Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,675 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,675
Reviews: 803
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 94
Gots: 277 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of andrewinski1
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. There is a nice almost two inch foamy head with a nice tan color. The body is perfectly black. The lacing is very sticky. This looks good.

The aroma has nice blend of chocolate malt with a hint of licorice.

The taste starts out with slightly sweet, creamy chocolate malt. There is a good roasted flavor in the middle, leading to a slightly hoppy finish.

This is nice and full bodied. The mouthfeel is soft and a little velvety. I really like this one. Good marks all around!

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mlhenson
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of argock
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 64 oz brown growler into a Shaker pint. Purchased at The Lodge (Hilton Head Island, SC).

A: Black and completely light-swallowing with 1-finger cappuccino colored head even with a growler pour. The head has good retention with lace sheeting the top of the glass.

S: There is a good dose of roast, coffee, and oily dark chocolate in the aroma. There is a citrusy, floral hops note as well. There isn't a bunch of dark malt complexity however.

T: This is a very good tasting brew with roast and char being most prominent followed by bitter dark chocolate and a little bit of raisin and date dark malt flavors and a touch of dark malt sourness. There is some orange-lemon citrus with floral notes on the hops side. The alcohol adds a little bit of steely bitterness. A complete IS, but you need to like roast or you will be disappointed.

M: Full body with fairly dry finish and very active carbonation for the style. Long, long aftertaste with lingering roast and hops bitterness.

O: A fine American IS that hits a ton of different spots with the flavor. It is roast heavy, and had that been toned down, I would have liked it even more.

Photo of caverog
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Naterobsnyk4
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of rderedin
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours midnight black with light penetrating only the thinnest of edges. Head is mocha in color and near 2 fingers thick. Retention is above average, with a resulting lace that's thin but sticky.

Smell - Smells of subtle dark roast, chocolate, and a bit of heat shines through.

Taste - Starts with a touch of roasted malt, chocolate mocha and cream, then a huge citrus hop bitterness swoops in and takes control. Finishes strong with a lingering, sharply bitter citrus aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body. For a near 9%, this goes down smooth and easy. Creamy. Carbonation lends to some crispness, along with tingly lips.

Overall - I gotta be honest, for a double stout, I was expecting deeper, more darkly roasted malt, but this kicks like your regular oatmeal with a significant boost in the amount of hops. It's good, but not the 'kick in your pants' abyss deepness I was thinking it'd be. Does well to contain the high alcohol content.

Photo of hiphopj5
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of pearljam118
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of rkarimi
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep black hue with a one finger frothybtan head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured roasted malts and smooth chocolate.

The taste consisted of chocolate malts, dry coffee and a touch of lactose.

The mouthfeel was full with a semi dry finish.

Overall a full flavored user friendly double stout.

Photo of MyMagicalPants
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Samichez
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ridgeline23
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of nschofield
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of ChumleyX
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of olbubba
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at World of Beer in Raleigh; served in a snifter

A - pitch black with a thick cap of brown head that has decent retention

S - faintly roasty, faint coffee, a bit creamy

T - chocolate, coffee, roasty, faint bitterness in the finish

M - smooth, rich, well carbonated, medium bodied

There is nothing of great note here. It was an amped up version of a very traditional stout. All the flavors were there and it was highly drinkable. It's worth a try.

Photo of Ozzy2004Ironman
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of truuby536
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of smi
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of chrispoint
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Buick222
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,675 ratings.