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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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2,299 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,299
Reviews: 767
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 79
Gots: 184 | 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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russwaddell

Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thick brown head. Sticks around just long enough.

Totally opaque brown.

Extremely balanced, with relatively subtle chocolate and coffee. Sort of "essence of chocolate ice cream." Not much bitterness. Boozy finish.

Smooth and goes down real easy. Not too thick and heavy, not too sticky, not too burnt tasting.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 21:41:49 | More by russwaddell
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michaelmgio

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-12-2012 20:18:08 | More by michaelmgio
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deanhead

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-12-2012 13:24:00 | More by deanhead
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-12-2012 01:33:52 | More by mportnoy
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travismiller80

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-11-2012 22:58:51 | More by travismiller80
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-10-2012 14:14:17 | More by ScaryEd
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GPHarris

Alabama

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick coffee-colored head into a snifter that left a nice ring throughout. the body was dark black.
s - roasted coffee with some chocolate malt aromas.
t - roasted chocolate and coffee with a hint of piney hops.
m - medium and slick.
o - really solid stout that left me wanting another one.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 15:38:54 | More by GPHarris
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Beerbuddy21

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-09-2012 04:56:32 | More by Beerbuddy21
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-09-2012 02:04:34 | More by kwa357
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jtierney89

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 01:29:27 | More by jtierney89
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-08-2012 13:58:22 | More by YamagamiTravis
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NeutronMan

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-08-2012 03:24:25 | More by NeutronMan
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a very dark brown on the pour, ends up black in the glass with two fingers of light tan head.nretention is superb.

S: Not a very strong aroma - I get roasted malts first and foremost. As the beer warms, I get some dark and milk chocolate as well.

T: Dark chocolate now dominates the flavor. Soon behind this I get bitter dark coffee and some roasted malts. This beer is certainly on the dry side, but there is some milk chocolate sweetness to balance. Bitter hoppiness also gives the perception of being dry - there is quite a bit of it.

M: Medium thickness with creamy carbonation.

O: This beer is a bit on the dry side and quite bitter. The dark chocolate flavor is quite nice, but more sweetness and thickness would help. This would also add to the complexity, which is also lacking.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 04:17:41 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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xacidx

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-04-2012 18:16:30 | More by xacidx
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Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-04-2012 05:00:14 | More by Birdlegs
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kyledwardodge

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-03-2012 22:43:32 | More by kyledwardodge
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Thads324

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a completely black oil color. Tight head that is a deep tan. Dissipates fairly soon to a medium ring of lacing
Very faint smells of roasted malts, dark fruits, a hint of coffee. Heavy alcohol smell at the rear with nothing else.
Starts with a smooth espresso with the tiniest bit of chocolate. A nutty, almost woody flavor with a hop bitterness towards the back half beginning. Finishes with another, more solid coffee and dried meat like complexion.
Heavy with little alcohol present. Low carbonation but sharp flavor profile maintained throughout.

Sans the weak aromas despite my barleywine snifter, the beer is excellent. Certainly
A complex flavor that continues to evolve though the glass. Heavy on body and flavor yet drinkable. I like the hop bitterness and it should short age well. All flavors are spaced well so the beer never gets old, boring or cloying. Excellent stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 18:54:29 | More by Thads324
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oldedog

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-03-2012 15:57:41 | More by oldedog
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Lukas

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-03-2012 01:52:16 | More by Lukas
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rundocrun

Iowa

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Body is midnight black with no highlights. 1 finger of dark tan foam on top with decent retention. Good lacing on the glass.

S - Milk chocolate. Light roast coffee. Rye bread. Just a slight hint of grassy or herbal aroma, possibly from the hops.

T - Tons of smooth dark chocolate, a dash of sharp burn grain, a mild tang through the middle that hearkens back to classic irish stouts. Some caramel and booze evident in the finish. Aftertaste is roasty, and with pleasing bitterness from the roasted grain/hops.

M - Medium body with subdued carbonation--a good thing for this beer IMO. Finish is silky with only a touch of acidic/astringent bite. Booze is noticeable in the finish, but just as a subtle warmth.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 03:46:59 | More by rundocrun
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-30-2012 23:48:28 | More by jlogan7
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seplo

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-29-2012 20:35:48 | More by seplo
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tobelerone

Connecticut

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

Top notch appearance: jet black, big fluffy dark tan head that has strong retention; lots of sticky lacing on the glass. They really nailed the beer-milkshake vibe on this one.

Aroma is heavily roasted with lots of bittersweet chocolate notes. Chocolate malts, molasses, anise, brown sugar, a touch of bitter hoppiness beneath.

Quite flavorful; booze is totally hidden here and I really enjoyed the big taste without the excessive alcohol. Lots of bittersweet chocolate, brown sugar, and molasses, well mitigated by the roasted notes and hoppy bitterness that keep the sweetness in check for the most part. Again there is moderate anise, coffee, and charred elements to the flavor, but they're subtler and only emerge as the beer warms a bit.

Medium body and carbonation; somewhat lively in the mouth and not particularly thick or heavy. This is an excellent beer; it hits all the right stout flavor notes without clubbing you over the head with booze or a heavy duty feel. A great middle-of-the-road imperial, and not in terms of quality but rather size. 12 oz bottle and affordable price tag don't hurt either.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 17:29:03 | More by tobelerone
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes.

A: Pours a deep black with a small khaki colored head on top, minimal retention and lacing.

S: A good bit of roasty malt, some cocoa, coffee, and a little cream. All and all pretty nice.

T: Mirrors the aroma with a nice creamy flavor in the middle which blends the cocoa, coffee, and roast flavors together nicely.

M: Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation, nice and smooth.

O: A very solid imperial stout. Very drinkable and clean.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 16:27:27 | More by mdaschaf
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cruzmissile72

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-28-2012 03:02:42 | More by cruzmissile72
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,299 ratings.