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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,778 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,778
Reviews: 818
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 101
Gots: 328 | 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

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Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 03-17-2008

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of russwaddell
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thick brown head. Sticks around just long enough.

Totally opaque brown.

Extremely balanced, with relatively subtle chocolate and coffee. Sort of "essence of chocolate ice cream." Not much bitterness. Boozy finish.

Smooth and goes down real easy. Not too thick and heavy, not too sticky, not too burnt tasting.

Photo of michaelmgio
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of GPHarris
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Thads324
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,778 ratings.