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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,280 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,280
Reviews: 764
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 78
Gots: 179 | 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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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-05-2012 02:32:08 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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ATXRyan

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-04-2012 05:28:00 | More by ATXRyan
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled in an Ommegang Tulip. A hard pour produces a thick head of light brown rocky foam, great lacing as it settles out over very deep dark brown stouty-stout. I'm getting chocolate and roasted barley...very light coffee too in the nose, seems promising so far. Luxurious viscous mouthfeel with flavors of chocolate once again, malt sugar sweetness, a nice roasty sensation mingling with a not-over-the-top hopping...everything melds nicely. Chocolate again in the finish, then fades with a roasty note. Alcohol well masked in this one. Quality stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 00:30:21 | More by beerluvr
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Mazarate

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-03-2012 02:33:13 | More by Mazarate
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-03-2012 00:04:10 | More by Axnjxn
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AgentMunky

California

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet.

A: Two fingers of tight, creamy mocha head. The beer is dark brown, mahoganyish, but totally opaque.

S: Mmm, milk chocolate and roasted malt. Smells like a creamy robust stout. Unfortunately, at time, a dryness veers towards metallic.

T/M: Damn solid stout. No complaints. That said, pretty typical. The body is dark and malty, with a noticeable dash of hops to keep things fresh. Some fruity elements are appreciated, but outshone by chocolate. Viscous and smooth, with an excellent, lingering, roasted-bitter finish. Full-bodied and enjoyable.

O: An exemplar of the style and a classic beer. Recommended. Would have again, if a bit plain.

EDIT: Almost a year has done wonders. Huge vanillins dominate the nose (and are big in the flavor) and the hops are juicy, fruity, and delicious. Highly recommended. Would bump nose to 4.5, as well as taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 05:18:49 | More by AgentMunky
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gutbuster

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-01-2012 11:10:21 | More by gutbuster
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breedsimpsonville

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

07-31-2012 17:23:18 | More by breedsimpsonville
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viverlee

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very decent imperial stout. Not normally what I would consider a summertime beer, this really does it for me. A near ideal night cap.

STYLE: Double/Imperial Stout

ABV: 8.8%

LOOK: Like dessert. Car tire black with a thin darkish head. Not bubbly, not fluffy, but there. What I want from this style is something that resembles whole milk. This is richer than 2% but not quite to that standard.

NOSE: Playful. Sweet chocolate milk, peanut M&Ms, raspberries, cherries, stir of licorice. It’s the light floral scent that rounds it out for me.

MOUTH: Very clean on the front, brownie batter and vanilla and dissolved rib collagen roam purposefully through the mouth. What’s notable is a whisper of lemon-orange citrus and undefined but pleasant floral notes. It finishes crisply on the back end but lingers in the cheeks, putting the mouthfeel in rare company.

Beeradvocate Rating: 91

Hayward Abbey Rating: 90

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 03:59:03 | More by viverlee
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CHickman

New York

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours motor oil black color with zero light penetration and a creamy 1 finger tan head that faded slowly and left a creamy layer on top and moderate spotty lacing on the sides with rings as it went down.

Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, toasted grains, burnt coffee, charred wood, floral hops and a hint of herbs; very rich roasted aroma that had a sweet chocolate twist to make it inviting.

The flavor is like the nose on steroids, complex with strong roasted malt, chocolate, toasted grains, burnt coffee, charred wood, molasses, caramel, brown sugar and vanilla up front, followed by lemon zest, citrus hops, cocoa powder, herbs or tea leaf, more burnt coffee and a hint of dark fruit or booze like rum or bourbon. This is a sweet malt bomb that has enough hops to bring out the chocolate sweetness and hide the ABV very well, allowing just hints of booze to linger after each sip.

Mouthfeel is creamy and very smooth, with mild carbonation that’s on the thin side, a medium body and slightly bitter finish that leaves a nice smoky aftertaste and a touch of booze. Very nice imperial stout that was easy to drink and got better as it warmed up.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 03:54:51 | More by CHickman
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-28-2012 15:40:24 | More by oldp0rt
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StroppyMare

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-27-2012 23:21:15 | More by StroppyMare
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beermeister9

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

07-27-2012 21:53:21 | More by beermeister9
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-27-2012 03:34:01 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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hlatimer266

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-26-2012 23:36:23 | More by hlatimer266
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 5/22/2012.

Poured into a pint glass. Pours black like motor oil with a tall, tan head. the head retains very well, dissipating very slowly. Plenty of sticky lacing is left behind on the glass. There are aromas of dark roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. It has the typical imperial stout smell that really opens up as it warms. The alcohol can also be picked up in the smell. The dark roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee flavors blend very well together in the mouth. The roasted malts leave a light aftertaste. There are also some hops in the back end, which balance some of those big flavors. The alcohol is well-hidden, but becomes more apparent as it warms up. The flavors become bolder as the beer warms. The body is medium to full with some carbonation. The finish is dry. The beer is creamy, though a bit on the thinner side of creamy. This helps the drinkability, but this is still a sipper. This is an excellent beer. While it's not quite as good as Old Rasputin, this is still a solid imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 17:13:42 | More by acevenom
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a duvel glass

A: pours black with a two dj get chocolaty head that recedes slowly to a film and leavs a ton of sticky lacing, this looks delicious

S: delicious and roasty, chocolaty, reminds me of chocolate pudding, hint of alcohol.

T: deffinatly toasty, and chocolaty, deffinatly some hints of cherry in there as well, a little bit of smoke, again I am reminded of chocolate pudding. All these flavors and complexities seem to
Clash a bit, and there is a bit of a metallic astringency.

M: medium bodied, deffinatly on the light side for the style with high medium carbonation, I wish that the carbonation was a bit lower here, although the brew is very drinkable, but I like a bit more heft from my impy stouts.

O: no my favorite stout, although it is deffinatly not a bad beer, of you look at the ratin this brew has after 500 reviews, i guess it's just not for me. It looks beautiful and smells beautiful bit the taste and mouthfeel were a bit off for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 03:26:15 | More by PeterIngemi
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-24-2012 16:15:56 | More by TonyTalon
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Jaldama

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-24-2012 10:12:57 | More by Jaldama
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Actionbastard

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

07-24-2012 02:14:05 | More by Actionbastard
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sansho

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-24-2012 01:14:21 | More by sansho
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-24-2012 01:06:49 | More by bubseymour
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-23-2012 05:13:39 | More by PatGreer
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redblacks75

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-22-2012 14:17:51 | More by redblacks75
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-16-2012 05:38:32 | More by MarkyMOD
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,280 ratings.