Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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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?
08-22-2014 01:47:39 | More by BaalDagon
3.75/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
08-09-2014 21:40:58 | More by ThisWangsChung
3.75/5 rDev -8.5%
A deep brown dark chocolate look with a big head that looks like a nice chocolate shake consistency. Heavy lasting lace.
S chocolate smell. Smell a twinge of booze. Bit of earth.
T. Chocolate theme with a roasted taste followed up with bitterness.
M. Not super thick, but full.
Overall yeah. A sipper, but good.
08-30-2014 03:11:33 | More by dakotaben
4.25/5 rDev +3.7%
Poured an opaque dark chocolate color with less than 1F in a snifter.
The aroma wafts from the glass- it's excellent, although not strong: fruit, especially fig, and chocolate.
The mouth feel is not very carbonated as expected.
The taste is stands out in this beer. Strong fig, fruit, and chocolate. Unlike other US brewed imperial stouts, there is more emphasis on the fig- fruit quality of the taste, and not chocolate.
The UK Target hops in the beer yield special qualities and bring out the fruit.
Roasted malt is brought out as the beer warms.
Overall, another excellent beer from Green Flash. Easy drinking, yet complex.
08-25-2014 00:43:39 | More by brureview
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,384 ratings.