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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,250 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,250
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 74
Gots: 171 | 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 JohnParadee


4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-24-2014 02:32:51 | More by JohnParadee
Photo of jaymo18


4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-17-2014 23:33:35 | More by jaymo18
Photo of ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle pours into my snifter engine oil black with a finger of coffee head. Dissipates fairly quickly but leaves a light lacing down the glass as we become intimate.

Smell is big and bold. Lots of roasted and dark malts, dark chocolate, espresso beans, light hints of the UK hops (definitely different than the usual Green Flash citrus hops). Some fruits mixed in at the end.

Taste is bitter on a variety of levels. Lots of roasted malts give it some bite on the entry, carried through by some chocolate nibs and then bitter dark chocolate, some more bitter chocolate in the finish mixed with the hop bite which leaves a dry mouthfeel.

At first the bitterness is maybe a bit much, sort of bombarding you on too many levels without giving you a break to enjoy the intricacies of such a brew. As you progress and the beer warms some of the smaller notes become identifiable. Still, I don't think more than one of these in a night would be on my agenda. All around, another solid brew from Green Flash.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2009 18:50:33 | More by ritzkiss
Photo of Mattyb79


4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-05-2013 12:32:32 | More by Mattyb79
Photo of biggred1


4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark rosewood brown with a thick and creamy dark tan cap that leaves big creamy blobs of lace on the glass as it melts. Anise, cocoa powder and dark chocolate with faint herbal hops in the aroma. Deep roasted malt flavors with notes of coffee, dark fruit, chocolate and black licorice. A pretty good dose of English hops are also evident and take this one to the next level. The complexities of the flavors grow as it warms up a bit. Big and creamy bodied, no doubt from the addition of oats. Green Flash makes a good Impy stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 00:15:47 | More by biggred1
Photo of mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A black ichor pours from the bottle with a huge coffee-brown, dense head. The head takes a long time to fade an leaves beautiful, speckled lacing that looks like a mountain range on the horizon.

S - Hazelnuts, chocolate, coffee - very pleasant and rich aroma.

T - Coffee and cocoa join with little sweetness for a nice flavor. Then an intense acidity joins. Aftertaste is of a faintly bitter coffee, biscuits and that same acidity lingering. The acidity is almost like a hint of the flavors in some bad coffees.

M - Very full, soft and silky, refreshing with a hint of acidity and astringency on the exit.

D - Pretty good. Green Flash impresses me again. Their fairly affordable bombers routinely blow me away.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 07:00:26 | More by mrasskicktastic
Photo of rrski198


4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: jet black with large dark tan head. Great lacing.

S: Chocolate, vanilla, raisans, malt, alcohol.

T: Very creamy and smooth. This beer really pulls off the alcohol without even feeling it. Big time classic stout flavors, done just right.

M: Easy, smooth, creamy. Couts the mouth and lingers.

D: For 8.8%, this is an incredabley drinkable beer that i wish i could get more of. Please distribute in MO. I have to go to AZ to get Green Flash.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 01:29:40 | More by rrski198
Photo of 57md


3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark brown to black in color with a half finger of head that dissipated rather quickly. Nose is a touch of sherry combined with a pinch of bourbon. The taste certainly includes a healthy dose of roasted malt, but there is also a less pleasant astringent flavor as well. The finish is more roasted bitterness with hints of port.

All-in-all, not a bad effort. However, I have certainly had better double stouts.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2012 23:20:28 | More by 57md
Photo of kbrown


4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-23-2012 00:23:45 | More by kbrown
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-22-2013 08:30:34 | More by ldhughes3
Photo of elgiacomo


4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, unknown date. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours dark brown to black with a good two finger foamy brown head that retains nicely and leaves sheets of lacing behind.

Aroma is primarily some really nice milk chocolate and coffee, dark roasted malts, underlying dark fruits, caramel and bread. Very inviting aroma with great strength.

Flavor follows with more rich chocolate and coffee notes, roasted malts, a little raisins, cherries and other dark fruits, some caramel and bread, a bit of alcohol at the end.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very creamy, oats working nicely here, soft carbonation.

Mmmmm very tasty Imperial Stout, very drinkable due to the lower than average ABV and wonderful flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel. Not as intense or thick as others in the style, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 23:17:35 | More by elgiacomo
Photo of Ajlvt


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-11-2013 01:50:39 | More by Ajlvt
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-23-2011 10:08:21 | More by InfernoBoss
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-25-2012 18:56:22 | More by TheBishopco
Photo of IBUnit63


4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From bomber to Cab glass...

Awesome espresso-brown pour of opaque body topped by bready pumpernickel/banana bread/cinnamon/maple-colored head of 1 finger, fading slowly with great lacing.

Amazing charred malt with a fair alcohol burn from which sweetness blends with cinnamon sugar. This may need a little more time to develop desired depth. Hop presence is predominantly grassy.

That deep-roasted malt fires up with the big, grassy hoppiness to generate a dry, austere stout presence. Layered sugars from viscous alcohol works side-by-side to provide residual sweetness. The mild disjoint works and may mellow further with time.

This has such a deep, dark coffee feel to it with the husky, abundant malt and the sweet cinnamon/alcohol presence provides the tie that binds. Slight grassy hop tang adds to the overall package. Not quite Beautiful Chemistry just yet but perhaps with time.

This one drinks right in line with its weight class. It's a very very very good one but it's quite hefty. Sip and savor.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2008 08:54:14 | More by IBUnit63
Photo of joepais


4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to duffmanrob
For sending this one along in the black booty BIF

I split this one amounst some friends and into snifters the brew produced a good two finger tan head that stuck around and the lacing was great. The body was a typical stout black.

O my this was a surprise I got some huge chocolate notes from the nose. Truly memorable in a lot of ways I really didn't expect to much from this brew but it did surprise me.

The flavor was nice a chocolaty with a light roasted bitter not as much hops as I thought I would find coming from a west coat brewery even that was refreshing for a change. The body was perfect for a stout with great carbonation.

Like I said this brew was a surprise. I did miss this brew when it was gone, and it was better than a top 100 brew that we cracked in the same sitting

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 17:18:09 | More by joepais
Photo of TXhomebrewer


4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-15-2011 01:55:02 | More by TXhomebrewer
Photo of AdamP


4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-30-2013 01:50:54 | More by AdamP
Photo of bluntedboywonder

New York

5/5  rDev +22%

11-26-2011 16:41:59 | More by bluntedboywonder
Photo of JuicesFlowing


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

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is an espresso coffee bean black, with a dark rich cream colored head that's slow to dissipate. Faint bubbly lacing. The beer smells of rich bitter chocolate, roasted malts, and a hint of sweetness. Tastes like it smells: rich, sweet bitter chocolate. There's a faint milk stout sweetness in it. Also roasted malts and slight smokiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a dry finish.

Overall, very impressed. I cannot believe how smooth this goes down for 8.8% ABV. There's a slight milk chocolate profile in it that's delicious.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 18:56:15 | More by JuicesFlowing
Photo of Massbmx


3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

03-30-2012 01:44:27 | More by Massbmx
Photo of MN_Beerticker


4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-14-2013 04:25:16 | More by MN_Beerticker
Photo of Lob

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-27-2012 16:33:32 | More by Lob
Photo of ommegangpbr

New York

3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Green Flash? Double stout? Sure!
Not the most impressive or impact making rendition of the style I've ever encountered. Far from it, actually. Not too much head even with a solid pour, not much in the way of rings or lacing on the glass. Light has a difficult time getting through this fellow but it's not the motor oil that others of the species are.
Scents are absent. Even on the warmer side I just can't get much of anything out of the odor.
Flavors aren't all that big or impressive either, but they are quite good. Chocolate is dominant, hints of coffee roastedness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but there's a smooth quality that is quite appealing. Palate fatigue shouldn't be a problem with this guy. Alcohol content is very, very sneaky. Doesn't drink like a high octane beer.
While this is far from the most powerful double stout on the market it is certainly an enjoyable one. It is somewhat refreshing to see a stout that isn't trying to be the biggest, smack-you-in-the-face stout in the world. Well worth a visit.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 07:08:52 | More by ommegangpbr
Photo of Gatch


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at 1702 in Tucson on 7/18.

A - Dark as can be, pretty much black. Medium brown, fluffy, pillowy, inviting head.

S/T - Very similar between the nose and the taste. Molasses, brown sugar, sweet malt, roasted malt, caramelized sugar.

M - Smooth, subtle carbonation, tons of flavor fills the mouth.


Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2011 04:16:27 | More by Gatch
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,250 ratings.