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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,384 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,384
Reviews: 773
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 87
Gots: 201 | 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 daledeee


3.95/5  rDev -3.7%

Poured into my large wine shaped glass

Nice medium tan head on very dark body. The head on these is good. Lacing as well.

Nose is very roasty and malty.

Taste is roasted malt and some charred notes. Hints of chocolate with the usual dose of hops which is standard for this brand. The hops are almost distracting until you get a few sips down then it mellows out.

Mouth feel is the only limiter on this beer. I found it to be on the dry side which I don't like personally. Alcohol is there aplenty but hidden. This is a good beer but I like the heavier body more creamy styles better.

09-17-2012 23:14:59 | More by daledeee
Photo of JuicesFlowing


4.45/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

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


4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-14-2013 04:25:16 | More by MN_Beerticker
Photo of BlueMoon10


4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-16-2014 21:30:38 | More by BlueMoon10
Photo of mattcrill


4.51/5  rDev +10%

Aroma: Lots of dark roasty notes up front. Reminds me of powdered cocoa and coffee with some bread dough character. A hint of licorice and a little bit of blackberries. Clean fermentation character. Low earthy hop aroma.

Appearance: Still black pour into the Duvel tulip. Looks menacing and black hole-like. The only sign of life is the lovely batter looking tan head that clings to the glass and retains well.

Flavor: Surprising earthy hop punch up front quickly followed by a dusty, powdery chocolate character. French roast coffee and cream character asserts as the palate gets acclimated to the hops. Balance is to the hop character with the roasted notes laying a nice foundation. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Slightly creamy with a touch of dark roasted grain astringency. Warmth is noted on the back of the tongue and lingers.

Overall impression: A nicely crafted Imperial Stout. I like the drier roasty and chocolate character that I associate with Americanized stouts. Very complex and highly hopped. Great now and probably even better with some age.

07-21-2013 20:22:30 | More by mattcrill
Photo of Bendurgin


4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured into a tulip. This one pours black with three fingers of bubbly mocha colored head. Lots of cob web lacing.

The aroma has a big chocolate tone to it with big roasted malts and a touch of grassy hops in the background. Roasted malts and chocolate on the pallet. Hints of coffee and grassy hops are noticeable in the background. A bit on the sweet side.

The body is full and robust with soft carbonation. Overall this one is good. A bit on the hoppy side but another solid effort from these guys.

05-17-2012 04:14:45 | More by Bendurgin
Photo of Evan


4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-10-2013 14:15:57 | More by Evan
Photo of touchmeimsac


5/5  rDev +22%

11-22-2011 13:47:30 | More by touchmeimsac
Photo of Treyliff

West Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

12-03-2012 02:19:33 | More by Treyliff
Photo of InfernoBoss


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-23-2011 10:08:21 | More by InfernoBoss
Photo of Massbmx


3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-11-2013 01:50:39 | More by Ajlvt
Photo of bluntedboywonder

New York

5/5  rDev +22%

11-26-2011 16:41:59 | More by bluntedboywonder
Photo of aforbes10


4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

Bottle from BevMo! in Vacaville. Pours a really pretty black with a 1 inch light brown, creamy head. Beautiful. Smells of decadent dark chocolate nibs, truffles, cocoa powder. Awesome aroma, i want to just sit here and smell it all night (well, actually, no). Flavor is a reminder of the wonderful smell; up front, its nice deep, rich chocolate, almost like a pure chocolate drink with a bit of alcohol in it. Other new flavors follow: a distinct coffee bean taste, slightly bitter, with some green-tasting hop residues. Alcohol just barely evident on the finish, which is more chocolate and some nice charred malt. Very nice. Mouthfeel maybe a bit thinner than i'd prefer, a bit watery. Drinks very well...probably my first non-IPA that i've really been impressed with since moving out to CA.

12-07-2008 00:25:26 | More by aforbes10
Photo of lucasj82


4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-29-2013 18:58:51 | More by lucasj82
Photo of oso


4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-18-2014 03:40:16 | More by oso
Photo of TXhomebrewer


4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-15-2011 01:55:02 | More by TXhomebrewer
Photo of ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-26-2012 12:43:41 | More by ChrisL24481
Photo of jtierney89

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -39%

Super deep brown color, close to black, very big light brown head. Super sticky. Asphault cocoa powder roasted malt and an overall earthiness on the nose.

Suprisingly light for an imperial stout. Brisk carbonation, same flavors that are on the nose, a bit of astringent coffee. Thin and burnt tasting, not really understanding the high rating on this one. Earthy bitterness that doesn't really compliment the other flavors. The one upside is you can't detect the 8.8% other than that though not a good beer. Harsh astringent and with flavors that dont meld.

11-09-2012 01:29:27 | More by jtierney89
Photo of kbuzz


3.83/5  rDev -6.6%

Poured from a 22 oz bomber bottle into a snifter - no date to be found.

A: Pours very dark, opaque even...thin, half finger head that fades quickly. What little bit remains is tan/mocha in color with small, fizzy bubbles. Some alcohol legs as I tilt the glass.

S: Lots of chocolate, some coffee. Plenty of roasted malts. I also get a confectionary sweetness. Reminds me of standing in line at a cotton candy stand in an amusement park. Some anise as well. Wonderful, wonderful complex smell.

T: Plenty of chocolate going on - a bitter chocolate that is balanced by that same sweetness in the smell...and when the alcohol tastes come out, it all blends into the taste of a candy truffle or a chocolate rum cake. Slight coffee notes. Not necessarily as complex as the nose would indicate.

M: Smooth, creamy beer that coats the mouth...although not as thick as I'm used to in a stout...just medium bodied. Finishes dry on the palate.

O: A pretty solid imperial stout. The taste was a little disappointing considering the nose, but still very enjoyable. Maybe a little thinner than I prefer in a stout as well. Definitely more on the chocolate/sweet side than the coffee/bitter side. Alcohol is well hidden and the beer is very smooth and well balanced. Would certainly drink again, but probably not in the 22 oz format.

09-23-2011 00:44:38 | More by kbuzz
Photo of ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%

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.

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


4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-25-2012 18:56:22 | More by TheBishopco
Photo of rrski198


4.3/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

08-12-2010 01:29:40 | More by rrski198
Photo of biggred1


4.15/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

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

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

09-25-2009 07:00:26 | More by mrasskicktastic
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,384 ratings.