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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,719 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,719
Reviews: 809
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 97
Gots: 304 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of cooler4life
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a half finger head that settles to a mocha thin cap. Color is pitch black. Lacing is present but does not stick around.

S: Roasty, creamy, fruity. Dark fruits, espresso beans, ash, thick malt, chocolate. It is like I'm breathing in a mocha coated steam room.

T: The roasted malt provides a solid backbone. As the beer enters my palate, I taste the grassy hops, bittersweet chocolate, plums, raisons, a touch of cinnamon.

M: Balanced. Creamy and smooth. Carbonation is tingly and full, it's like I'm home.

O: One of my favorite sessionable stouts, this one rises to the top.

Photo of alalvarez75
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of thedoubler55
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle poured into tulip

A - A perfect black color, with a nice dark roasty brown head at the top that leaves lacing the whole time you drink.

S - Sweet nose, chocolate, a slight hint of coffee and dark fruits throughout.

T - Almost just like the nose, lots of chocolate and coffee throughout this experience, great tasting and roasty.

M - Low carbonation and nice creamy mouthfeel.

O - A great tasting stout from GreenFlash, enjoyed this brew very much, great for a cold night.

Photo of airbag11
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of gagsvt
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Pours a deep black with a nice tan head. It dissipated to a ring but with some decent lacing.

Aroma is nice and roasty. But of caramel and some dark chocolate. Some coffee too.

Taste is a solid stout. Just a nice and roasty and smooth stout. The roast bites the tongue in the finish. Decent amount of caramel. Some dark chocolate and a bit of espresso flavors.

Mouthfeel is smooth and has a nice carb.

Overall a tasty stout. Nothin fancy just a solid stout. Will be having this often.

Photo of Massbmx
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of gleemonger
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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

A: Looks like coca-cola. Like cold press coffee. Black as hell.

S: Coffee, dark chocolate- the whole lot. Malty.

T: Coffee, creamy dark chocolate. I get fudge too. Like really great fudge.

M: Chewy. Coincides nicely with the fudge note.

O: Like a sweeter, more chewy, fudgier Old Rasputin.

serving type: bottle

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

Dark, nearly black in color with a foamy khaki colored head. Good retention.

Smells nutty, with deep roasty tones. I get a bit of a burned smell at the end and a hint of coffee, but it's subtle.

The coffee taste is more pronounced than the nose let on; surprising but it's nice. Follows up with some earthy flavors. Very nice.

Feels thick and robust. Carbonation is a bit on the low side. A bit creamy, I would say.

This is a very good stout. Reminds me a bit of Old Rasputin. After a good experience with Green Flash's IPA and now this, I will definitely keep an eye out for more of their stuff in the future.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Reaper16
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle served into a tulip glass

Pours an expected ink-black color (well, there's sorta' some lighter brown at the very bottom of the glass), with an unexpected amount of head: two entire fingers of evenly tan foam. It laces like a dream, too. Great looking stout.

The majority of this beer's aroma comes from just grains. You can smell the grain bill like it was a mix of malts laying in a bag. It smells like dried malt and maybe some wort too; this is so beery. Imagine walking through a brewery but there's also some Cocoa Puffs being eaten by the brewers. That's what Double Stout smells like. Not as roasty smelling as I would like. There's some dark fruits on the back end of the nose, but this is really about grain.

I think I'm going to score the taste a 4.0. It's close, but it's so tasty and drinkable that it gets the bump up despite its lack of complexity. The biggest flavors I get are Dr. Pepper and molasses. There's molasses for days, and it plays very well with the dark-sugars-meets-prune component going on (that so reminds me of Dr. Pepper). There's an honest hop flourish on the midpalate. Not as roasted as it probably should be, and there is actually minimal chocolate or coffee here (what little there is peeks out mostly on the finish). So, yeah, not super-complex. But drinkable and enjoyable.

There's a small amount of chewiness to the mouthfeel, but it's not quite as thick as you want it to be. Still, it's on a mouthfeel par with, say, Old Rasputin (which is this beer's closest, most accurate comparison/competition). Overall, it's a good imperial stout in a market that's full of great ones. A decent buy in 4-packs, but I'd probably buy Old Rasputin first at a similar price point.

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

Bottle into a Rogue pint. Pours pitch black with a huge fluffy tan head. Smells of cocoa powder and roasted malt leap out of the glass.

Flavor-wise, fairly straightforward. Very roasty with dry cocoa powder, coffee and a hint at charcoal. Fleeting milk chocolate sweetness but finishes dry with a light astringency. Metallic hops in the finish. Not much alcohol character. Very nice.

Low carbonation, medium bodied and quite creamy, even chewy. Delightful feel. Not quite a world-beater but a very fine stout to be sure. Green Flash are quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries. 4/5 beers or better across the board.

Photo of KnightRider
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Bottle into a tulip.

A: Pitch black. Very prominent brown head. Just what it should be.

S: Notes of coffee, dark chocolate, roasty malt. Very nice.

T: Straight after the nose. Lots of bitter chocolate and roasty malt. Coffee is a small underpinning, just enough to give a earthiness to the finish.

M: Creamy, with a good chewiness. Despite its body it doesn't get tiring. The roasty burnt malt provides a dry bit to the finish.

O: A solid representation of the style, and sets middle of the road between a Russian Imperial and sweeter takes on the stout.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BoatsSinkBro
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle.
-Pitch Dark.
-Milk Chocolate head, yum.
-Aroma that burst through were chocolate coffee, sweet but countered with some bitter.
-Taste was pretty much "sweet-ish" chocolate body with bitter coffee at the end to finish out dry.
-Mouth feel was above average, a defiantly creamy and full drink down.
A damn good stout, but my own PERSONAL taste likes more flavors. Don't get me wrong, this is very well done. Would grab again.

Photo of bnes09
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful ink black. Thick and luscious, whole wheat-colored head with excellent retention. Good lacing as well.

Smell is dark and roasted with coffee character.

Deep roasted flavors of burnt toast, coffee, and almonds. Moderate hop bitterness compliments with an herbal character. Sweetness is subtle with a smooth molasses tone. Great balance and depth of flavor.

Medium to full bodied with plenty to excite the palate. Finish is dry and satisfying. A hearty meal in a glass.

Good stuff. Really hits the spot.

Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,719 ratings.