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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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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4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice looking stout. Nice roasted tones on the nose. But the best thing about this beer is that it's so smooth. Nice and even and easy to drink. And the alcohol is well masked as well, which makes a big difference since this is such a high abv brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 05:57:36 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of chanokokoro


4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle hard poured into a snifter

Pours a opaque black with a three finger beige frothy head. Considerable lacing, as the head recedes, especially for a imperial/double stout. Aromas of chocolate, anise, and roasty malt flood the nostrils. The initial taste of chocolate and a touch coffee flows into dark fruit and anise and finishes with roasty bitterness, very complex. Exceptional mouthfeel creamy and full bodied. A truly exceptional brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 04:19:06 | More by chanokokoro
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-08-2012 02:06:08 | More by beldin96
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-07-2012 00:23:22 | More by jak
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-05-2012 19:07:17 | More by JohnLynch
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

05-04-2012 13:11:58 | More by potestethehero
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3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hadn't had this yet wasn't sure as GF has been iffy....

Poured into my allagash tulip. The color is dark i get a light transparency as it pour but is totally black in the glass. The head is tan and laces very well leaving floating island of head in the middle.

The nose i sweet malty with hints of floral hops and a definite alcohol back. chocolate dominates not coffee but as it warm alcohol is more prominent.

It starts creamy in the mouth silky smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate and hints of fig come in but the big finish is the dry chocolate much like bakers cocoa. The taste is very nice. The finish ends with a noticeable hop bitterness. very pleasant.

Very nice so green flash is about 50/50 now...

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 01:21:20 | More by bishopdc0
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New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-03-2012 02:06:19 | More by infi
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

05-02-2012 00:58:05 | More by olympicgatorade
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-01-2012 23:34:55 | More by bdkucharski
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3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bored from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- nice black in color with a 2" dark an head. Big blotches of lacing cling to the glass.

S- roasted malts, chocolate and pine.

T- lots of chocolate, some roasted malts and big pine finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Slightly thin, not real creamy like others per the style.

O- good imperial stout. Almost a black ipa.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 02:52:29 | More by kawilliams81
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-01-2012 01:08:02 | More by chickenm
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3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint at Mellow Mushroom.

Thick and dark as used oil, this stuff is an intimidating pitch black. It’s topped with one finger of silky graham cracker head that becomes a thin top layer that grips the glass in full sheets.

The aroma is a enticing blend of cocoa, coffee, toast and peanuts. Each sniff reveals a solid new notes: vanilla, molasses and more. Soft sweetness; great roast character.

Bigger molasses and anise in the flavor, paired with equally forceful burnt toast and charcoal. A creamy blend of dark chocolate, cream and vanilla bean adds just enough sweetness.

The body’s a creamy medium, nice and velvety. Carbonation is a little high and prickly, breaking the beer into too much fizz. Some heat appears on the tongue, with accompanying warmth on the way down the throat.

Nice. Green Flash’s Double Stout is a little heavy, but I dig the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 02:03:33 | More by Phelps
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4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque black with a thick rocky coffee colored head. Smells sweet and dark chocolatey, there are also some fruity notes in the background that make the beer very appetizing. Bittersweet dark chocolate dominates the taste buds with some coffee and herbal hops. The beer is thick and silky with moderate carbonation and a dry finish but seems to thin out mid-swallow. This is a top notch stout and I could drink a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 01:35:13 | More by JMad
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-30-2012 01:31:36 | More by Budd0x
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-30-2012 01:17:22 | More by MikeConklin
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New York

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

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

L - black brew with a huge tan head that settled down leaving streaks of thick lacing on the glass.

S - cocoa, coffee and a hint of licorice.

T - everything that the aroma is comes together in a flavorful way.

F - full bodied, thick and creamy.

O - a good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 23:31:23 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-29-2012 23:27:48 | More by Ash
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4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had on-tap at Pazzo's in Lexington, KY.

The beer pours black in color with an impressive mocha head. Can't get a real feel for the appearance since it came in a cold pint glass from a bar.

Intense roasted malt and coffee aromas to this. Plenty of dark chocolate aromas. hint of smoke & licorice. sweet notes as well.. perhaps brown sugar.

The roasted malt flavor is powerful with a hop note. Strong coffee and dark chocolate flavors with a bit of licorice. Lots of sweet milk chocolate on the end. This is exactly what I've been looking for in a stout... strong on the malts & hops that doesn't crowd out the sweet notes. Perfect!

Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Interesting that it wasn't fuller considering the ABV & all the flavors going on.

O: An outstanding stout. perhaps my favorite to date. Green Flash is a strong brewery that keeps kicking out great beers.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2012 17:33:36 | More by haddon
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

04-29-2012 01:36:19 | More by AdamV481
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-28-2012 03:03:11 | More by GTB
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-27-2012 16:33:32 | More by Lob
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-27-2012 00:11:36 | More by HurricaneCamille
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-26-2012 20:44:49 | More by belguinyeast
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-26-2012 12:41:09 | More by mungus
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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