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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,298
Reviews: 767
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 79
Gots: 184 | 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:
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(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 03-17-2008)
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Photo of JMad


4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque black with a thick rocky coffee colored head. Smells sweet and dark chocolatey, there are also some fruity notes in the background that make the beer very appetizing. Bittersweet dark chocolate dominates the taste buds with some coffee and herbal hops. The beer is thick and silky with moderate carbonation and a dry finish but seems to thin out mid-swallow. This is a top notch stout and I could drink a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 01:35:13 | More by JMad
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-30-2012 01:31:36 | More by Budd0x
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-30-2012 01:17:22 | More by MikeConklin
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New York

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

L - black brew with a huge tan head that settled down leaving streaks of thick lacing on the glass.

S - cocoa, coffee and a hint of licorice.

T - everything that the aroma is comes together in a flavorful way.

F - full bodied, thick and creamy.

O - a good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 23:31:23 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-29-2012 23:27:48 | More by Ash
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4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had on-tap at Pazzo's in Lexington, KY.

The beer pours black in color with an impressive mocha head. Can't get a real feel for the appearance since it came in a cold pint glass from a bar.

Intense roasted malt and coffee aromas to this. Plenty of dark chocolate aromas. hint of smoke & licorice. sweet notes as well.. perhaps brown sugar.

The roasted malt flavor is powerful with a hop note. Strong coffee and dark chocolate flavors with a bit of licorice. Lots of sweet milk chocolate on the end. This is exactly what I've been looking for in a stout... strong on the malts & hops that doesn't crowd out the sweet notes. Perfect!

Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Interesting that it wasn't fuller considering the ABV & all the flavors going on.

O: An outstanding stout. perhaps my favorite to date. Green Flash is a strong brewery that keeps kicking out great beers.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2012 17:33:36 | More by haddon
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

04-29-2012 01:36:19 | More by AdamV481
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-28-2012 03:03:11 | More by GTB
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-27-2012 16:33:32 | More by Lob
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-27-2012 00:11:36 | More by HurricaneCamille
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-26-2012 20:44:49 | More by belguinyeast
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-26-2012 12:41:09 | More by mungus
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-25-2012 00:51:42 | More by erlenmeyer
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3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Inky black colour with a big, cream, brown head. Fair head retention. Some lacing.

Rich, mildly sweet chocolate. Hints of coconut and coffee. Alcohol. Nothing amazing but quite nice.

Oddly fruity with a light herbal note. Some chocolate, alcohol and berries. I don't really get it.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Fine.

This isn't a bad beer but it is overly fruity and lacking complex roast malt and chocolate for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 13:00:43 | More by dgilks
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-24-2012 01:18:32 | More by flayedandskinned
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-22-2012 06:42:29 | More by mychalg9
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

04-22-2012 01:52:54 | More by jk3
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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich, roasty stouts: the beer man’s alternative to coffee in the morning. Plus, it’s Saturday, so why the hell not?

To the breakfast of champions – cheers!

A: I’m loving the head on this one: it begins with a full half-inch of brown cream, and stays put for a while. Retention finishes out as a pattern of dark tan bubbles, like the bottom of a glass of chocolate milk, lined with intricate swirls of sandy fizz. Wet pockets of oily lacing line the glass, above the dark chocolate body that lays as thick as molasses. It has a very nice black coffee presence, but with the brightening contrast of a cappuccino-colored head.

S: Toasted barley, mocha, chocolate truffles, brownie batter, and just-used coffee grounds swarm the senses in waves at first – so pleasant, spectacularly smooth in their sweetness yet wonderfully rich in their roastiness. It’s Founders Breakfast Stout with more chocolate and less coffee, giving this one a creamy complexion. Getting a secondary performance from charcoal, woody alcohol, caramel-covered apple, tart cherry puree, and a light hop juiciness that’s hard to put a finger on (though it still makes some noise in the profile). This nose is a sensation of creamy goodness, but with a kick of beautiful complexity.

T: Front-end acidity empowers this brew with powerful coffee tastes and hop oils, drying it out just enough to make the chocolate tastes a welcome reprieve. Once they hit, though, it’s still pretty dry: the chocolate is a cocoa and chocolate malt taste, and it’s accompanied by pancake batter, roasts, earthy vanilla bean, and hickory-smoked umami. Alcohol astringency is present, but only for a moment (which seems to be a perfect representation of the 8.8% ABV). It ends on a note of pepper and thick, grainy bread, with a touch of raspberry and dry citrus rind. The hop presence is a prickling yet delicate, with all the flavor of a British pale; it’s unique and well-executed.

M: Surprisingly watery, with the smoothness of, once again, something British. It does have some chalky quality that Americanizes it a bit, though it still satisfies with its creamy drinkability.

O: Double Stout is quite a different animal than I expected, especially after my long night yesterday with Doris (THE DESTROYER); that said, I really like it. It’s well-balanced beer, with a nose you’d just love to swim around in and a palate that hits the spot without overdoing anything. I’m not sure I’d age this one, but I definitely would take a few more bottles – and happily, at that.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 16:28:54 | More by BarryMFBurton
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-21-2012 09:27:08 | More by Devi0us
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-20-2012 02:52:52 | More by jpbborba
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours pretty much black with a 2 finger tan head.

S - Coffee dominates with roasted malt and dark chocolate lingering.

T - I can't tell which is the winner here, the dark chocolate or the coffee. They both come in spades and in waves. A slight sweetness and roasted malts are there to balance everything out.

M - Creamy with great carbonation. Finishes dry on the palette.

O - All the elements I described above come together for a great beer! If you love the battle of coffee and dark chocolate in a beer, then this is for you.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 22:40:35 | More by cvm4
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

04-19-2012 21:58:39 | More by JustinWhipple
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New York

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: opaque black with rich dark head, 3 fingers thick; head settles and pales while it warms

S: cocoa coffee roasted malt

T: wallop of chocolate and coffee infused with anise; the chocolate tastes remain firm, while the others become secondary

M: creamy/milky, slight sting of alcohol

O: really good stout; mildly dry milky finish to this softly sweet beer adds nice character

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 23:39:29 | More by Greywulfken
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

04-17-2012 20:52:21 | More by theminutemen
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-17-2012 13:13:28 | More by LordVodka
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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