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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,423 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,423
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 88
Gots: 207 | 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 DefenCorps
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.

DefenCorps, Nov 17, 2011
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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!

Ungertaker, Nov 15, 2011
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Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,423 ratings.