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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,427
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 89
Gots: 210 | 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 Durge
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An opaque black-brown color with a decent dark tan head and plenty of
lacing. The aroma brings a deep, beautiful leathery malt with charcoal-raisin
highlights. Captivating and edible. The flavor includes more charcoal malt intensity with licorice and raisin ideas. There's a bit of grassiness but malt is dominant and it's velvetty
smooth with just a hint of carbonation and a full body. A classy, big beer that
does not disappoint!

Durge, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of NumberNone
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

NumberNone, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of KegsAndEggs
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

KegsAndEggs, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

dreis, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of headyhopzhead
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

headyhopzhead, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of sommersb
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 01-24-2013
Freshness: Bottled on 12-06-2012, as far as I can tell
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Snifter
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

A: Big tan head, 2 fingers high, sits on top of this black and opaque beer. Shows good head retention and very good lacing.

S: Dark chocolate aromas feature some sweetness, plus toasted malts and coffee.

T: Taste includes bittersweet chocolate, coffee and a roasted bitterness, and earthy hops. A little on the astringent side.

M: Smooth mouthfeel of oats and a medium level of carbonation. The finish has bitterness of heavily-roasted grains.

O: Overall a good stout, but could benefit from some additional malt sweetness. I enjoyed this one better on draft as well.

sommersb, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Beer21, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Hellyeahimdrinking, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

wo87810, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

D-Stylz, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

dominic4beer, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

stereosforgeeks, Jan 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

JupiterJesus, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

BayouBengal1537, Jan 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22%

mattporter2, Jan 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Dylanjf, Jan 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

AlexFields, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of arfenhouse
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle bottled on 12/18/12

A: Black with brown head. Very good lacing that sticks to the glass.

S:Mainly semisweet chocolate and roasted malt. Some coffee, toast, and vanilla in the background. A bit bigger would be better.

T: Taste follows the nose very closely; mainly semisweet chocolate and roasted malt. Roast approaches a bit of bitterness towards the end similar to coffee with a small hop note. Very solid, but could be a bit bigger.

M: Thick, smooth, low carbonation. Wet.

O: Straightforward imperial stout with good taste and aroma. Bigger would be better, but considering the price this is very good buy.

arfenhouse, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of tswater
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

tswater, Jan 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

garfscores, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of cyrushire
4/5  rDev -2.4%

cyrushire, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of mpedara429
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours out black with two fingers of fluffy caramel colored head. Very good retention with thick lacing.

S: Smells like dark chocolate, coffee, booze, with a big roasted malt backbone.

T: Dark chocolate, roasted malts, with a hint of bitterness.

M: Heavy body with medium low carbonation. Texture and look is somewhat motor-oily.

O: A very good offering. I wouldn't expect much less from Green Flash. This beer is put together very well and it fires on all cylinders for a great sensory experience.

mpedara429, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

iKrystin, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.24/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours black with deep browns in the light. Head is light tan. Drops to a spotty head with a chunky loose collar. Faint spots of lacing. Pours a bit thinner than expected. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Lots of roasted malt character. Deeply roasted with some cocoa and a solid hit of bitter baker's chocolate. Some tiny hints of old coffee beans. Some grainy notes. Touches of citrus in the back. Not a lot of depth.

Taste: Oh hey, it's super roasted. Touches of smoke and char. Bitter chocolate and baker's chocolate. Loaded with bitter roasted malts. Some old, very old stake coffee. Touches of leather and dark plum. Some caramel malt in the back. A touch of pithy citrus with some pine needle thrown in for good measure. Intense levels of roast.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation on a medium body. Thinner than I expect from the style. A bit dry and bubbly.

Overall: Double your fun? I think not!

Not a bad stout, but I feel like they missed the mark a bit. Has the crazy roast profile associated with the style, but everything else felt a little light by comparison. A bigger body and smoother Mouthfeel would really push this over barely above average.

Goblinmunkey7, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of bh123
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

bh123, Jan 12, 2013
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,427 ratings.