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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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92
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2,596 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,596
Reviews: 794
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 91
Gots: 252 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 03-17-2008)
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Photo of BaalDagon
5/5  rDev +22%

I cannot speak highly enough about this double stout! If you are looking for a mature, refined adult beverage for your discriminating palate... I highly advise and heartily encourage this one! I would go on about all the usual reviewing points, but where would that leave your adventurous expectations?

BaalDagon, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Re-review. 12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours an almost perfectly pitch black color. The head is two fingers high, with a khaki shade. Retention is quite good, and some lacing sticks to the glass.

S: Yep, I'm loving all the dark chocolate in this. There are additional twinges of dark fruits, graham cracker, and caramel, all balanced by a slightly piny touch. Not hugely deep, but still a really nice nose.

T: It starts off just like the nose indicated - dark chocolate, graham cracker, caramel, and dark fruits come through vividly. The finish, however, is quite bitter with tones of roast and tobacco-like hops. There's also a kiss of alcohol I didn't quite expect (I'm so used to beers in the 9% range covering the booze perfectly), too. The booze gives it a nuancing touch of dark fruit, creating a reasonably complex yet dry imperial stout.

M: It starts off with a full, sweet feel; but it finishes dry and hoppy. It's one of the few dark beers I'd call refreshing - and that's a great thing. There isn't a lot of carbonation, instead relying purely on the dryness to cleanse the palate. And it works.

O: The tale of two stouts: one sweet and desert-y, the other bitter, dry, and almost refreshing. This is a manly drink: big, bitter, and even a touch harsh. But in a good way! I could totally imagine Catherine the Great (read: the manliest Czar ever, so manly she was a woman) drinking something like this while being boinked by Denis Diderot.

3.75/5: Very nice old-school imperial stout

ThisWangsChung, Aug 09, 2014
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Photo of OldRickSputin
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It's fine- nothing exceptional though. But try it for yourself, I can't see anyone DISLIKING it!

It's pretty weak on every level compared to the top tier American Double Stouts. Certainly smells great...but I rate beers primarily based on taste. And it's very good - not great.

It's thin, but there's no astringent aftertaste.

Thin lacing didn't hang around too long.

I think it might have more "mass appeal" than a RIS or something with a 10% + ABV.

The 4-pack I purchased was reasonably priced.

Green Flash has a lineup of some pretty unique beers, and this is certainly one of them.

OldRickSputin, Nov 19, 2014
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Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,596 ratings.