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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,492 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,492
Reviews: 788
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 87
Gots: 233 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

zonker17, Feb 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Hanzo, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of Flashy
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Really let down by this one. Love their IPA's- no mouth feel on this though- which is a major factor for stouts- or should be. Nice RIS taste, but not much else. In one of my favorite styles (as it is for many of us at BA)- but will stick with Old Rasputin, McNeills, Stone or Founders since they are all readily available in these parts and better. Watery= fatal flaw.

Flashy, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Ristaccia, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ldhughes3, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Heady978, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

MADPolo, Feb 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Giantspace, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

mjenkins5, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Rons35, Feb 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

udouche, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

jp312, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of JuliusCaesar
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Solid black with a quickly dissipating head.

S: Coffee and malt aroma.

T: Flavors are coffee, malt and dark chocolate. Nice crisp bitter finish

M: Smooth but dry.

Overall: Great Stout. Deep roasted malt flavors balanced by a solid bitter finish. The Alcohol is well hidden as well.

JuliusCaesar, Feb 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

hardrock, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Danielr26, Feb 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Alek, Feb 18, 2013
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SadMachine, Feb 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22%

Thedrunkirish, Feb 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

mweso2000, Feb 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

adkieffer, Feb 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

RayUF07, Feb 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

randylangford, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, menacing black color, even more black than expected - the head is a deep-ass tan color and it lasts almost forever, leaving thick, chunky lacing all the way to the top of the glass.

The aroma is nice, soft, and pleasing. It isn't long and drawn out or overly-complex - rather, it's a simple constitution of roasted malts, light cocoa, and creamy, sweet java. So elegantly balanced and executed delicately to provide a smell that is both delicious and satisfying without being abrasive or cumbersome. I just hope the balance and simplicity on the nose is an indication of how this one will taste...

...and luckily, it is. The taste is a carbon copy of the aroma, only in palatable form. A dense and roasted river of chocolate malts flows to the back of your throat with seemless simplicity and finesse unlike any other. Touches of bittersweet (more so on the sweet side) mocha and creamy java coffee beans stretch out to the edges of the palate - this beer does nothing but get better as it warms up, too.

Nice sweetness throughout, however not sweet enough to be considered a "milk" or "sweet" stout, and it's balanced by a touch of bitterness from the roasted malts and maybe even a bit from the hop bill. The 8.8% ABV isn't noticeable at all, and it's a good range to make this beer highly quaffable without having to feel guilty about tackling a huge alcohol filled endeavor. Silky, creamy body, not quite "thick", good level of carbonation.

Expectations weren't necessarily "high" for this beer (actually, I didn't have really any expectations at all), but I was more than pleasantly surprised. This went down so smooth - it was super delicious and pleasing to drink. Excellent take on "simplicity done right" with nearly perfect balance. Boom, roasted.

tectactoe, Feb 12, 2013
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BugTownPub, Feb 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

JohnLikesBeeraLot, Feb 11, 2013
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,492 ratings.