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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,452
Reviews: 780
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 88
Gots: 221 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

BColton1, Feb 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

totgolfer, Feb 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Mayhewbc, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

EigenBeer, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

eulerthegrape, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

AlbertosTacos, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of rdilauro
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured jet black with a creamy off white head , the head kept on coming. The aroma was more chocolate than anything. I could detect some coffee, but not overdone.
The fist sip was very carbonated, more so then most of the premium stouts I've tried. The taste was there, but for me, the carbonation made it more difficult to enjoy. This sort of reminded me of the popular "Gu" stouts. Very carbonated.
So, that left the mouthful a bit uneven and the aftertaste was good, but I would have enjoyed this one so much more if it was more up front in flavor

Re-tasted 02/02/13
This time around I wasnt as impressed as I was the first time. As my first review stated, I wasnt excited about the amount of carbonation. It was too much for me. Now, I know there are a number of other super stouts, many Russian Imperial Stouts that like to have the carbonation. Me, I prefer one without much carbonation.
I also did not detect as much chocolate this time. I will be honest to say that tonight we tasted two stouts, one known for its chocolate tones. So, it might have been the first one with loads of chocolate, and now the Double Stout leaving me somewhat wanting for more.

rdilauro, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of schoolboy
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As I would expect from Green Flash and for the price, this is a first rate true American Double. As with most American styles, it is somewhat over the top, another demonstration of the superiority of these styles.

It pours a stout black with little head but nice lacing. The aroma barely gives a hint of the taste, which is huge. There is loads of hops plus a ton of roasted malt. I'm not sure what all the other hints are - chocolate? It keeps on giving in the aftertaste.

This is definitely one to keep in mind when you want a great American stout.

schoolboy, Feb 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

beersvh23, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured entire bomber into 34oz mug. Oily black with a thick, foamy tan head that stays full for a long time, leaving some sticky lacing on the mug. Smells amazing in the bottle: coffee and chocolate. Once poured it smells a lot more metallic, but that's probably the hops sneaking through. Taste follows the great smell; creamy and smooth, coffee and bitter chocolate witha smooth finish, hops just lingering on the back of the tongue. Overall this is a great beer, one of the best American imperial stouts I've had.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Feb 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

barneysdad, Feb 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

LouDogg114, Feb 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Nage37, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of MaineBrewing
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - poured oil slick black with big creamy mocha 2 finger head. Really fine quality head that is leaving bountiful lacing as it subsides.

S - very nice sweet roasted malt nose. Hints of vanilla, cocoa, and coffee. Slight damp tarp with the roasted malt.

T - Taste is nice and sweet, slight notes of chocolate and coffee with a nice roasted malt character. very mellow and balanced up front, with a dry and bitter finish. Lots of Bittering hops really balance out the very sweet character you get at first.

M - very drinkable for a big stout, medium body and smooth. Almost no carbonation though, which I don't mind the way the favors meld real well, I think the lack of carbonation is good.

O - pretty good, after drinking the abomination that is le freak this is a solid entry in the imperial stout style for green flash and I am impressed. It defiantly is more on the hoppy and and is a good option when you want a dryer imperial stout.

MaineBrewing, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

"Once it hits your lips, it's so good."

Poured into a snifter.

A - Nice foamy, brown head. Pitch black.

S - Aroma of burnt coffee, roasted nuts.

T - Delicious from the first taste to the last. Alcohol in the background. Slight bitternenss that's appealing. Wonderful.

T - Medium to full bodied. Rich.

O - I will be drinking this again and often. Oh yes, this beer will be mine. Superb.

Beer-A-Lot, Jan 30, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Four-pack of short 12 oz. bottles at Ward's for $9.99

A: pour produces a thick, dark tan, foamy, 2-finger head that holds on for the duration - beer is pitch black

S: the nose is all malt and very clean, without much change as it warms

T: burnt malt and dark chocolate with a pronounced hop finish, but not boozy at all

M: medium to full mouthfeel with solid but not excessive carbonation

O: very pleasant balance, but not remarkable

This is not really an Imperial Stout, but a Black Ale (black IPA).

MisterE, Jan 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

richeddi, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

hickmancase, Jan 27, 2013
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,452 ratings.