silhouette™, barreled and un-barreled. The barreled version was brewed in 2011 and has been aged in 12-year old oak bourbon barrels. It is masterfully blended by our brewmaster Matt Hall. Look for bourbon, leather, and oak notes. The barreled version will be available from the brewery in 750ml bottles. There will be 1500 individually numbered bottles available.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14406) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out lots of hearty oats, moderate roast and a touch of coffee. Flavour is very hearty, with lots of roast and oats. A touch of coffee as well. Full-bodied and hearty. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Bomber shared by Andrew. Poured into a glass coffee cup b/c I am moving tomorrow. I don’t get a head but its a very brown colored beer but not black. Aroma is a little sweet brownie, light brown syrup malts. Flavor has a bit of overused malts character, just tired light autolysis. Well attenuated, no hops popping in, a malty, lightly chocolate, low roast imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2872) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2016
22 oz bottle poured. Bottle #1061, 2016. Picked up from France44. Pours black with a cream foam tan head. Aroma is a doughy, roasted malt. Flavor is smooth, short sweet, and a dark chocolate. Solid imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2016
22 oz. bottle via trade. This one exploded. 2015 vintage barely tapped while setting down while organizing my cellar. Glass went in all directions. I poured what was left. It’s a cloudy brown with a big tan head that settles into a bubbly ring. Mellow chocolate, nuts, brown sugar, leaves and florals, dried fruits like dates and figs, earth, ash, and metal. Medium-bodied, with medium soft carbonation and a smooth, sweet, faintly fruity and bitter mouthfeel. It’s a bit weird. Perhaps some still overactive yeast. Frustrating.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (649) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bomber shared at tasting. Dark brown pour. Nice chocolate malt aroma. Taste follows. Very smooth and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smoothsippin (48) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Pours dark with a beige head. Chocolate on the nose, a little toasty too. Mouthfeel is full bodied. Somewhat bittersweet on the swallow with a pleasant lingering. Overall a good representative of the style. Might cellar this and see how it tastes down the road.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (4208) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Thanks Peter. Nose is very chocolate with a list of boost initially. Taste is like a marshmallow with soft caramel on the tongue. Great.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dankerickson (6) - - FEB 2, 2016 does not count
Medium Coffee/chocolate malt aroma with slight alcohol warmth. Medium low to medium coffee flavor with low alcohol warmth. Very deliciously balanced. Initial sweetness with a slight alcohol finish. This is a terrific beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Keg @ Lift Bridge. Deep brown with a creamy tan head. Ashy nose. Toasty malt. Mild coffee creamer. Rocky road fudge. smooth, well integrated flavors. Oily espresso. Mild acidity. Sweet cookies and cream. Fudgesicle . Dry finish. Oily and substantial. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (889) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Bomber shared with the regular crew...nose is chocolate and coffee...taste is roasted malt chocolate coffee and dark berries...very enjoyable brew..


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