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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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92
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2,591 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,591
Reviews: 794
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 89
Gots: 252 | 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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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?

BaalDagon, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

3.75/5: Very nice old-school imperial stout

ThisWangsChung, Aug 09, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.49/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It's fine- nothing exceptional though. But try it for yourself, I can't see anyone DISLIKING it!

It's pretty weak on every level compared to the top tier American Double Stouts. Certainly smells great...but I rate beers primarily based on taste. And it's very good - not great.

It's thin, but there's no astringent aftertaste.

Thin lacing didn't hang around too long.

I think it might have more "mass appeal" than a RIS or something with a 10% + ABV.

The 4-pack I purchased was reasonably priced.

Green Flash has a lineup of some pretty unique beers, and this is certainly one of them.

OldRickSputin, Nov 19, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Techichi, Nov 18, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

In the aroma is intense, grainy molasses with savory, mesquite-like smokiness and a sweet chocolate undertone plus freshly ground coffee after a couple minutes. The light brown head is dense and frothy and leaves loads of lacing; the body is black and opaque. It is rich and strongly flavored with tart, husky maltiness; some light fruitiness is briefly detectable. The flavor soon mellows out and becomes more like old coffee backed by sweet, grainy malt with a bitter cocoa finish. It is full-bodied and velvety with a little carbonic bite and some alcohol warming.

Complex and intense, delicious and satisfying. Its character changes over time without becoming less enjoyable. The aroma is appetizing with molasses and mesquite, chocolate and coffee. And there is lots of rich, silky malt in the flavor along with hints of coffee and cocoa.

fipoceilz7, Nov 18, 2014
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Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,591 ratings.