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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,307 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,307
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 81
Gots: 187 | 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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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Green Flash : Double Stout (2010 vintage)

Appearance: Black as night with a tan head with some staying power. Minimal lace is left behind.

Smell: Roasted malt with mocha undertones and subtle hints of chocolate.

Taste: Full bodied, exhibiting well rounded char, coffee and roasted malt notes. Suggestions of chocolate. This is noticably aged since there is a small sweetness as the hops have faded. Still, a piney, resinous hop profile remains intact. Alcohol plays only a small role in the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, smooth, coffee like flavors dance on the palate and linger into a strong finish.

Overall: Green Flash, while known widely for its IPA and hopped up beers, are truly capable of making an excellent stout. Aged or fresh,very good, but my next sample will be a current vintage.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 01:54:33 | More by Stinkypuss
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hpthebull

California

5/5  rDev +22%

11-20-2011 00:25:27 | More by hpthebull
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a globe glass

A: SRM is near black/dark brown. Head is light brown, pillowy, 1 in. Dissipates to line the top of the beer. Light carbonation. Medium/heavy lacing.

S: Hop and coffee jump right off of the nose, along with chocolate and light notes of some type of dark fruit, maybe date or fig.

T: Chocolate is initial palate. Coffee and deep roast malt, with light hop additions on secondary palate. Aftertaste is slightly bittered chocolate, coffee, and a touch of hop. Alcohol is well masked, but slightly noticable.

M: Thick body. Carbonation is a little heavier, and in conjunction with ingredient heavy recipe, creates a heavy stout mf. Slight bitter chocolate and a touch of hops finish on aftertaste, serving as a distinct counterpoint for the big body of this beer.

O: First non-collaboration beer from Green Flash that I have had, and I am impressed. Very well crafted beer, and nicely balanced. Up front it is a huge chocolately and malty stout, but is countered excellently by the hop additions and medium bitter chocolate notes. Fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 10:10:00 | More by tsauce2
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +22%

11-19-2011 03:59:35 | More by bigdaddypolite
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lurpy1

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first whiff is impressive, coffee and oreos. Yes oreos. Quite strong, I can smell it across the room. Bold flavor with coffee, chocolate, grain, perhaps some plum? Never was any good naming that fruit. Not a lot of carbonation, velvety, but the thickness could be turned up to 11.

Heck of a good beer, my first try of Green Flash and I will seek out others.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 05:42:44 | More by lurpy1
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jjcote

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-18-2011 01:06:29 | More by jjcote
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bobjonesSD

California

5/5  rDev +22%

11-17-2011 22:22:41 | More by bobjonesSD
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Skunkdrool

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-17-2011 20:48:09 | More by Skunkdrool
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MerkurKing16

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-17-2011 15:40:35 | More by MerkurKing16
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle with a new label that I picked up from the Village Pump for $2.49

Black with a dense, dark brown head that recedes to a thick cap, leaving sheets of lacing, this is an impressive looking beer. For a beer labeled Black Ale, this isn't all that hoppy. That said, it is not to the beer's detriment as this is an excellent stout. Rich, dark roasted grains with coffee grounds, medium dark chocolate (around 50-60%), a little bit of licorice and a moderate hop backbone, this is a wonderfully balanced stout. A little bit of toast, some caramel, a touch of earthy and herbal hops and some lactose round out the nose. Really, though, this is an excellent tradition RIS.

The palate is wonderful. Richly layered and dense with plenty of roast (but no burnt malt notes), fresh brewed French Roast coffee, a moderately bitter dark chocolate, a mild spice note ( anise?), and a little herbal bitterness with a touch of mint. Marvelously balanced, the beer finishes long with a lingering grainy bitterness, a little licorice and coffee. A touch fruity, even? Also, there's a little bit of sweetness on the finish that tempers the bitterness and enhancing the drinkability. Medium-full in body with a smooth feel (rather oatmeal stout like in this regard IMO), this beer has a soft carbonation level, allowing the grainy flavors to do the talking. A wonderful stout, I can't think of too many other imperial stouts that are this impressive and this balanced fresh. Lip smacking good.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 04:39:29 | More by DefenCorps
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-17-2011 02:50:50 | More by Texasfan549
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alamode

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-17-2011 00:48:25 | More by alamode
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

5/5  rDev +22%

11-16-2011 22:35:08 | More by nathanjohnson
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davesway10

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-16-2011 21:48:25 | More by davesway10
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codynevels

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-16-2011 20:36:42 | More by codynevels
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-16-2011 01:04:59 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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beerman999999

New York

5/5  rDev +22%

11-16-2011 00:13:24 | More by beerman999999
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +22%

11-15-2011 19:35:21 | More by twowheelssoar
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kkrez

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-15-2011 18:06:58 | More by kkrez
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tchaos

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-15-2011 17:22:24 | More by tchaos
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admiralcrunch

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-15-2011 16:48:57 | More by admiralcrunch
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-15-2011 16:39:03 | More by richbrew
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-15-2011 08:15:42 | More by ej285701
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-15-2011 01:48:18 | More by thebouch01
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Ungertaker

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Darkness snifter.

A- pours black as night with motor oil consistency. A cappuccino-colored head fades quickly leaving no lacing behind. A thick film is left in the track of each sip.

S- licorice, vanilla, molasses, and coffee

T- licorice takes center stage with dark cherry, toasted almond, and molasses lingering in the background.

M- only slightly thicker than most stouts. There is more carbonation than the complete lack of head led me to expect.

O- Different from any stout I have tried before. It seems as though this would age incredibly well. Thanks to KMatlack for the awesome trade!

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 01:36:43 | More by Ungertaker
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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