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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,813
Reviews: 826
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 101
Gots: 348 | 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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Ratings: 2,813 | Reviews: 826
Photo of facundoCNB
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a year old bottle.. a deep brown pour with 2 fingers of tan head which caused some excellent lacing. smells of chocolate milk, toasted oats, a sweet grape musky smell... the taste is a subtle blend of vanilla, toffee and chocolate, bitter toasted grains in the background with a tobacco-like aftertaste. medium body, low carbonation and very creamy!

this is a delicious strong stout with a rich creaminess to it that makes it a perfect dessert beer. really enjoyable after a year of aging.

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Treyliff
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter

A- pours opaque black, dark as night. Thick looking pour with a creamy dark tan head and patches of lace. This is about as dark as they come.

S- smoky campfire, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, and charcoal.

T- dark and delicious, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, bitter-sweet chocolate, charred, smoked meat, finishes with a bit of piney hop bitterness.

M- full bodied with light carbonation, thick mouthfeel finishes a bit creamy, just enough warmth from the booze

O- this is one dark and smoky stout. Complex flavors but well balanced throughout, this one is definitely a sipper. Great pick for a cold December night.

Photo of BTHU
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of sevenarts
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pitch-black with a huge fluffy coffee-colored head that sticks around well and leaves behind beautiful lacing on the glass. Pretty much the perfect stout pour.

S: Surprisingly, lots of hops for a big stout like this. Also, some dark fruits, licorice, a bit of coffee and chocolate.

T/M: Sweet, smooth chocolate and licorice up front, followed by somewhat more bitter coffee and subdued hoppy flavors. Rich and flavorful. Slightly thin body for a stout, just moderate.

O: A pretty good double stout with plenty of nice coffee and chocolate flavor.

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

Had this on tap at engine 15.... this brewery never lets me down.. everything they do is solid... beatiful looking stout... smells big. Huge roasted malt aromas... lots of chocolate and coffee flavors... nice bitter backend... nice hop presence in a stout and backed up with a huge rich body as this style should have

Photo of RMoeNay
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of VALIS666
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Beukes
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of greencovesteve
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of kruthy
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of CB_Crowe
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review #3 for those keeping track at home.

12oz bottle from local bevy poured into Lawson's Tulip 11/29/12

A: Black. Awesome two finger beige head.

S: Mmmm. This smells really tasty. Coffee, cappucino. Slight chocolate and hops too.

T: Yeah! Cappucino. Slightly bitter since it was probably a tad on the cold side when poured but I couldn't wait any longer. As it warmed, the chocolate came through nicely on the finish and some of the bitterness disapperared.

M: Smooth. It's not chewy or super heavy but it's not too thin either.

O: Wow. Really nice balanced stout. I was suprised by this one so I thought I should review it. It's one of the better balanced stouts I've had recently. Considering picking up a 4 pack now.

Photo of Listers
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of rolive
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ChrisMon02
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of brewskifan55
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A: Blackish/brown with a tan half finger head that fizzles to tiny bubbles. Bulky lacing.

S: Coffee, chocolate, licorice.

T: Follows nose. Very smooth and sweet. Bold. Even better as it warms.

M: Medium to heavy. Frothy carbonation.

O: One of the better stouts I've tried. Another winner from Green Flash.

Photo of LiquorsInc
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mikem0487
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of muskiesman
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of RobertColianni
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz. bottle from Total Wine & More poured into 18.2oz. Samuel Smith's Pint Glass

A: This may be the sexiest beer I've ever poured. It's black as hell in the center with hints of deep soil brown around the edges. The head is a solid three inches of mousse colored thickness and is dissipating extremely slowly. Upon pour, I got that sexy, lavish drop similar to Guinness; you know, where it looks like sand churning in a shallow pool.

S: Coffee and cappuccino. No thinness, no alcohol, no chocolate or screwing around. This is malted cappuccino. Such a great aroma.

T: Imagine if steak tasted like an average stout, but the steak was charred. It's slightly grainy, but that char is awesome. Cappuccino on steroids. Hints of finely shaven dark bakers chocolate. Not sweet, but bitter. The beer isn't bitter, just the chocolate is.

M: Ugh! It's smooth as hell, slightly thinning, and a little oily. A nice, full hop tingle, but not too much. Not even enough to register until the dryness takes over my mouth post-sip, bringing me back for more. Really frothy. Not as thick as I assumed, but it's perfect. P-E-R-F-E-C-T.

OVERALL: Green Flash Double Stout is a sexy, classy, rough and tumble broad. Everything about it is about average and the textbook style areas are a hit. I suggest all of you bourbon stout lovers take a step back and see what a non-barrell aged stout is supposed to be like just as a refreshing reminder. This is the best non-bourbon/brandy stout I've had to date and the most stylistically perfect. Green Flash has always been a hell of a brewery, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

NOTE: Live review.
(EDIT:) Still massive amounts of lacing with only about eight ounces left. It's all there on this one.

Photo of Mikecap
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.28/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a solid jet black color and builds a tall khaki head leaving lots of lacing. An impressive start just by the looks of it.

Nearly wet my nose at first while digging for any semblance of an aroma, but once it opened up got some nice notes of milk chocolate-covered cherries, medium roast coffee and pumpernickel.

Taste doesn't quite live up to the nose or appearance. It's got the standard stout notes of coffee and chocolate, but it finishes with a overly earthy and acidic bite. A little too much roast and hop bitterness with not quite enough malt sweetness for my liking.

Mouthfeel is disappointing as well...too thin and too much carbonation for a double stout. Could be a lot smoother.

A bit too acrid and rough around the edges for my taste, but if you like the sound of a hop-bombed coffee stout, give this one a shot.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,813 ratings.