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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,496 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,496
Reviews: 789
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 87
Gots: 234 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

writingjesse, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

dsauter, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of mtnwesdew
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

mtnwesdew, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Jamesthebrit, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of Pintofbrown
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this stout in a nonic pint glass.

Appearance- The body is black with a little bit of brown at the edge of the glass. The chocolate milk -like head puffs to half a finger before receding quickly and barely covering the lid.

Smell- Lots of tantalizing smells coming out of this one! It is a deep sugary and smokey scent. Some chocolate, some brown sugar, and a little bit of roast, this makes up the majority of the smells. I'm also getting the slightest hints of alcohol and even dark cherries.

Taste- This is a more aggressive stout on the palate, and by that I mean it carries a little more roastiness, even smoke. And there is an inherent bitterness from this as well.

This roasted quality never really lets up, and the hints of brandy and chocolate are buried underneath. It is certainly not as complex as the nose, but still good.

Mouth feel- Green Flash's Double Stout is more medium bodied, but not very creamy. A little more heft or smoothness would have helped, especially since it errs on the side of roasty.

Overall- The beer needs a little work on the palate. If the understated chocolate and slightly fruity flavors could come forward and fight back against the forces of roast, this beer would be down right delicious.

Pintofbrown, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of longbongsilver
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Seen this brand around town for awhile. Seeing "double stout" and happening to feel in a stout mood, why not? To my apartment you go...

Pour is uber-black (of course), though fizzy around the glass. Head is chocolate milk shade, thick & sticks around firmly for the last couple cm. Smell is surprisingly absent of coffee-ish note (at least to my nose), which usually comes in with big stouts even when none is added. The scent that does show up is more along the lines of cinnamon, dark fruit, & licorice. Something different here as far as that goes, which I'm conflicted on: I like the coffee tone when it is present, but they may have a more left field sense on the taste than I'm expecting that could work out to something unique and refreshing. Only one way to find out...

Chocolate, a straight-up yet subtle deep roast in the background, plus the dark fruit suggested on the scent. The roast reminds me of like a beer equivalent of the bark on true smoked bbq -- which this would go well with, come to think of it. Goes down creamy, with only enough fizz on the tongue to remind me that it has any.

Must say, I'm impressed. Nice work, green...

longbongsilver, Sep 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

brentblack1, Sep 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

BillyTWilliams, Sep 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

HopsintheSack, Sep 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Fakexican, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Keith_R, Sep 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

DelicateDelirium, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 rodlavers
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Having this again, not nearly as good as I remember. It's good but not AS.

Poured from bottle into Founders Snifter. Thick brown or mocha two finger head; some retention on glass. Very black in color, looks a bit like motor oil. Aroma is full of roasted coffee and malt, light sweetness and chocolate. Taste is similar, but tons of roasted flavor is most present -- coffee and malt. There is a certain degree of hop bitterness that I enjoy here as well. This beer is definitely "chewy" for an imperial stout. Mouthfeel is smooth, and dangerously drinkable, no noticeable ABV. Love the beer, must try for those who like the style. Will definitely seek out again. Cheers.

rodlavers, Sep 04, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a very dark, completely black brew,. The head is a tan, soapy consistency. It's a wonderfully aromatic stout...roasted...smokey, dark fruit skins, charcoal, coffee...dates, wood, slightly burnt grain. Sharp taste: sweet, with a touch of astringency from the burnt grain...full in flavor. Some warmth, but no real alcohol note. It's a full, jagged, but very engaging brew.

Suds, Sep 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

bradcochran1234, Sep 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

stunna, Sep 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

saucy626, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

AWL, Sep 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

mfigueroa713, Sep 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Bigben0328, Sep 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

agreenman19, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Simko1209, Sep 01, 2012
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,496 ratings.