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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
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2,654 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,654
Reviews: 801
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 96
Gots: 268 | 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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4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black opaque and beautiful looking stout. Has nice short beige head poured into stemless wine goblet.
Smell is char, coffee, herbal-piney hops and some dark fruit .
Taste is big char, dark chocolate and toffee bready upfront with bitter hops slamming in mid palate with a long finish and welcome alcohol burn at the end.
Well done , balanced stout . Expected nothing less from GF
Highly recommended

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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Lures on 2/21/14

A-Black color with a creamy, decent brown head.

S-Soft aromas of toffee, coffee and bread.

T-Great flavors of burned malt, with an oily addition of coffee, which turns pleasantly bitter in the end. Earthy, breadish, plum and raisin flavors

M-Mouthfeel is troughout silky, smooth, with a long ending, which adds a notable bitterness, absorbing the otherwise too present malt-sweetness. As the beer warms up, spicy hints of alcohol, still well included in the overall taste, become present. Goo carbonation

O-A great imperial stout!

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3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful thick oily black. Half finger of thin bubbly brown foam settles down into an almost iridescent dark mosaic.

A little bit of a let down. It looked like it was going to be tar thick and juicy, but the aroma is a little understated. What is there is appealing, though. Primarily the coffee and some rich chocolate. The promise is there, but...

Well, that's a little more like it. As I drink, some of that thick velvet that I was promised by the pour returns. Not as thick as I'd expected (hoped), but certainly a sight better than what the aroma offered. The carbonation features fine, piercing bubbles, because that makes sense and doesn't sound pretentious as shit. But seriously. Fine and piercing. The flavour is THIS CLOSE to being amazing. As it is, it's still pretty tasty, what with the rich rolly poly coffee beans, a touch of bakers chocolate, and a definitive sweetness about it that... about that sweetness. There's something about it. Is it the wrong shade? Perhaps a touch. Is it missing a transitional element? Maybe. I think if it were a bit thicker and creamier, or a bit less of whatever that sweet is it might meld just right. As it is it feels like it strays a little bit trying to have the best of both worlds, but needing to meet somewhere a little more in the middle.
A good beer no doubt, but feels like it could have been even better. I kind of feel like that speaks to most Green Flash I've had. Hits the spot, though, that's for sure.

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Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,654 ratings.