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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,452 Ratings
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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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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

WynnO, Dec 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

ehnahwy8, Dec 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

discdueler, Dec 15, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent strong stout, a bit simple and devoid of complexity, especially for being as strong and heavy as it is.

Black, it has a big brown head.

Aroma is chocolate, hint of coffee, wet earth and bark, hint of winy prunes. Aroma is rich, full, nice, soft.

Taste is full and strong but simple and lacking in complexity. It is creamy, bittersweet, rich chocolate with hint of coffee, brandied prunes and wet singed leaves. It has a lingering burnt-leaf bitterness at finish. There is really nothing else. Compared to Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, for example that beer is far more complex and interesting and well-rounded than this on comparable (in fact slightly lower) abv. This has strong roasty-chocolatey elements but really nothing else.

Offa, Dec 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Lex_Talionis, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Ravenacht, Dec 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

bifrost17, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Large dark tan head on a jet black body. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malts, and milk chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, vanilla, both milk and dark chocolate, hint of pine hops, raisin and coffee. Very smooth and creamy with light to moderate carbonation. Overall this one is complex, very clean tasting with a mouthfeel making it incredibly enjoyable and easy to drink.

kylehay2004, Dec 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

ZethOfTheNorth, Dec 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

WritersBlock, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Joshpu, Dec 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

JSchock7, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of rawfish
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shade above black with an impressive two finger high mocha head. Good retention and leaves a beautiful pattern of lacing behind on the glass.

Roasted malts with a good amount of milk chocolate, licorice, plums, raisin and burnt wood. Little bit of a herbal hop profile that further brings out the dark fruit and sweetness.

Deep sweet roasted malt with a really big chocolate profile, fudge and dark chocolate bars, glimpses of coffee grounds, smoke, candied fruit, licorice and grassy hops. Sticky and a touch smoky and acidic on the finish.

Medium body for a stout, sticky with adequate carbonation, well hidden alcohol and very smooth.

Terrific stout, sweet dessert profile that pairs wonderfully with chocolate. Very well integrated and executed by Green Flash. Creamy mouthfeel and a treat to drink.

rawfish, Dec 06, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a year old bottle.. a deep brown pour with 2 fingers of tan head which caused some excellent lacing. smells of chocolate milk, toasted oats, a sweet grape musky smell... the taste is a subtle blend of vanilla, toffee and chocolate, bitter toasted grains in the background with a tobacco-like aftertaste. medium body, low carbonation and very creamy!

this is a delicious strong stout with a rich creaminess to it that makes it a perfect dessert beer. really enjoyable after a year of aging.

facundoCNB, Dec 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

EyePeeAyBryan, Dec 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

GoGata, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of Treyliff
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter

A- pours opaque black, dark as night. Thick looking pour with a creamy dark tan head and patches of lace. This is about as dark as they come.

S- smoky campfire, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, and charcoal.

T- dark and delicious, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, bitter-sweet chocolate, charred, smoked meat, finishes with a bit of piney hop bitterness.

M- full bodied with light carbonation, thick mouthfeel finishes a bit creamy, just enough warmth from the booze

O- this is one dark and smoky stout. Complex flavors but well balanced throughout, this one is definitely a sipper. Great pick for a cold December night.

Treyliff, Dec 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

BTHU, Dec 03, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pitch-black with a huge fluffy coffee-colored head that sticks around well and leaves behind beautiful lacing on the glass. Pretty much the perfect stout pour.

S: Surprisingly, lots of hops for a big stout like this. Also, some dark fruits, licorice, a bit of coffee and chocolate.

T/M: Sweet, smooth chocolate and licorice up front, followed by somewhat more bitter coffee and subdued hoppy flavors. Rich and flavorful. Slightly thin body for a stout, just moderate.

O: A pretty good double stout with plenty of nice coffee and chocolate flavor.

sevenarts, Dec 02, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at engine 15.... this brewery never lets me down.. everything they do is solid... beatiful looking stout... smells big. Huge roasted malt aromas... lots of chocolate and coffee flavors... nice bitter backend... nice hop presence in a stout and backed up with a huge rich body as this style should have

CampusCrew, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

RMoeNay, Dec 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

VALIS666, Dec 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Beukes, Dec 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

greencovesteve, Dec 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

kruthy, Nov 30, 2012
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,452 ratings.