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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,423 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,423
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 88
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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5/5  rDev +22%

tfsimpkins, Sep 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

plumcrazyfx, Oct 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

AdamP, Aug 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

mjtiernan, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of craytonic
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark black pour, tan head, no real lacing.

Smell: Heavy roast, bitter coffee and chocolate, dark fruits, earth

Taste: Very heavy roast, bitter chocolate and coffee, smoke dark fruits. Very dry.

Mouthfeel: medium body, aggressive carbonation, very dry

Overall: Too bitter and too heavily roasted for me.

craytonic, Apr 18, 2011
Photo of BarryMFBurton
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.

BarryMFBurton, Apr 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

kbrown, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of eric5bellies
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank on tap at Monk Fremantle.

A - Pours the classic ebony colour with acreamy tanned head that stays the distance.

S - Plenty of caramel and expresso aromas with chocolate also present.

T - Chocolate a bit more present than the smell, but creamy expresso flavours are the dominant flavour, the sweetness is also a real credit to this brew in that its so very well balanced.

M - Full body and medium to light carbonation.

O - A very fine big stout, treat with respect.

eric5bellies, Apr 11, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

dertyd, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of jjayjaye
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

HUGE thanks to drunkmonk for hook'n me up with this one. Dude, awesome extra!

Pours an opaque darkness with a full finger foamy dark tan head that fades to surface fairly quickly, leaving spotty patterns of lacing behind. Needs to warm up pretty good, but the smell will get your attention. Initially an almost pungent roasted character, but upon further 'consideration' complexities are revealed like the rings of an onion. A dark fruit thing comes through and something that comes across with some bitterness takes on a licorice-like character with a cocoa accompaniment. Adequately carbonated, the mouth feel is full bodied, smooth and coating. Full flavored, the taste is also complex. Scoring points for imagination and creativity! A classic Double Stout; molasses, cocoa, java, licorice and a cherry/vanilla barrel-aged character. Too cool! A ton of stuff to consider. 22oz is definitely not enough of a sample to dignify this one. A real easy drinker...the 8.8% ABV may 'kick in' at some point. Highly recommended!

jjayjaye, Jun 13, 2008
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3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to beachbum1975 for sharing this bottle with me.

22oz. brown bomber poured into a snifter.

A: Pitch black, good viscosity. Nice head. Ok retention and lacing.

S: Strong hop presence. A bit of sweet molasses and dark sugars. A touch of alcohol.

T/M: Much of the same. Much more sweetness. Hops give just enough bitterness. Heavy body that is silked out by smooth carbonation.

D: ABV isn't too bad for the style but it's not the easiest to drink.

pwoods, Nov 21, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

LambicPentameter, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Bartos, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

BlueMoon10, Feb 16, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with thick tan head that lasts a long time and leaves thick lacing. SMELL faint at first and hard to find, but later easy to find, richer and more complex. Vaguely fruity, roasty, malty sweetness creeps in. Coffee, molasses and booze also. TASTE is roasty, coffee, chocolate, fruity, and some malty sweetness dance around each other early and through the middle. Roasty flavors and bitterness then take the lead, with some fruity, sweet and boozy notes adding complexity. some bitterness in the finish. Smooth. FEEL thick, full, rich texture and body. Smooth and luxurious. OVERALL delicious, rich treat. But easy drinking for those who like bold stouts.

sprucetip, Oct 02, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Ajlvt, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Mattyb79, Apr 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

IndyDad, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

freduardo, May 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

MN_Beerticker, Dec 14, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown, almost black with a tight, rising mocha head that leaves a solid lacing.

Smells of roasted coffee and some chocolate.

Tastes of deep roasted notes. Malts have dark chocolate and coffee with some brown sugar sweetness. Vanilla notes also make an appearance. Some earthy bitterness adds depth in the middle and balances out the sweet precisely. Alcohol is not noticeable.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

ocelot2500, Feb 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Evan, Dec 10, 2013
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.

57md, Jul 11, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter

A- pours opaque black, dark as night. Thick looking pour with a creamy dark tan head and patches of lace. This is about as dark as they come.

S- smoky campfire, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, and charcoal.

T- dark and delicious, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, bitter-sweet chocolate, charred, smoked meat, finishes with a bit of piney hop bitterness.

M- full bodied with light carbonation, thick mouthfeel finishes a bit creamy, just enough warmth from the booze

O- this is one dark and smoky stout. Complex flavors but well balanced throughout, this one is definitely a sipper. Great pick for a cold December night.

Treyliff, Dec 03, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 1 1/2" light brown head that left a very nice lacing over black liquid. Very tempting looking stout.

S: Dark chocolate, some coffee, and a hint of yeast.

T: It tastes like a mocha cappuccino. Bitter chocolate gives way to a coffee finish. The only thing that is keeping this from being a 5 is the bitterness.

M: Medium to thick viscosity with low carbonation.

O: An exceptional beer that makes me crave another sip.

DaftCaskBC, Aug 12, 2011
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,423 ratings.