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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,424 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,424
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 89
Gots: 209 | 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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Photo of bhir
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

bhir, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Merkur
3.43/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the tap room in San Deigo

Beer pours a nice, rich, dark brown color.

As far as smell, nothing really to detect. Just a bit of slight roastiness.

Beer tastes slightly bitter on the initial taste and then hops take over the back end. A bit too hoppy for an imperial stout, in my opinion.

Mouthfeel was a bit on the thin side.

Overall, an OK Imperial stout.

Merkur, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

sukwonee, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Morningside
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Morningside, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of mikehblack
3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours completely black with a nice fat espresso head. Lacing clings to the glass.

S- Roasted malt, a little chocolate. Not much else going on here.

T- Dark chocolate, espresso, some roasted character. Slight bitterness from the chocolate.

M- Very smooth and creamy. Coats the mouth and I can hardly taste the alcohol. Easy drinker.

O- A pretty standard and well-balanced imperial stout that represents well for the style but doesn't provide much beyond that. Great mouthfeel, however.

mikehblack, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of MisterGrizz
4/5  rDev -2.4%

MisterGrizz, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of dlepeau
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

dlepeau, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of GoGators
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

GoGators, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Pellinore1
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Pellinore1, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of gafferjohn
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

gafferjohn, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of kiki3drt292
4/5  rDev -2.4%

kiki3drt292, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of sulldaddy
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter.

The beer pours a jet black hue with fluffy tan head foaming up 2-4 cm even with a gentle pour, good thing I have an oversized snifter!

Aroma is chocolate malt and some rich roasted notes. I also get some brown sugar and a bit of grassy hop. But the nose is a little on the mild side overall.

First sip reveals an average body with silky smooth texture and fine tingly yet sparse carbonation. Very easy drinking physical attributes.

Flavor is as the nose advertises rich roasted malt and some dark chocolate mixing with some brown sugar and just a bit of coffee grounds. The coffee comes in on the finish with just a brief hit of bitterness. The booze is masterfully hidden and hops dont show up much on the flavor either.

I am surprised that my glass is almost empty as this beer is incredibly easy drinking and has no evidence of the ABV. Quite a nice beer, while not overly complex it is great at what it is a roasty rich malty stout.

sulldaddy, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of AleWatcher
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Founders snifter.

Very very dark, completely opaque. Three finger head of very dark and thick brown bubbles. Great lacing and retention.
This beer looks amazing.

Big old chocolate fudge, like brownie batter. Huge roasty malts. Some coffee notes.
The flavor is pretty sweet, bit the finish is just right. The booziness is perfect-- just a little warmth, but it fits perfectly and works well.

The feel is a little thinner than I expected, but it is still well passed medium on the fullness-scale. It may have a touch too much carbonation, but it's still a great beer overall.

Ok-- Green Flash, congrats. I'll let go the fact you don't bottle date! This is a great goddamn beer.

AleWatcher, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of obrike
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 4 pack in Round Rock for 8 bucks and change at Specs in Round Rock.

First of all...I've seen this beer a zillion times and have passsed it by.

I apologize.

This is a great freaking beer!

A pitch black pour with a moderate tan head that disapptes fairly quickly; leaves super clingy lacing. Excellent lacing in fact!

Getting an aromatic burnt malt scent...some cocoa, coffee, a bit of vanilla. Quite nice.

Wow...what a tasty Imp Stout. For some reason, I was expecting a stout that would somehome be dominated with hops on the backend from this brewery, as they are known for hop-heavy ipas. This one is pure imp stout: rich, uber-smooth, subtle dark chocolate and coffee with roasted malt. There is a nice bitter kick at the end too, but not the hop assault I was afraid of. No trace of booze at all. So good. Gotta be a top 10 Imp Stout without a doubt.

This will be a cold-weather staple...hell, who am I kidding, I'll drink it any time of year!

obrike, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

MoritzRW, Jan 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

wrath98, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of claytong
4/5  rDev -2.4%

claytong, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

IrishColonial, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

kchannel9, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a very dark, almost black, brown coloring with a thick, dense, foamy, light brown head that sits a solid inch and a half atop the brew. Clings to the glass as the head slowly recedes, and the beer has strong coffee aromas. The coffee smells are blended with a dark chocolate aroma, as well as a roasty character. Flavors are very rich, with a good blast of bitter dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee, evenly blended and overly bitter, with a slight char and dark fruit sweetness (currant) at the end of the palate. The aftertaste is more of the roasty qualities, with a kiss of the dark cocoa. Smooth body, but remaining somewhat light to allow more ease of drinking. The finish is bitter and slightly boozey, giving a somewhat drying, astringent feel, albeit for a fuller beer such as a stout. Good beer.

GarthDanielson, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

blange3, Jan 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

SquidVicious, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of dtivp
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured black with a half finger mocha head that fades quickly into a thick ring with moderate lacing.

Aroma of burnt malt with some chocolate and a hint of alcohol.

Nice earthy taste of roasted malt, some dark chocolate with a hint of sweet dark fruit.

Has a nice medium to thick body with a nice stout bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden.

This is a good stout, very drinkable and would buy again .

dtivp, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

GreyPilgrim, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,424 ratings.