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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,374 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,374
Reviews: 771
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 88
Gots: 200 | 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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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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.

08-09-2014 21:40:58 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Nitty703

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-28-2014 02:33:41 | More by Nitty703
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gregisvern

Arizona

4.48/5  rDev +9.3%

08-27-2014 23:06:00 | More by gregisvern
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malfunxion

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-27-2014 05:27:38 | More by malfunxion
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Nate139

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +12.2%

08-25-2014 23:42:47 | More by Nate139
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holmesmi

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +12.2%

08-25-2014 22:14:31 | More by holmesmi
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30helens

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-25-2014 21:37:17 | More by 30helens
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green_plastic

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-25-2014 19:19:00 | More by green_plastic
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Coomanator128


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-25-2014 03:15:45 | More by Coomanator128
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured an opaque dark chocolate color with less than 1F in a snifter.
The aroma wafts from the glass- it's excellent, although not strong: fruit, especially fig, and chocolate.

The mouth feel is not very carbonated as expected.

The taste is stands out in this beer. Strong fig, fruit, and chocolate. Unlike other US brewed imperial stouts, there is more emphasis on the fig- fruit quality of the taste, and not chocolate.
The UK Target hops in the beer yield special qualities and bring out the fruit.

Roasted malt is brought out as the beer warms.

Overall, another excellent beer from Green Flash. Easy drinking, yet complex.

08-25-2014 00:43:39 | More by brureview
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-23-2014 16:37:25 | More by Woodman70
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GeoChase90

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-23-2014 06:57:12 | More by GeoChase90
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kimyack

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +8.3%

08-23-2014 00:52:26 | More by kimyack
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erikhovenkamp

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.8%

08-22-2014 22:37:52 | More by erikhovenkamp
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beoirific

New York

4.16/5  rDev +1.5%

08-22-2014 13:02:03 | More by beoirific
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AngeloStout

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-22-2014 11:15:13 | More by AngeloStout
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BaalDagon

Tennessee

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?

08-22-2014 01:47:39 | More by BaalDagon
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-22-2014 01:14:18 | More by Mdodge8837
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HawaiianSteel

Hawaii

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

08-21-2014 21:45:04 | More by HawaiianSteel
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Jungleyors

Spain

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

08-21-2014 20:03:04 | More by Jungleyors
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KadeWilliamson

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-21-2014 05:38:46 | More by KadeWilliamson
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Tpain518

New York

1.84/5  rDev -55.1%

08-21-2014 00:07:04 | More by Tpain518
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pvivalo23

Florida

4.16/5  rDev +1.5%

08-20-2014 01:55:10 | More by pvivalo23
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Gdirt

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-19-2014 23:26:31 | More by Gdirt
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-18-2014 00:01:00 | More by LuckyJohn
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Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,374 ratings.