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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,412 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,412
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 87
Gots: 207 | FT: 2
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 03-17-2008)
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Photo of suminorudder
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

I had this beer on tap at The Great Lost Bear in Portland, served in a 14 OZ tulip glass.

A: pitch black when held to the light. Utter darkness. Creamy mocha colored half finger head fading to a halo around the rim and a film across the surface.

A: bitter dark chocolate up front with roasty French press coffee filtering through. Allusions of vanilla and the faintest notes of woodsy herbs.

T: taste follows the aroma very nicely, moving from one note to the next. Bitter chocolate, coffee, boozy vanilla and finish of woodsy herbs and faint notes of mint.

M: very smooth, surprisingly light and crisp. Carries its alcohol very well, though I feel slightly more body would have been more appropriate.

O: this is a very delicious beer, smooth and with complicated nuances. The drying alcohol elicited the herbal flavors very nicely, and complimented the roasted, chocolatey profile. I would definitely make this a regular, go to beer. I think this is stylisticly closer to a foreign export stout, but that's just my opinion.

suminorudder, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of BDTyre
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

Yummy! Nearly pitch black with a dark tan head. Reminsicent of motor oil mixed with cola.

Chocolates, liqueur and coffee all come through in the nose.

Rich, malty taste with slight vinous hints, strong coffee notes and traces of dark chocolate. Hops creep in every now and then, just so you know they're in there.

Very smooth, lovely stout that is dangerously drinkable at 8.8%.

BDTyre, Nov 22, 2008
Photo of Jungleyors
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

Jungleyors, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of farrago
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

Jet black and I mean jet black, like a brick of onyx. Pours an agitated two-finger head of dark brown froth, mixed of bubbles large and small, lacing mostly larger bubbles and slides off quickly. Gargantuan melted chocolate and cappuccino coffee driven nose, after that very similar toffee and butterscotch accents, hint of cherry or blackberry fruit, no hops discerned, you'll either say it has purity of purpose or is monochrome. Very full-bodied, grips the tongue like a vise, while slow to move you sense it's a choice, not because it's not capable. Tastes like three slices of German chocolate cake washed down with cafe con leche. Grape, cherry, apricot, plum fruit, much variety in this department. Roasty and toasty more than bitter, you pucker nonetheless. Consistently becomes drier through the mid-palate, suggesting the hops having more textural effect than flavor-wise. Not really "chewy" since it resists chewing on it. There's a sense of accomplishment when the glass is finally empty.

farrago, Jan 20, 2009
Photo of AdamBear
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

A-black with a nice tan head

S-chocolate covered coffee beans and grassy hops. Medium strength

T-comes in with a pretty good taste of roasted grains and chocolate cocoa beans. It's a great taste. Matching after-taste.

M-medium dry carbonation with a dry finish

O-Once again, green flash makes an amazing beer for an amazing price. This isn't something that will compare with the higher end imperial stouts but it'll definitely please you.

AdamBear, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of iheartIPA
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

Found this single 12 oz bottle at State Line Liquors in Elkton Maryland.

Pours midnight black. Not a terribly impressive head for an aggressive pour - 1.5 finger tops. Tiny golden bubbles shine in the light; clinging nicely to the glass. Pretty. Inviting.

The smell is not powerful. It takes long deep inhale to capture much of anything. I detect roasted malts and coffee. The 8.8% is nowhere to be found.

Thankfully the taste doesn't follow suit. Fairly aggressive on the tongue. Not a whole lot different from the nose, just significantly amplified. Don't recall such a flavored brew having such a muted scent. Anyway; the roasted malts and coffee are in full force and are lovely. Most surprising (and for me, most satisfying) was the hop bitterness. A very nice counterweight.

The 8.8% is there; not hidden, but an afterthought....

Very smooth, very drinkable. Overall, another quality product from Green Flash. Fast becoming one of my favorite breweries.

iheartIPA, Aug 03, 2011
Photo of snaotheus
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

12oz bottle poured into a big snifter. Bottle says "02/05/13" on it, but it's not clear to me if that's a best by, sell by, or bottled on date. Tasting it at home on 12 May 2013.

Pours black with a light tan head, fair amount of carbonation. Basically opaque. Smell is rich and roasty, a little bit of coffee. I get something slightly nutty out of it.

Taste is coffee, sweetness, more of that roastiness. Not sure I can describe what I like about it, but I do like it.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy. Overall, this is a very nice beer.

snaotheus, May 12, 2013
Photo of wvsabbath
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Black as oil, very tanish creamy 3 inch head.

Smell - Malts, barley, coffee, nuts, chocolate, hops sugar and spices, wow

Taste - Nice mixture of malts, hops, coffee and alcohol. Has a bite to it for sure. Excellent roasted sweet flavor and plenty of hops in each drink.

Mouthfeel - Very thick and long lasting. Palette is numbed from the alcohol. You get a bitterness followed by some sweetness from the hops.

Drinkiabilty - A great session beer. Too strong to drink many at one sitting. A great example from this fine brewery. If it wasnt so high in alcohol would have got a higher rating.

wvsabbath, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of htomsirveaux
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

22 oz. bottle tried 18 Mar 2009.

Poured in Celis pint glass. Very large dark brown head. Light carbonation. Dark oily brown black color. Sweet chocolate aroma, ethanol, roasty malt. Creamy mouthfeel. Like chocolate milk with a bitter mocha espresso chaser. Lactose sweetness. Bitter chocolate finish and aftertaste. Medium body. Ethanol is warming.

Good stuff!

htomsirveaux, Mar 19, 2009
Photo of KYGunner
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%

Velvet black coloring with a gorgeous glow. The head was deep dark brown with syrupy lacing and very good retention.

The scent was a dry chocolate with a touch of charred malt. Loads of marshmallow and smoky char there's a bit of coffee and toffee.

Creamy chocolate, marshmallow, charred sweet malt, a little caramel and toffee accompany a smoky coffee. The sweetness of the marshmallow and caramel malt seem prevalent and delicious.

The feel is creamy thick and full with limited carbonated sensation.

I've had this a couple of times and found this last experience to be outstanding.

KYGunner, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of SHerninko
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%

Pour of this stout is the most overwhelming frothy head I've ever seen. Big, whipped, thick & creamy. It looks like a root beer float!

The lacing & giant head calms down after a few minutes. Carbonation is higher than many stouts but not annoying.

Smell is of licorice, smoky, coffee, licorice and as it warms even more hops to balance.

Taste follows the nose. Coffee like bitterness & the hops keep it less malty. More dry on the aftertaste.

Overall a real good stout. It is a classic Cali/American double stout. Malt vs Hops balance. Not a total malt bomb. Similar to Old Rasputin.
If this was barrel aged with a touch of bourbon it could be world-class. As is, it's a wonderful example and should be tried.

SHerninko, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of benloho
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%

Wow. This was a big surprise for me. I'd heard that this was a good stout but I didn't expect it to be at this level.
A: Pours jet black. No glimpse of light through the glass. Nice creamy one-finger of tan head that sticks around.
S: I pick up vanilla, roasted malt, and smokiness right off the bat. A little bit of caramel and chocolate.
T: Just as the aroma, vanilla and chocolate, roastiness and smokiness. Really complex and a nice bitter finish that lingers that reminds me of a bittersweet bakers chocolate.
MF: Amazingly smooth and creamy. Such a full mouthfeel made me want to gulp not sip. The complexity of this beer is really working!
O: Super impressed by this Double Stout. I purchased just a single but I'm going to go grab a 4 pack so this can be in my normal repertoire.

benloho, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

tbryan5, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

JupiterJesus, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Justin8mypants
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Coffee, Malts, Chocolate. Exactly what I wanted. Really good brew with a beautiful mouthfeel. If you are craving a delicious stout, this is it.

Justin8mypants, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

mjtiernan, Oct 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Mantooth, Oct 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

TCJosh, Feb 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Arherring, Jul 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Johnny58, Jul 29, 2013
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,412 ratings.