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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,428 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,428
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 89
Gots: 211 | 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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1/5  rDev -75.6%

berr, Mar 22, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -63.4%

rspauldi, Jun 06, 2014
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1.84/5  rDev -55.1%

Tpain518, Aug 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev -51.2%

SickNukes, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Jemonster
2.1/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A: Deep dark chocolate brown with probably the darkest tan head I've ever seen on a beer. Cloudy head.

S: Sweet malt and burnt toast.

T: THAT IS BOLD. The label isn't lying, this beer packs "flavor". For me there is too much roast character and not enough of everything else. A burnt taste like old and poorly roasted french roast coffee overpowers everything. There is some sweet malt there, but just barely, and a lingering hop bitterness at the end. I feel like I might have gotten a bad batch, there is a sour tinge. This is so burnt tasting that it's undrinkable.

M: Creamy and smooth, nice level of carbonation.

O: Can't even drink this.

Jemonster, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Markus98
2.25/5  rDev -45.1%

Markus98, May 19, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -45.1%

neckbracesub, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
2.33/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a big creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet grainy chocolate malts, licorice and some lactose and roast. Weird floral notes come out as it warms.

The flavor is sweet plasticky lactic chocolate with black licorice and a big roasted char bitter finish that lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation and a bit oily.

Overall, it just doesn't work for me. The more I sip, the less I like it. It has too many off notes for me - plastic and too much oily char that makes the black licorice unpleasant as well.

Beaver13, Sep 28, 2011
Photo of RussianImperial
2.4/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I liked the smell of this beer, lots of roasty malts and chocolate just like a Stone Imperial Russian Stout. This beer looked good , real dark with a nice mocha head. mouthfeel is like a Porter...thin, with a little too much carbination. The first I noticed was the hoppiness of the beer, I let the beer sit and warm-up a litle, the hoppiness and the carbination was still prevelent, I did not like this beer even though it looked and smelled decent.Too hoppy for a darker beer.

I would not buy this Stout again. I'll stick to Stone Imperial Russian Stout or Old Rasputin.

RussianImperial, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of HopSavant
2.48/5  rDev -39.5%

HopSavant, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of jtierney89
2.5/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Super deep brown color, close to black, very big light brown head. Super sticky. Asphault cocoa powder roasted malt and an overall earthiness on the nose.

Suprisingly light for an imperial stout. Brisk carbonation, same flavors that are on the nose, a bit of astringent coffee. Thin and burnt tasting, not really understanding the high rating on this one. Earthy bitterness that doesn't really compliment the other flavors. The one upside is you can't detect the 8.8% other than that though not a good beer. Harsh astringent and with flavors that dont meld.

jtierney89, Nov 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -39%

semaj, Oct 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -39%

tally, Sep 14, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -39%

Filabee, Apr 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -39%

CarlKnerr, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Crosling
2.58/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Dark brown nearly black color with a small, beige head of foam. Nose is awfully light smelling, mostly hop accented with some malt character but the nose overall is disappointing. It's a hoppy stout, mostly hop accented with citrus notes and lots of bitterness. Malts are a bit over roasted and unbalanced, lots of bitter chocolate and coffee ground notes, but it could show some more fruit character. Pretty brash and not a lot of complexity or overall balance.

Crosling, Jun 19, 2008
Photo of BeerBuckeye
2.68/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a dark, viscous black, very opaque. Good 2 finger mocha head that leaves a decent amount of filmy lacing.

S - Actually sensing quite of bit of dark fruits and licorice in the nose. It's a bit of a disappointment on the smell, I'm not picking much else.

T - Very sweet, lots of brown sugar and oatmeal. Fades into a bit of a coffee bitterness and milk chocolate, but it's hard to pick up. I don't know, there's something that just doesn't blend well here. It's too sweet and the balance comes too late.

M - It's smooth and creamy, which is good, alcohol is pretty much hidden.

Overall - I wasn't sold on this one. It seemed too fruity and sugary. Just seemed terribly off in the balance.

BeerBuckeye, Oct 08, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

PeakedInHighSchool, Mar 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

KevMo84, May 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

CraftBeerGuild, Dec 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

ToddBeans, May 18, 2014
Photo of Minkybut
2.93/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I poured this thick beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was really black as it should be. Very chocolate looking and the head was too for what little bit of time it was there. The smell was sweet but the taste was not. The beer had a bitter and dry mouth feel. It was thick and chewy. I do not think I will buy again.

Minkybut, Oct 11, 2011
Photo of jsh420
2.95/5  rDev -28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

pours dark brown looks black in the glass with a small tan 1/2 fingern tight bubble creamy head that left spotted lacing

smells like a milk stout coco roasted malts and a little coffee

taste is nowhere near what an impy stout should be and the taste is just ok for a regular stout - it has a bright tangy flavor maybe a mix of coffee and hops? but its not a bipa - good roast and coco flavors though

mouthfeel light thin body but has the right amount of carbonation

overall - not a stout i would buy again - will stick with the two beers green flash does well ipa and bwine

jsh420, Dec 07, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

ByMySword, May 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

Hopbomber, Aug 22, 2013
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Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,428 ratings.