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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,423 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,423
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 88
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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

RMoeNay, Dec 01, 2012
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TheRealDBCooper, Nov 16, 2011
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Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the <a href="http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2743/41626">Green Flash Double Stout</a> from Green Flash Brewing Company.
Score: 91

12 oz tap pour served in a St. Bernardus Watou chalice/goblet glass at the Lincoln Park beer geek bar The Local Option. The picture I took at the bar came out horribly, so I am using a stock photo from a liquor store's website.

Appearance: Pours a totally opaque jet black color with just under a finger of creamy tan/mocha head that settles into a thick ring around the glass and bubbly clump in the center. Average lacing. 4/5

Smell: Burnt/roasted chocolate, dark fruit and light coffee. A very pleasant smelling stout, but nothing unique or overly complex. 4/5

Taste: This is a very chocolate-forward beer. Tons of roasted/burnt chocolate flavors throughout. A nice blend of bitter dark and sweet milk chocolate coat the palate. Increasing amounts of raisin/fig/dark fruit sweetness on the mid-palate as the beer layers. A little alcohol is noticeable (8.8% ABV), but the booziness is not "hot" -- just detectable. Finish is lingering bitter, unsweetened dark chocolate, with an increasing amount of fig flavor as the beer layers. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter for most of the beer. Halfway through the glass, the finish stays dry, but becomes bittersweet.

Overall: A very solid imperial stout that I could easily see myself returning to again. While it's not innovative or standout in any regard, the Green Flash Double Stout is a delicious chocolate-forward stout. My only gripe is the detectable alcohol, though there was not enough booziness present to ruin the beer. There was enough, however, to warrant grading down the taste rating from 4.5 to 4.0 between first impression and last sip.

Recommendation: A solid chocolate-forward beer for malty stout lovers, and a good starter imperial stout for casual beer drinkers.

Food pairings: Steak.

Cost: $7 for a 12 oz tap pour or $10.99 for a four pack of 12 oz bottles.

jegross2, Dec 31, 2011
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PortLargo, Oct 20, 2012
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bigbeers84, Dec 09, 2013
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tclapper, Dec 17, 2011
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OnryAndMean, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

IdrinkGas, Apr 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

maizymouse, Nov 16, 2013
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CGAR, Sep 04, 2013
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Harkrank, Jun 30, 2013
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Immortale25, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber, split with a few co-workers.

Appearance: Black in color (what else?) with a frothy three finger head that leaves behind sheets of lace as it settles. Nice looking stuff - better head retention than most big stouts.

Smell: Unsweetened cocoa, molasses and roasted barley. Very muted overall - it takes quite a bit of sniffing to pick anything out.

Taste & mouthfeel: Very roasty and bready with a subtle molasses-like sweetness. Nice and thick on the palate, but not overly strong in flavor. Only semi-sweet, this isn't a dry beer per se but it is very balanced. The finish is moderately hoppy with a pleasant resiny bitterness mixing nicely with the roasted notes.

Notes: A good brew, but it does strike me as being slightly one-dimensional.

largadeer, Jun 12, 2008
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep and opaque - a little hint of ruby highlight peeks out of the bottom of the snifter, but otherwise, it can't get much darker. Head is a light brownish, quite creamy and pleasant.

S: Coffee grounds - like a pot of coffee brewed and then given just enough time to cool down. A little hint of an ester fruity sweetness, though I'd struggle to suggest which fruit precisely.

T: A roasted malt with coffee ground notes again, a little hoppiness slips itself in there for an added flavour - not something I typically detect in such stouts.

M + D: A 'robust medium body.' Not full, rich and creamy, but it has presence. A rather unique flavour works well with this feel, and makes for an intriguing drink. A nice effort on the style - I'd get more.

Proteus93, Oct 11, 2008
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Mish, Apr 19, 2013
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1FatJ, Sep 11, 2013
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elkinbrown, Aug 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Fl Oz Bottle poured at home into a Westmalle chalice on 4th Oct 2012.

Black bodied beer, with a full, dark tanned creamy head. the head sadly soon fell away to a wisp and collar.

Burnt ground coffee and roasted malt loaf type smell, add some dark chocolate and some walnuts: that is the nose I detected.

The taste follows the aromas but with a drier, bitter feel. The hop content comes into its own in the flavours once the beer hits the back of the mouth: this adds some balance and calms down the malts a little, giving the beer a semi-kick and prevents it being too smooth or rich feeling in texture.

I liked it: another Californian I'd happily have again.

BlackHaddock, Oct 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

BayouBengal1537, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

cdog707yo, Jul 14, 2014
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,423 ratings.