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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,595
Reviews: 794
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 91
Gots: 253 | FT: 1
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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Photo of CHickman
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.

CHickman, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

oldp0rt, Jul 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

StroppyMare, Jul 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

beermeister9, Jul 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of hlatimer266
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

hlatimer266, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of acevenom
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.

acevenom, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
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.

PeterIngemi, Jul 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

TonyTalon, Jul 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Jaldama, Jul 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Actionbastard, Jul 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

sansho, Jul 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

bubseymour, Jul 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

PatGreer, Jul 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

redblacks75, Jul 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

MarkyMOD, Jul 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

SlickestWilly, Jul 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

NHSTEVE, Jul 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

notdriving, Jul 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

beerFool28607, Jul 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

mendvicdog, Jul 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

spamages, Jul 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

bbreneman, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of BrewDocCT
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Bell's pint.

Appearance: Black. Creamy tan head. Lovely.

Smell: Chocolate, little coffee.

Taste: Roasty, chocolate, cherry.

Mouthfeel: Terrific. A smooth drinker, esp. considering the ABV.

Overall: This is one worth seeking out. Really delicious stout. Complex and easy drinking. Green flash nailed it.

BrewDocCT, Jul 12, 2012
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,595 ratings.