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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,242 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,242
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 75
Gots: 167 | 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 Cookeeman

British Columbia (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, I'm gonna pull out the Chandler Bing fill-in-the-blanks quote and go with "Could this beer *BE* anymore up my alley???". I've always been a fan of the super dark malty stuff, and it doesn't get much darker or maltier than this DS. So glad I can get it up here in Vic on a regular basis. The aroma is sweet chocolate malt, with a little bit of roastiness. The body is Thick & Heavy, with capitals T & H, respectively. The mouthfeel is so full and flavourful that you can tell this isn't your regular ordinary run-of-the-mill stout, it is obviously a Double, and a well-crafted one at that. As soon as this brew hits your tongue, cue the silky chocolate overload, followed by a sweet roasted coffee/cocoa finish. And don't forget the booze, that mild dry alcohol flavor balances the sweetness nicely, and leaves your tastebuds wondering "What the hell just happened?". Not for the faint of heart, or anyone who is New-to-the-Brew. Take it from me, you'd better work your way up to this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 08:49:05 | More by Cookeeman
Photo of Arborescence


4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-24-2012 17:46:23 | More by Arborescence
Photo of cindyjeffsmith


4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: gorgeous black beauty. Thick messy mocha head and lacing. Looks like a stout ought to.
Smell: simple and very good. Roast and coffee and straightforward a stout as I've ever had.
Taste: exactly as expected from the nose. Simple and damn good.
Overall: outside of the monsters this is a good a stout as I've had.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 23:29:52 | More by cindyjeffsmith
Photo of nickfl


4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of brown foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head settles slowly and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - Dark chocolate, smoky coffee, caramel, and licorice.

T - Lots of dark sugar, caramel, brown sugar, and licorice up front. Some green hop flavors of pine in the middle with more brown sugar and chocolate. Finishes with coffee, smoke, licorice, and dark chocolate.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Pretty nice, there is a lot of dark sugar and roast with a good balance between sweet, sugary notes and bitter grain. The finish is just dry enough to keep it balanced and drinkable while the licorice and coffee work nicely to keep it interesting.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 05:03:58 | More by nickfl
Photo of HipHopinHooligan13

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-21-2012 20:09:54 | More by HipHopinHooligan13
Photo of bcsbeer


3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-21-2012 04:45:47 | More by bcsbeer
Photo of Dools9


4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

A: Black as black can get. Two finger creamy brown head, lots of lacing and retains very well.

S: Big chocolate and creamy sweet oats, light toffee/ a bit of a carmamel nutty component , some light coffee.

T: Big roasted malt flavor, lots of burnt cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, finishes with a smoky, oaty, coffee aftertaste. Absolutely no alcohol detected.

M: Medium bordering heavy. Very, very creamy. Best part about the beer.

O: Solid impy stout, creamy and soft, heavy on the sweet oats and cocoa, and a good dose of smoke.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 04:13:53 | More by Dools9
Photo of crissy456

3/5  rDev -26.8%

10-20-2012 17:41:08 | More by crissy456
Photo of PortLargo


4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-20-2012 02:10:09 | More by PortLargo
Photo of jriggins6


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-19-2012 14:33:12 | More by jriggins6
Photo of MCDub

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-17-2012 18:08:31 | More by MCDub
Photo of Starkk00


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-16-2012 23:22:45 | More by Starkk00
Photo of Davepoolesque


4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-16-2012 16:12:55 | More by Davepoolesque
Photo of brandon911


4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-16-2012 00:51:32 | More by brandon911
Photo of TheBeerologist

Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle into an tulip

Pours dark brown to translucent black with a thick 2 finger khaki head that leaves nice lacing on the glass

Not too strong on the nose, hints of roasted malt and a little bit of booze. A little chocolate and dark fruits as well.

Very nice taste, roasty malts, dark fruits, almost a bit of vanilla as well. Very nicely balanced and not overly sweet which many Impys can be.

Pleasant mouthfeel, a little light/thin for an imperial stout, but really nicely carbonated and smooth.

Overall a great stout for the price, a little light for an imperial, but tastes great. I am very pleased with this one and will certainly be grabbing this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 00:28:47 | More by TheBeerologist
Photo of CGMLS3


3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-13-2012 21:50:11 | More by CGMLS3
Photo of NeverSettle


3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

10-11-2012 22:27:16 | More by NeverSettle
Photo of frogfan


4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-11-2012 22:05:06 | More by frogfan
Photo of strongaf


4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-11-2012 00:30:17 | More by strongaf
Photo of mjtiernan

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-10-2012 02:32:28 | More by mjtiernan
Photo of TheQuietMan22


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

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. The nearly smeared “BOTTLED ON” date printed on the bottom of the bottle is “07/02/12.”

Appearance: It poured almost like syrup. The color is opaque black; no light passed through when I held it to a lamp. Two fingers of dark tan head dissipated very slowly and unevenly to leave a rocky lacing.

Smell: Deep, dark, roasted, and basically straightforward. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, a hint of espresso.

Taste: Each sip is tinged with a boozy sting (somewhat reminiscent of fruit-flavored vodka) and the flavors are much more muted. The roasted quality from the smell is not as noticeable (the bitterness lingers after each sip, though) and neither is the dark chocolate. Overall, the flavor is basically a pale version of the aroma.

Drinkability: Meh. It smells awesome but I was expecting a little more in terms of flavor. It is pretty bold, though.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 01:37:23 | More by TheQuietMan22
Photo of fox227


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-09-2012 00:57:05 | More by fox227
Photo of Lare453


4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz into a dfh glass

a black as the night. small foamy light brown head. some decent lacing, little head retention.

s very malty, fresh milled grains, bitter chocolate, light coffee, toffee, light caramel.

t very light brginning. a dry malt middle with a bitter and dry doffee and malt ending. there are notes of caramel, raw cocoa and bits of bitter chocolate.

m smooth and creamy. light fluffy carbonation.

o pretty good. an inexpensive, easy to find stout i would drink again. the thing that most impresses me is that a 9% has no booze flavor or scent at all. excellent.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 00:36:06 | More by Lare453
Photo of Ozurr


4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-08-2012 14:37:23 | More by Ozurr
Photo of Artjsantos


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-08-2012 05:53:57 | More by Artjsantos
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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