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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1978) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bomber from Eric during the 4th weekend family get-together. 2015 bottle number 1702. Cola colored pour, tan head. Aroma has sweet caramel, molasses, light tar and cocoa. Taste is of bakers chocolate, light espresso, caramel and molasses. Full.bodied, quiet nice. A little alcohol. Finishes bitter and sweet. Big fan of a solid brew from a brewery Eric talked up. 15.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (984) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a thin medium to deep brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is roasty, touch of coffee, chocolate. Flavor has a bitter roastiness to it, with a hint of cocoa. A bit thin, but overall very nice. Thanks Drew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4554) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with an average tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and some dark fruit. Finish is dry and somewhat bitter. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle:   Black, thin to moderate frothy brownish head, little lacing.   Seems to have a soft hop and roasted malt aroma.   Certainly Stout like.   Perhaps a touch of sweetness.   Fairly smooth, good balance, sweet roated malts, some cocoa, graham cracker, with a very soft but not bitter hop background.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Soft finish, roasted, sweet, graham cracker, a touch of soy, soft hop.   Nothing out of whack, nothing extraordinary, but a solid example of an Imperial Stout.   I like that its not overly hopped or acrid/acidic.   Nice!   Thanks Bob!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6355) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
islay (1712) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2015 Initial rating: 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. 8/3/9/4/17=>4.1 Second rating: 3.5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom in Stillwater, Minnesota. Consumed on 1-29-15. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue, lighter than most imperial stouts in color. Small amount of taupe head. Produces pretty good lacing. Coffee and chocolate-covered raisin scents. Malty aroma. Nice but not overwhelming smell. Sweet flavor. Tastes like ground coffee beans with generous helpings of brown sugar. Also, baked beans, raisins. Quite bitter finish and aftertaste. Powerful flavors. Medium to full body. Smooth in the palate. Lively enough. Not great palate effects, especially for the style. Overall, this is a darn good beer but roughly average within the imperial stout style. 7/4/8/3/15=>3.7 Combined score: 8/3/8/4/16=>3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1058) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CJack (48) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (326) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5270) - 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.

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