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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Double StoutDouble Stout

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2,286 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,286
Reviews: 766
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 78
Gots: 180 | 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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Ratings: 2,286 | Reviews: 766 | Display Reviews Only:
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JonathanSuarez

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-22-2012 23:30:33 | More by JonathanSuarez
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vcoggins

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-20-2012 23:05:01 | More by vcoggins
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Shnanign

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-20-2012 21:56:28 | More by Shnanign
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mattg

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

09-20-2012 21:29:24 | More by mattg
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BoRaeCho

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

09-19-2012 16:47:00 | More by BoRaeCho
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-19-2012 00:27:21 | More by jfcaa193
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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Black as night. No light comes through at any point, no red hues around the edges, no lighter brown areas near the top, this is just black. The head has a light coffee color and, as with many other Green Flash brews, a strong staying power. Lacing is not bad.

SMELL: Not as intense in the nose as some other Green Flash beers are the Double Stout still provides a solid aromatic experience. Chocolate is the dominant smell with a very nice nutty roastiness right behind it. Wow. Could be stronger, but wonderful nonetheless.

TASTE: This is excellent beer. The most noticeable characteristic here is the nuttiness. It is unexpected and blends beautifully with the chocolate, oatmeal and roasted malt flavors. Coffee, tiny hints of cherry and pepper also work their way in as the beer warms, making this a wonderfully complex brew.

MOUTHFEEL: Big, rich and full bodied - creamy, silky smooth and most importantly; comforting. Unlike some other big, Double Stouts, this one is much easier drinking. The 8.8% is nowhere to be seen (or felt) here.

OVERALL: The Double Stout seems to straddle the line between a regular and an Imperial Stout. It isn’t quite as rich as some Imperials, but it is far more complex than the average sessionable stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 09:37:44 | More by StoneTSR
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daledeee

Iowa

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my large wine shaped glass

Nice medium tan head on very dark body. The head on these is good. Lacing as well.

Nose is very roasty and malty.

Taste is roasted malt and some charred notes. Hints of chocolate with the usual dose of hops which is standard for this brand. The hops are almost distracting until you get a few sips down then it mellows out.

Mouth feel is the only limiter on this beer. I found it to be on the dry side which I don't like personally. Alcohol is there aplenty but hidden. This is a good beer but I like the heavier body more creamy styles better.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 23:14:59 | More by daledeee
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scburns

New York

5/5  rDev +22%

09-16-2012 21:58:01 | More by scburns
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tfsimpkins

Florida

5/5  rDev +22%

09-16-2012 21:28:22 | More by tfsimpkins
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jdhasse

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-16-2012 15:39:42 | More by jdhasse
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2GOOFY

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-16-2012 05:26:07 | More by 2GOOFY
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skyisland

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-16-2012 03:06:26 | More by skyisland
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TheDarkestYouveGot

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

09-15-2012 18:42:05 | More by TheDarkestYouveGot
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writingjesse

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

09-15-2012 04:42:01 | More by writingjesse
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dsauter

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-14-2012 23:56:36 | More by dsauter
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-14-2012 02:35:31 | More by grumpygerman
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mtnwesdew

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-12-2012 15:24:36 | More by mtnwesdew
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thingsidontremember


4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-11-2012 18:15:19 | More by thingsidontremember
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-10-2012 23:47:34 | More by Jamesthebrit
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this stout in a nonic pint glass.

Appearance- The body is black with a little bit of brown at the edge of the glass. The chocolate milk -like head puffs to half a finger before receding quickly and barely covering the lid.

Smell- Lots of tantalizing smells coming out of this one! It is a deep sugary and smokey scent. Some chocolate, some brown sugar, and a little bit of roast, this makes up the majority of the smells. I'm also getting the slightest hints of alcohol and even dark cherries.

Taste- This is a more aggressive stout on the palate, and by that I mean it carries a little more roastiness, even smoke. And there is an inherent bitterness from this as well.

This roasted quality never really lets up, and the hints of brandy and chocolate are buried underneath. It is certainly not as complex as the nose, but still good.

Mouth feel- Green Flash's Double Stout is more medium bodied, but not very creamy. A little more heft or smoothness would have helped, especially since it errs on the side of roasty.

Overall- The beer needs a little work on the palate. If the understated chocolate and slightly fruity flavors could come forward and fight back against the forces of roast, this beer would be down right delicious.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 03:15:19 | More by Pintofbrown
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longbongsilver

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Seen this brand around town for awhile. Seeing "double stout" and happening to feel in a stout mood, why not? To my apartment you go...

Pour is uber-black (of course), though fizzy around the glass. Head is chocolate milk shade, thick & sticks around firmly for the last couple cm. Smell is surprisingly absent of coffee-ish note (at least to my nose), which usually comes in with big stouts even when none is added. The scent that does show up is more along the lines of cinnamon, dark fruit, & licorice. Something different here as far as that goes, which I'm conflicted on: I like the coffee tone when it is present, but they may have a more left field sense on the taste than I'm expecting that could work out to something unique and refreshing. Only one way to find out...

Chocolate, a straight-up yet subtle deep roast in the background, plus the dark fruit suggested on the scent. The roast reminds me of like a beer equivalent of the bark on true smoked bbq -- which this would go well with, come to think of it. Goes down creamy, with only enough fizz on the tongue to remind me that it has any.

Must say, I'm impressed. Nice work, green...

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 04:24:39 | More by longbongsilver
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brentblack1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

09-08-2012 15:04:02 | More by brentblack1
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BillyTWilliams

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-08-2012 12:51:11 | More by BillyTWilliams
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HopsintheSack

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

09-08-2012 05:00:34 | More by HopsintheSack
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,286 ratings.