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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Double StoutDouble Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,307 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,307
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 81
Gots: 187 | 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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delta490

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- impenetrably black. Big foamy khaki head lasts and leaves nice lacing.

S- mostly dark chocolate and a hint of coffee.

T- big bitter roast malt. Nice flavor but nothing defining about it.

M- smooth but not all that thick.

O- a good stout but nothing overwhelming about it

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 23:01:04 | More by delta490
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Rasmon

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-17-2013 14:24:15 | More by Rasmon
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-17-2013 02:50:01 | More by NorthSideSean
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BrewCaveDweller

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

10-17-2013 00:36:05 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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xk6m6m5x

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-16-2013 14:34:38 | More by xk6m6m5x
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jjwisenheimer

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-15-2013 04:20:54 | More by jjwisenheimer
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-15-2013 03:20:57 | More by jeff1973
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gashmoney

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

10-15-2013 01:43:33 | More by gashmoney
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Lynn

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-14-2013 03:40:49 | More by Lynn
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ianpstephens

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-13-2013 21:18:12 | More by ianpstephens
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morimech

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark black with a robust two finger head that was slow to settle to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

The nose is the weakest part of this beer. A lot of alcohol with just a hint of dark chocolate. Really disappointing aroma.

A lot of alcohol in the flavor as well. Starts off a bit sweet before the booze and roasted malt overpower it in the finish. A tad harsh and not easy to drink. Notes of coffee and bitter chocolate.

The body is not the size I expect from an almost 9% ABV beer. The carbonation is great though and makes the most of the moderate body.

I expected so much more after hearing so many positive remarks and seeing the BA score. I like my big stouts to deliver more flavor than alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 19:29:32 | More by morimech
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-13-2013 14:54:55 | More by JasonTaverner
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BeerBob

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Double Stout Black Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co. pours the darkest blackest maroon I have ever seen, ever. Head went to about two fingers of tan foam that settled down to a full carpet with ample lacing down the sides of my beer mug.

Nose was a bit metallic with whiffs of burnt bitter hops and just hints of 8.8% by volume alcohol.

This brew is not a "Stout" but rather a well done German Schwarzbier, "Black Ale". When I took this brew off of the shelf at the store, I thought that I was buying a "Double Stout"... This is straight and away a "Black Beer" with that characteristic "Kingsford® Charcoal Briquette" taste profile.

Bitter chocolate and a deep dried fig mask the alcohol content almost completely, until the after taste.

All in all, not a bad offering from the "Green Flash Brewing Co."

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 03:49:40 | More by BeerBob
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-13-2013 02:06:29 | More by scotorum
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Bassman2019

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-13-2013 01:09:54 | More by Bassman2019
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Gryphon69

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle
dated: best before 8-30-14
oversized wine glass

A- Pours a near black with a finger high head of dark mocha. ring around the glass after 3-4 minutes, nice sticky lacing.

S- Dark malts, chocolate, some coffee, hints of brown sugar, some alcohol.

T- Very strong alcohol / hops bite right up front, followed by some roasted malt, some bitter chocolate, bitter coffee. Alcohol is surprisingly overpowering throughout the drink, much more than what your nose tells you.

M- full body, creamy smooth and fizz until you swallow.

O- Average nose, and to me this bottle anyway the alcohol is overpowering any balance of the flavors, I have another that I will probably sit on for a year or so and see if it settles down some.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 00:26:05 | More by Gryphon69
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-12-2013 16:51:55 | More by DMarlinJ
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-12-2013 14:44:45 | More by NickyDee21
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-12-2013 04:15:21 | More by MichPaul
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sprague808

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-12-2013 02:38:38 | More by sprague808
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jpcarnegie

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-11-2013 02:00:53 | More by jpcarnegie
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BeerTick

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-11-2013 01:51:13 | More by BeerTick
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Illos

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-10-2013 13:52:28 | More by Illos
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-10-2013 04:10:31 | More by OKCNittany
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GatorCoop

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

10-10-2013 03:52:57 | More by GatorCoop
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,307 ratings.