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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Double StoutDouble Stout

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BA SCORE
92
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2,238 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,238
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 75
Gots: 167 | 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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mcrago

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-05-2013 23:32:25 | More by mcrago
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bpasquini

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

09-05-2013 16:58:55 | More by bpasquini
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kirkse

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-05-2013 03:52:10 | More by kirkse
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-04-2013 15:46:53 | More by 604growler
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CGAR

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-04-2013 01:26:40 | More by CGAR
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beertardis

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-02-2013 21:51:41 | More by beertardis
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

09-01-2013 22:42:11 | More by Jamison85
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Bear1964

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

09-01-2013 21:30:52 | More by Bear1964
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WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

09-01-2013 12:55:06 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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RyanAU

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-01-2013 02:17:12 | More by RyanAU
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter. No bottling date to be found, but this bottle has been cellared for over a year.

A: Pours deep black. The coffee colored head settles very quickly. Wispy, jagged lines of lacing.

S: Heavy roast and char, lots of soot. Black cocoa powder and dry chocolate cake. Hopping is still very apparent even after a year in the bottle. Aggressive green and spicy hop scents, earthy wet leaves. Plum and black currant if one strains. French roast.

T: Creamed coffee, chocolate cake and brownies. The more heavily roasted malt tastes creep in with flavors of burnt crust, charcoal, and smoke. The hops have smoothed out more than the nose let on. they take on a supporting role and lend flavors of earthy leaves and mild pine needles. Plum and black currant lie deeply buried. Touch of warming alcohol. Finishes with dry chocolate cake and a touch of smoke.

M: Thick in body, though not all that weighty. Very whipped and airy in texture, delightfully creamy. Little carbonation. Prick of warming alcohol. Slight astringency. Smooth.

O: This is a very bold beer when consumed fresh. Time mellowed out the bite of the hops significantly, and the alcohol is now an afterthought. The texture in particular made this beer a delight to sip.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 22:34:13 | More by ryan1788a5
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-30-2013 01:50:54 | More by AdamP
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zombiebeergut

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-30-2013 00:03:06 | More by zombiebeergut
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-27-2013 00:20:16 | More by rydev24
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Coming in a short 12 FL. Oz. brown bottle, no freshness info. is provided on the beer label; served mildly chilled in GuldenDraak’s branded short-stemmed tulip-shaped sniffer. The beer label states “Double Stout” – “Black Ale”, which I guess means to suggest that this beer follows no specific style… hence a “Black Ale”?

A: pours a pitch black colour, coming with a very thick and frothy dark khaki head with good retention, while the carbonation level looks decent, constant but mild.
S: the aroma has upfront lightly metallic elements to pair with black malts, jammy dates, sweet vanilla, chocolate-coated coffee beans, light acidity and lively overripe pear-ish fruit esters; given a good swirl, a deep yet also 3 dimensional gristy and nutty dark maltiness with a pleasant touch of sweetness chime in, along with random notes as of leather, oat, crushed hazelnut, dark-coloured honey and even (faintly) musk fragrance.
T: smoothly carbonated, the entry shows again a little metallic edge on the side of the rather deep-flavoured, silky-smooth and not-at-all heavy gristy mixture of darker malts (presumably oat has rendered the extra smooth palate over here!); black stone-fruits and hop bitterness retreat to the place of the second fiddle, showing retrained undertones of coffee, bitter herbs, damson fruits, burned nuts, and earthy hints of English hops, before the flavour ends with a subtly spicy and mildly acidic note which lingers well in the aromatically malty finish.
M&O: the mouthfeel is wonderfully smooth, rounded, not heavy at any time, the flavour profile is sound and balanced, not like one’s usual super-charged hop bomb even in the guise of a huge wizardry black robe. Have I mentioned alcohol, by the way? If not, then it is because it’s just hidden too well… All in all, this is a delicious strong stout not in one’s “Imperial” fashion in any sense, but a rather balanced and approachable one.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 21:53:09 | More by wl0307
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep black with ruby highlights. Large head of tan foam, and some beautiful lace.

Nose is milk chocolate -- very appealing!

Taste is strong, with a big chocolate taste. There is a little char underneath it all, but it's a subtle flavor. The high ABV is masked well here, too, and this is a superb, world-class double/imperial stout. I've yet to have a mediocre beer from the top-notch Green Flash!

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 16:19:33 | More by secondtooth
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rmehughes

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-25-2013 12:21:44 | More by rmehughes
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-25-2013 11:53:57 | More by scxcrunner
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MallyOMight

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-25-2013 03:13:35 | More by MallyOMight
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radlleb

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-24-2013 04:43:26 | More by radlleb
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TheDoak

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-23-2013 20:07:12 | More by TheDoak
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rybarnes

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

08-23-2013 12:59:05 | More by rybarnes
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

08-22-2013 23:04:48 | More by tom10101
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Hopbomber

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -26.8%

08-22-2013 10:54:03 | More by Hopbomber
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-22-2013 04:04:02 | More by csfcmitchell
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,238 ratings.