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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,286
Reviews: 766
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 78
Gots: 181 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-03-2012 02:00:14 | More by BTHU
Photo of sevenarts

New York

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pitch-black with a huge fluffy coffee-colored head that sticks around well and leaves behind beautiful lacing on the glass. Pretty much the perfect stout pour.

S: Surprisingly, lots of hops for a big stout like this. Also, some dark fruits, licorice, a bit of coffee and chocolate.

T/M: Sweet, smooth chocolate and licorice up front, followed by somewhat more bitter coffee and subdued hoppy flavors. Rich and flavorful. Slightly thin body for a stout, just moderate.

O: A pretty good double stout with plenty of nice coffee and chocolate flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 23:53:10 | More by sevenarts
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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at engine 15.... this brewery never lets me down.. everything they do is solid... beatiful looking stout... smells big. Huge roasted malt aromas... lots of chocolate and coffee flavors... nice bitter backend... nice hop presence in a stout and backed up with a huge rich body as this style should have

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2012 03:44:05 | More by CampusCrew
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-01-2012 21:29:18 | More by RMoeNay
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-01-2012 02:58:25 | More by VALIS666
Photo of Beukes

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-01-2012 02:57:05 | More by Beukes
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-01-2012 02:11:48 | More by greencovesteve
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-30-2012 17:24:22 | More by kruthy
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4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review #3 for those keeping track at home.

12oz bottle from local bevy poured into Lawson's Tulip 11/29/12

A: Black. Awesome two finger beige head.

S: Mmmm. This smells really tasty. Coffee, cappucino. Slight chocolate and hops too.

T: Yeah! Cappucino. Slightly bitter since it was probably a tad on the cold side when poured but I couldn't wait any longer. As it warmed, the chocolate came through nicely on the finish and some of the bitterness disapperared.

M: Smooth. It's not chewy or super heavy but it's not too thin either.

O: Wow. Really nice balanced stout. I was suprised by this one so I thought I should review it. It's one of the better balanced stouts I've had recently. Considering picking up a 4 pack now.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 15:41:31 | More by CB_Crowe
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-29-2012 03:11:59 | More by Listers
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-28-2012 17:13:58 | More by hkyplyr73
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-27-2012 20:26:14 | More by rolive
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-27-2012 00:54:41 | More by ChrisMon02
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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A: Blackish/brown with a tan half finger head that fizzles to tiny bubbles. Bulky lacing.

S: Coffee, chocolate, licorice.

T: Follows nose. Very smooth and sweet. Bold. Even better as it warms.

M: Medium to heavy. Frothy carbonation.

O: One of the better stouts I've tried. Another winner from Green Flash.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 15:36:59 | More by brewskifan55
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-26-2012 15:12:51 | More by LiquorsInc
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-26-2012 00:16:35 | More by mikem0487
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-25-2012 23:22:56 | More by muskiesman
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4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz. bottle from Total Wine & More poured into 18.2oz. Samuel Smith's Pint Glass

A: This may be the sexiest beer I've ever poured. It's black as hell in the center with hints of deep soil brown around the edges. The head is a solid three inches of mousse colored thickness and is dissipating extremely slowly. Upon pour, I got that sexy, lavish drop similar to Guinness; you know, where it looks like sand churning in a shallow pool.

S: Coffee and cappuccino. No thinness, no alcohol, no chocolate or screwing around. This is malted cappuccino. Such a great aroma.

T: Imagine if steak tasted like an average stout, but the steak was charred. It's slightly grainy, but that char is awesome. Cappuccino on steroids. Hints of finely shaven dark bakers chocolate. Not sweet, but bitter. The beer isn't bitter, just the chocolate is.

M: Ugh! It's smooth as hell, slightly thinning, and a little oily. A nice, full hop tingle, but not too much. Not even enough to register until the dryness takes over my mouth post-sip, bringing me back for more. Really frothy. Not as thick as I assumed, but it's perfect. P-E-R-F-E-C-T.

OVERALL: Green Flash Double Stout is a sexy, classy, rough and tumble broad. Everything about it is about average and the textbook style areas are a hit. I suggest all of you bourbon stout lovers take a step back and see what a non-barrell aged stout is supposed to be like just as a refreshing reminder. This is the best non-bourbon/brandy stout I've had to date and the most stylistically perfect. Green Flash has always been a hell of a brewery, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

NOTE: Live review.
(EDIT:) Still massive amounts of lacing with only about eight ounces left. It's all there on this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 22:44:20 | More by RobertColianni
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-25-2012 21:09:22 | More by Mikecap
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3.23/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a solid jet black color and builds a tall khaki head leaving lots of lacing. An impressive start just by the looks of it.

Nearly wet my nose at first while digging for any semblance of an aroma, but once it opened up got some nice notes of milk chocolate-covered cherries, medium roast coffee and pumpernickel.

Taste doesn't quite live up to the nose or appearance. It's got the standard stout notes of coffee and chocolate, but it finishes with a overly earthy and acidic bite. A little too much roast and hop bitterness with not quite enough malt sweetness for my liking.

Mouthfeel is disappointing as well...too thin and too much carbonation for a double stout. Could be a lot smoother.

A bit too acrid and rough around the edges for my taste, but if you like the sound of a hop-bombed coffee stout, give this one a shot.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 04:12:56 | More by HumanParaquat
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-23-2012 21:03:54 | More by tree777
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Rhode Island

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 11/23/12

Appearance: Pours nearly pitch black, with a large, dense light brown head - keeps a very impressive cap, and coats the glass with lacing

Smell: Roasty grains, chocolate, and coffee - lightly burnt, secondary to the massive amount of roast - chocolate malts, baker's chocolate, dark chocolate - coffee with some sugar - toffee to round things out - hints of grassy and fruity hops

Taste: Nicely balanced and tasty - very roasted - roasted grains, roasted coffee, roasted chocolate bars, and some burnt tones - dark chocolate, baker's chocolate, and some chocolate cake - burnt sugar and toffee - some hints of dark fruits, and some hints of citrus - sweet, but also dry, nice level of roasty bitterness

Mouthfeel: Bordering on full, great carbonation, very smooth, roasty finish

Overall: Double Good

I think this is my first non-IPA from Green Flash that I have reviewed. And it kicks ass. It's not particularly earth-shattering, but it's better than some more expensive, harder-to-get alternatives. Beyond a solid choice, definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 07:24:29 | More by angrybabboon
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-22-2012 20:45:31 | More by MarioM
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-22-2012 01:37:39 | More by KTCamm
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

11-21-2012 05:51:40 | More by Greggo123
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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