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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,417 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,417
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 87
Gots: 207 | 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 GPHarris
4/5  rDev -2.4%

a - poured a two-fingers thick coffee-colored head into a snifter that left a nice ring throughout. the body was dark black.
s - roasted coffee with some chocolate malt aromas.
t - roasted chocolate and coffee with a hint of piney hops.
m - medium and slick.
o - really solid stout that left me wanting another one.

GPHarris, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Beerbuddy21, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of kwa357
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

kwa357, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
2.5/5  rDev -39%

Super deep brown color, close to black, very big light brown head. Super sticky. Asphault cocoa powder roasted malt and an overall earthiness on the nose.

Suprisingly light for an imperial stout. Brisk carbonation, same flavors that are on the nose, a bit of astringent coffee. Thin and burnt tasting, not really understanding the high rating on this one. Earthy bitterness that doesn't really compliment the other flavors. The one upside is you can't detect the 8.8% other than that though not a good beer. Harsh astringent and with flavors that dont meld.

jtierney89, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of YamagamiTravis
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

YamagamiTravis, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of NeutronMan
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

NeutronMan, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%

12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a very dark brown on the pour, ends up black in the glass with two fingers of light tan head.nretention is superb.

S: Not a very strong aroma - I get roasted malts first and foremost. As the beer warms, I get some dark and milk chocolate as well.

T: Dark chocolate now dominates the flavor. Soon behind this I get bitter dark coffee and some roasted malts. This beer is certainly on the dry side, but there is some milk chocolate sweetness to balance. Bitter hoppiness also gives the perception of being dry - there is quite a bit of it.

M: Medium thickness with creamy carbonation.

O: This beer is a bit on the dry side and quite bitter. The dark chocolate flavor is quite nice, but more sweetness and thickness would help. This would also add to the complexity, which is also lacking.

coreyfmcdonald, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of xacidx
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

xacidx, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Birdlegs
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Birdlegs, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of kyledwardodge
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

kyledwardodge, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Thads324
4.1/5  rDev 0%

Pours a completely black oil color. Tight head that is a deep tan. Dissipates fairly soon to a medium ring of lacing
Very faint smells of roasted malts, dark fruits, a hint of coffee. Heavy alcohol smell at the rear with nothing else.
Starts with a smooth espresso with the tiniest bit of chocolate. A nutty, almost woody flavor with a hop bitterness towards the back half beginning. Finishes with another, more solid coffee and dried meat like complexion.
Heavy with little alcohol present. Low carbonation but sharp flavor profile maintained throughout.

Sans the weak aromas despite my barleywine snifter, the beer is excellent. Certainly
A complex flavor that continues to evolve though the glass. Heavy on body and flavor yet drinkable. I like the hop bitterness and it should short age well. All flavors are spaced well so the beer never gets old, boring or cloying. Excellent stuff.

Thads324, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of oldedog
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

oldedog, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Lukas
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Lukas, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of rundocrun
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%

A - Body is midnight black with no highlights. 1 finger of dark tan foam on top with decent retention. Good lacing on the glass.

S - Milk chocolate. Light roast coffee. Rye bread. Just a slight hint of grassy or herbal aroma, possibly from the hops.

T - Tons of smooth dark chocolate, a dash of sharp burn grain, a mild tang through the middle that hearkens back to classic irish stouts. Some caramel and booze evident in the finish. Aftertaste is roasty, and with pleasing bitterness from the roasted grain/hops.

M - Medium body with subdued carbonation--a good thing for this beer IMO. Finish is silky with only a touch of acidic/astringent bite. Booze is noticeable in the finish, but just as a subtle warmth.

rundocrun, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of jlogan7
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

jlogan7, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of seplo
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

seplo, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%

Top notch appearance: jet black, big fluffy dark tan head that has strong retention; lots of sticky lacing on the glass. They really nailed the beer-milkshake vibe on this one.

Aroma is heavily roasted with lots of bittersweet chocolate notes. Chocolate malts, molasses, anise, brown sugar, a touch of bitter hoppiness beneath.

Quite flavorful; booze is totally hidden here and I really enjoyed the big taste without the excessive alcohol. Lots of bittersweet chocolate, brown sugar, and molasses, well mitigated by the roasted notes and hoppy bitterness that keep the sweetness in check for the most part. Again there is moderate anise, coffee, and charred elements to the flavor, but they're subtler and only emerge as the beer warms a bit.

Medium body and carbonation; somewhat lively in the mouth and not particularly thick or heavy. This is an excellent beer; it hits all the right stout flavor notes without clubbing you over the head with booze or a heavy duty feel. A great middle-of-the-road imperial, and not in terms of quality but rather size. 12 oz bottle and affordable price tag don't hurt either.

tobelerone, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%

Review from notes.

A: Pours a deep black with a small khaki colored head on top, minimal retention and lacing.

S: A good bit of roasty malt, some cocoa, coffee, and a little cream. All and all pretty nice.

T: Mirrors the aroma with a nice creamy flavor in the middle which blends the cocoa, coffee, and roast flavors together nicely.

M: Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation, nice and smooth.

O: A very solid imperial stout. Very drinkable and clean.

mdaschaf, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of cruzmissile72
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

cruzmissile72, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of righthereisay
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

Purchased a single bottle. Was a little concerned because the only other beer I had from Green Flash was that Palet Wrecker, which was probably one of the worst beers I ever had.

Poured into a Corsendonk glass . Pitch black, with a very nice head, which stayed long. Maybe a little too foamy, but looked very nice.

Smell: Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, no alcohol smell at all to me...

Taste: Well, after the smell, my expectations were low. But wow, this one was much better than expected. The malts, chocolate, and coffee were all present and it had a great body. Considering everything that is going on with this, I am rather impressed.

The ending definitely has some bitterness to it...not overwhelming, but definitely there. I cannot taste any alcohol at all. The carbonation is low-medium.

This is a very drinkable stout. I am impressed.

righthereisay, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of BeerTheater
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

This beer is almost pitch black with a nice one inch camel colored head. The head does dissipate but not totally, leaving little islands of burnt sienna bubbles abound. These same bubbles which almost look like crystalline sugar lace the cup.

The aroma isn't powerful on the nose but it's noticeable and fragrant. I get whiffs of milk chocolate and a somewhat mild roast coffee. Smells semi-sweet and there could be a hint of fruit there too.

The taste is wonderful and expected from the nose. You get the roasted chocolatey, malty flavor and that's the prevalent taste up front and for the majority of the experience; until it warms up a bit and other flavors come through like coffee and even some fruitiness. Definitely hits the sweet tooth but there's also a half note of bitterness that welcomes you.

The mouth feel is memorable as it's very silky smooth and creamy. Rich and almost chewy but not quite. It might just be me but it's like you can feel the texture of little crystals dancing on your tongue. This is a beer that I loved every quaff.

Great beer overall, with not a single complaint; not even a minor grievance. Perhaps the reasonable price also plays a small role in my conclusion. It's got great flavor and aroma when at a cool temp and opens up a bit more as it warms. The mouth feel is exquisite and for a powerful ABV. at 8.8%, there really wasn't any booze-ish taste to it at all. However, it sure warms the belly and i'm sure will creep up on those willing to indulge. A new beer to me and it leapfrogged instantly to one of my favorites.

BeerTheater, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of beerdhabelly
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

beerdhabelly, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of jtbigz
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

jtbigz, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of jlieber17
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

jlieber17, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev -2.4%

ChrisL24481, Oct 26, 2012
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,417 ratings.