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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,452 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,452
Reviews: 780
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 88
Gots: 221 | 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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Photo of BaalDagon
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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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

htdoerge, Yesterday at 03:07 AM
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4.36/5  rDev +6.3%

Bsho2113, Monday at 11:49 PM
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

fossage78, Monday at 06:26 PM
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%

Really good double stout. Nice toasted burnt malt character and hops at the end. Standard black coffee in the nose but not as much as expected in the taste. Alcohol only slightly noticeable, big carbonation, medium mouthfeel.

cambabeer, Sunday at 03:40 AM
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%

BUNZILLA, Sunday at 03:08 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Jenebauer, Sunday at 01:11 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

mdlb44, Sunday at 12:47 AM
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

studad, Saturday at 08:17 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

MaxPowers, Saturday at 07:21 PM
Photo of SurferEric
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Very good imperial stout. 2 fingers of thick foam. Piny coffee aroma. Delicious stout.

SurferEric, Saturday at 09:40 AM
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5/5  rDev +22%

Ronw, Friday at 10:28 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Ohsdrummer08, Friday at 07:39 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Steve78, Friday at 05:11 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

aagibbs, Friday at 04:28 AM
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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%

allenson21, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

wdf210, Sep 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

s_wit, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

BSUBronco, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

jeremy3311, Sep 23, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -11%

mlefebvre7, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

GregDuB65, Sep 23, 2014
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Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,452 ratings.