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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,499 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,499
Reviews: 789
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 87
Gots: 234 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 03-17-2008)
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Jabartheljr, Jan 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

freewill35, Jan 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

NickSMpls, Jan 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

BeStoutMyHeart, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, denoted simply as a 'black ale' on the label.

This beer pours a solid black abyss, with barely perceptible basal red cola 'highlights', and three fingers of puffy, fizzy, and bubbly light brown head, which leaves some pervasive boiling cauldron lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly sinks away.

It smells of musty medium-dark chocolate, toasted biscuity caramel malt, bittersweet coffee, middling dark fruit, a wee bit of flinty ash, and earthy, mildly leafy hops. The taste is sweet, lightly roasted caramel malt, some hard salted toffee, a touch of molasses/treacle, dark chocolate, dry, almost burnt coffee beans, black licorice, a slick oaten secondary graininess, mild, indistinct black fruit, and soft earthy, weedy hops. The alcohol is well obfuscated, at least until things start to warm up.

The carbonation is quite soft and generally innocuous, the body a stocky, and more or less full weight, with a pleasantly plump smoothness, and a barely lean creaminess. It finishes on the sweet side, the meek char and now basically AWOL hops not really up to staying the big-ass malt, fruit, coffee, and cocoa bum rush.

A pretty tasty, um, "Black Ale", one which exhibits a whole lot of sturdy and stoic imperial stout goodness, full stop. Dense (in the good way), complex, and yet strangely drinkable, at least until your desire for yet another bottle from that 4-pack proves to be your undoing for the night.

biboergosum, Jan 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Dave2234, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of rajendra82
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Very imposing pour, as the solid black body was topped with a two finger thick, khaki colored, head. The look was pitch perfect for the style. The smell strongly of coffee, chocolate, and toffee, and faintly of almonds. The taste was very evocative of coffee and chocolate as well, followed by a boatload of hops, then roasted grain astringency, and finally a brown sugar sweetness. The mouthfeel was creamy and thick. This was a heck of a beer.

rajendra82, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

mmclaughlin38, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

zbkai189, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of BreakfastStout
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First beer of the new year. Review may be a bit biased as I enjoyed a Founders Imperial Stout last night. All other beers will suffer by comparison. Pours thick blackish brown with 1 inch chocolate head into a pint glass. Nice lacing that lingers on the glass. Picked up some burnt coffee aroma, but not much else. Taste is a bit more complex, sweet vanilla, toffee, chocolate flavors. Mouth feel is thinner than most stouts I'm used to (damn you FIS, I'm so jaded now!!).

This really is a decent stout and I probably would have scored higher if this wasn't the first beer I sampled after FIS.

BreakfastStout, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

QuentinCall, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

ChrisWashington, Dec 31, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black pour with a two finger caramel-colored head with decent retention and great lacing. Roasty, malty nose with hints of coffee, subtle chocolate, and not much else. The taste is much bolder with lots of roasty coffee along with hints of toffee, caramel, vanilla, subtle smoke, espresso, cocoa, and bitter dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with decent balance and a fairly dry, bitter finish. Overall, this is a very solid and drinkable stout, but nothing all that special...

beerdrifter, Dec 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

ctwybeerguy, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Trexter103, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

SteelSaw, Dec 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

TheosTheories, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

straightlambic, Dec 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22%

RealMonsters, Dec 30, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Opaque dark brown/black, finger of foamy brown head, good lacing.

S: Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, some dark fruits.

T: Huge robust, bittersweet flavor. Dark chocolate, coffee, huge roasted flavors, smoke, dark fruits, molasses. Great bittersweet finish.

M: Thick body, soft carbonation. Finish is a little dry while leaving a sticky mouthcoat behind.

O: Good imperial stout; will definitely add this to my list of 4/6-pack candidates for purchase. I like the bittersweet and smoky focus of this one over sweet/fruity flavors.

AwYeh, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Carpentiere, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

OnryAndMean, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

ToddGingerich, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

BigGingDrinker, Dec 28, 2013
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,499 ratings.