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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,501
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:
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(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 03-17-2008)
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5/5  rDev +22%

I cannot speak highly enough about this double stout! If you are looking for a mature, refined adult beverage for your discriminating palate... I highly advise and heartily encourage this one! I would go on about all the usual reviewing points, but where would that leave your adventurous expectations?

BaalDagon, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Re-review. 12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours an almost perfectly pitch black color. The head is two fingers high, with a khaki shade. Retention is quite good, and some lacing sticks to the glass.

S: Yep, I'm loving all the dark chocolate in this. There are additional twinges of dark fruits, graham cracker, and caramel, all balanced by a slightly piny touch. Not hugely deep, but still a really nice nose.

T: It starts off just like the nose indicated - dark chocolate, graham cracker, caramel, and dark fruits come through vividly. The finish, however, is quite bitter with tones of roast and tobacco-like hops. There's also a kiss of alcohol I didn't quite expect (I'm so used to beers in the 9% range covering the booze perfectly), too. The booze gives it a nuancing touch of dark fruit, creating a reasonably complex yet dry imperial stout.

M: It starts off with a full, sweet feel; but it finishes dry and hoppy. It's one of the few dark beers I'd call refreshing - and that's a great thing. There isn't a lot of carbonation, instead relying purely on the dryness to cleanse the palate. And it works.

O: The tale of two stouts: one sweet and desert-y, the other bitter, dry, and almost refreshing. This is a manly drink: big, bitter, and even a touch harsh. But in a good way! I could totally imagine Catherine the Great (read: the manliest Czar ever, so manly she was a woman) drinking something like this while being boinked by Denis Diderot.

3.75/5: Very nice old-school imperial stout

ThisWangsChung, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

I'm not big on stouts but this will get me to look at more. Toasty, Carmel, some type of darker fruit with a hop hint. Two finger brown head. Mouthfeel is perfect! can't get any smoother with a hop hint. I like.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Delicious. My first foray into Green Flash's stuff and it's damn near a home run. Not something I would sit and drink several of, but an excellent Imperial Stout that doesn't let the alcohol content overwhelm its complex flavors, as many other Imperials do.

rjs246, Monday at 04:09 PM
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Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,501 ratings.