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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Double StoutDouble Stout

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Ratings: 2,417
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 87
Gots: 207 | 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 chippo33
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

chippo33, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of Mitchster
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%

$2.59 for a 12oz bottle @ Siciliano's. Brewed with "golden naked oats mashed with dark crystal and robust roasted malts"
8.8% ABV, 45 IBU's

Pours out to a clear deep inky black, forming a modest light-medium tan head with very good retention and lacing. Moderate carbonation, ~2.5 carbs. The nose is great...carob, prune, dates, deep roasted grains, vanilla, and a very clean ferment. Mouthfeel is rich and luscious with a dense chewy body...silken in it's finish. The taste is exceptional...a recap of the aroma with pungent deeply roasted grains skillfully blended with spicy hops, oily burnt french roast, moderate bitterness, lots of black patent, chocolate malt, dark fruit notes and roasted barley, teetering on the edge of too much roasted acidity despite the bold American hops. The hops linger in the dry and astringent aftertaste with after-notes of cedar, black cherry and tobacco. No off-flavors.

I have to say, that compared to other beers in it's class (American Stout), this is a quintessential example of the big bold West Coast style. I would definitely buy it again. Very well done.

Mitchster, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of APH
4/5  rDev -2.4%

APH, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Phil_H
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Phil_H, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of doowhat
4/5  rDev -2.4%

doowhat, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of GRBLUE12
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

GRBLUE12, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of MykeJ
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

MykeJ, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Pacioli1445
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Pacioli1445, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of markdrinksbeer
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

markdrinksbeer, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of mjvos
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

mjvos, Nov 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

capnamerica, Nov 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

beergil, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of Mongrel
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%

This an undated bomber from around 2007-2008 (they haven't used this old label since that period). Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance is inky - very dark brown, bordering on black, with a thin layer of dark tan head. Just a little bit of occasional lace. 8.8% ABV isn't that big for an imperial stout these days, and I've seen ones with much higher alcohol content retain a nicer head. That's basically the only strike against this beer. Not a big deal.

Smell is heavenly. The most forward note is dark fruits, like prune and raisin, which is more reminiscent of a quad than a stout. Behind that is burnt sugar, molasses, coffee, milk chocolate and a slight whiff of bourbon.

That very concentrated "inkiness" carries through to the palate. Espresso, dark chocolate, oats and bitter black malts dominate, with a tinge of green raisin and a cool finish that can probably be attributed to the hops and the booze. Nice roasty/bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel starts off thin, but quickly rounds out and becomes velvety with a surprising amount of soft, prickly carbonation, considering this one's age.

Overall, this beer might have seen better days in terms of look and feel, but the flavor is mostly all there. The nose is downright sexy. The beer is not too sweet and finishes rather dry. It would probably make for a nice complement to a really rich, sweet desert like cheesecake.

Mongrel, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

toomuchhops, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

heavenlyStash, Nov 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Pug, Nov 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

AnthemOfTheSun, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

magnusdave, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

klipper, Nov 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

SudsSurfer, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%

A 12oz bottle with no visible BB date. Purchased ages ago from a webshop and stored in my garage. I've had this for probably more than 18 months - hopefully its strength will have preserved it reasonably well.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A very dark brown hue that appears ultra-black in the glass. Produces a large head of creamy mocha-brown foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of deep roasted malt with notes of burnt grain, coffee, chocolate, molasses, dried fruit, sugar, a hint of vanilla and a faint twinge of oxidation. Rich, dark and fruity - good stuff.

Tastes of intense roasted malt with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of burnt grain, dark malt, coffee, cocoa,molasses, dried fruit, earthy yeast, stewed hop and faint vanilla. A hint of oxidation and staleness in the background. Slightly sweet, followed by a strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Pretty astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter roasted malt, coffee, mild fruitiness and stewed leaves.

Impressive - a big stout with a big flavour. Looks the part, while the aroma and flavour are replete with roasted malt, burnt grain and molasses. Some mild staleness but this doesn't detract from the experience. Decent body, though could be a shade thicker. A great stout with plenty of character - worth sampling if you have the chance.

jazzyjeff13, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Cramerican, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of JackieTH
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%

Burnt motor oil appearance with a quarter inch of rich mocha froth that persists leaving sheets of lace. Smells of charred molasses and chocolate. Sub-notes of heavily roasted malt, pine, charcoal and figs. Taste is initially a heap of roasted/charred malt, dark semi-sweet chocolate, sweetness of caramel and molasses. Hop presence mingles with the semi-bitter chocolate nicely notes of pine and citrus are faint but the bitterness is altogether evident. TheNice layers of complexity develop once the initial chewing on pine cinders/burnt coals effect abates. Nice creamy mouthfeel in a medium-heavy body. Mild bitterness, char and chocolate linger on the finish.

JackieTH, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

GreesyFizeek, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

TheSleepyMonkey, Nov 22, 2013
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,417 ratings.