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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4531) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2014
22oz bottle pours an oily black with some cloudy, beige head. Nose has dark fruit, malt, molasses, toast, licorice. Flavor is very sweet, malt, molasses, raisin, black pepper, prune, cola, toast. Full, sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
islay (1054) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom as part of a six-beer flight (the five other beers were served in 6 oz. pours; this one was smaller due to the high ABV). Consumed on 5-30-14. Pours dark brown with a dark reddish hue. Not as dark as is typical for an imperial stout. Small amount of taupe head. Scents of chocolate, plum, raspberry caramel nougat dark chocolate candy, molasses with spices, and spiced rum. Chocolate and rum flavors; very rummy, in fact. Molasses and brown sugar. Spicy, meaty, and pumpernickel bready in taste. A touch of coffee bean. Roasted dry finish. Very long, raisiny aftertaste; I was still tasting this beer literally for hours after I consumed it. Complex and borderline delicious flavor. I would say this is an above average beer even within its highly competitive style. It tastes like both a main course and a dessert, and it would pair well with either. Full body. Smooth and silky in the palate. Lively and has a bit of an alcohol bite, but not much. Damn good overall, and a reminder of how enjoyable a solid imperial stout can be.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (348) - CROATIA - MAR 23, 2014
Bomber, deep brown, almost black pour with a small tan head. Tastes of coffee, molasses, and toasted malt. Very good winter beer from Lift Bridge.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CJack (35) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Nitro pour at brewery. Excellent aroma is sweet with fruity raisin and booze. Taste is bitter sweet, fruity and malty, very little hops, with quick finish and decent mouthfeel. High ABV apparent throughout. Good Imperial Stout! ---Rated whilst imbibing

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (151) - - FEB 15, 2014
650ml bottle pours pitch black with a medium tan head with nice lacing. Aromas of, roasty, bread, licorice, and sweetness. Nice stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Tap at LiftBridge. Brown-black body, amber edges. Not much head to speak of. Boozy brown chocolate aroma. Kind of watery, straightforward boozy Imperial Stout. Not much depth. Chocolate, caramel, toffee. Not much hops or carbonation to even it out. Kind of hot, a little intense. Not unlike an Imperial Brown at times. Smooth creamy malt tones, not so big on the chocolate or roast.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vikingguy (793) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Black. Sticky rich malt Aroma. Taste- very rich. Coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and some moderate hops. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2330) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Sampled at RBSG. From notes. Chocolate and coffee with a decent dose of caramel and dark fermented fruits. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
RBSG 2013. I like this a little more than the BA version, I think iti s better without the bourbon barell. Still roasted malt and sweet fruit.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7085) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bomber thanks to Bob! Poured near-black with a fairly short-lived toasted beige head. The aroma picked up warm, roasted chocolate and black malts paired with molasses and just a hint of peppery alcohol.. nothing really exciting, but the balance seemed great. The flavor found rich coffee, chocolate, molasses, and vanilla notes on the decadent core with spicy pepper and dark fruity accents.. slightly more astringent roast on the back-end and finish.. almost a hint of cognac right at the end.. loved it! Heavy-bodied and buttery-smooth on the palate.. creamy carbonation.. great transitions throughout.. this was most excellent!


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