Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
12oz bottle into Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Free pour yields a 3 inch rocky tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves tons of lacing. Pours a brownish black and covers the glass in lacing.
Smell: Smooth nutty roasted malt, with a creamy coffee ice cream and pistachio tinge to it. Smokey firewood and coffee. Great.
Taste: Roasted malt up front, then a kick of resinous hops. Long, well developed finish with various roasted malt flavors. Definite woody smokiness to everything, which works really well.
Really good imperial stout. Tons of roasted malt, heavy but appropriate hop flavor (doesn't clash and tastes as woodsy as the bold malt flavors), high bitterness but not overboard, long sip-rewarding aftertaste, and enough sweetness to balance the dominant harsher flavors. Alcohol well concealed.
Mouthfeel: Full side of medium bodied. Creamy but a bit watery. Nice finish, neither dry nor heavy/sticky/sugary.
Overall: Really solid beer. Great value, competitive with Old Rasputin and other heavy hitter every-day stouts. Glad Green Flash has moved into CT. Might default to this beer in the winter if I'm not in the mood for Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.
07-04-2012 01:49:03 | More by Pahn
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured 22oz bottle into a Stone IRS snifter
Appearance: Pitch black with a one-finger mocha head with moderate retention and some lacing. Pretty typical for the style, good but doesn't stand out
Smell: Pleasant aroma with predominantly roasted malt character. Chocolate, caramel, smoke, anise, coffee. Some fruity yeast esters as well
Taste: Malt largely follows the nose, but surprisingly strong citrus hop presence breaks through the malt after a time, alongside spice. Finishes long and bitter with citrus hop flavors.
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thin for the style, medium-bodied overall. Lovely carbonation, it caresses the palate. Smooth.
Overall: An interestingly different double stout. The malt is nice but the beer is mostly notable for the big and bold hop profile in a style that doesn't often feature it. Good but not outstanding, worth coming back to now and again
06-27-2012 06:36:08 | More by Edruil
4.15/5 rDev +1.2%
Poured into a tulip. There is a nice almost two inch foamy head with a nice tan color. The body is perfectly black. The lacing is very sticky. This looks good.
The aroma has nice blend of chocolate malt with a hint of licorice.
The taste starts out with slightly sweet, creamy chocolate malt. There is a good roasted flavor in the middle, leading to a slightly hoppy finish.
This is nice and full bodied. The mouthfeel is soft and a little velvety. I really like this one. Good marks all around!
06-26-2012 03:53:31 | More by andrewinski1
4.18/5 rDev +2%
Poured from a 64 oz brown growler into a Shaker pint. Purchased at The Lodge (Hilton Head Island, SC).
A: Black and completely light-swallowing with 1-finger cappuccino colored head even with a growler pour. The head has good retention with lace sheeting the top of the glass.
S: There is a good dose of roast, coffee, and oily dark chocolate in the aroma. There is a citrusy, floral hops note as well. There isn't a bunch of dark malt complexity however.
T: This is a very good tasting brew with roast and char being most prominent followed by bitter dark chocolate and a little bit of raisin and date dark malt flavors and a touch of dark malt sourness. There is some orange-lemon citrus with floral notes on the hops side. The alcohol adds a little bit of steely bitterness. A complete IS, but you need to like roast or you will be disappointed.
M: Full body with fairly dry finish and very active carbonation for the style. Long, long aftertaste with lingering roast and hops bitterness.
O: A fine American IS that hits a ton of different spots with the flavor. It is roast heavy, and had that been toned down, I would have liked it even more.
06-25-2012 02:55:45 | More by argock
3.98/5 rDev -2.9%
Pours midnight black with light penetrating only the thinnest of edges. Head is mocha in color and near 2 fingers thick. Retention is above average, with a resulting lace that's thin but sticky.
Smell - Smells of subtle dark roast, chocolate, and a bit of heat shines through.
Taste - Starts with a touch of roasted malt, chocolate mocha and cream, then a huge citrus hop bitterness swoops in and takes control. Finishes strong with a lingering, sharply bitter citrus aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Medium to full body. For a near 9%, this goes down smooth and easy. Creamy. Carbonation lends to some crispness, along with tingly lips.
Overall - I gotta be honest, for a double stout, I was expecting deeper, more darkly roasted malt, but this kicks like your regular oatmeal with a significant boost in the amount of hops. It's good, but not the 'kick in your pants' abyss deepness I was thinking it'd be. Does well to contain the high alcohol content.
06-22-2012 06:22:00 | More by TheSixthRing
4/5 rDev -2.4%
Poured a deep black hue with a one finger frothybtan head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured roasted malts and smooth chocolate.
The taste consisted of chocolate malts, dry coffee and a touch of lactose.
The mouthfeel was full with a semi dry finish.
Overall a full flavored user friendly double stout.
06-20-2012 01:27:15 | More by plaid75
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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