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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,664
Reviews: 802
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 95
Gots: 274 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 03-17-2008)
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Photo of Chopman50
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of jewellrunner
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Bruisin Ales (Asheville, NC). 2.19. Served in a Sweetwater snifter. No bottling info given. 

Pours jet black with beautiful 2 finger mocha head. Laces well all the way down. 

Smells of dark chocolate, roasted malts and burnt coffee. 

Bold roasted flavors up front. Coffee, bitter chocolate and dark malts. Well rounded flavors evolve into subtle but present dark fruit and more smooth chocolaty malts. Long bittersweet finish. 

Medium bodied but creamy smooth with light carbonation. Not as thick as I tend to prefer but it feels good swishing around my mouth. 

Overall this is a very well done stout. I think I'll be picking up more next time I'm in an area that sells Green Flash to see how this does with some age. If you enjoy stouts, this is certainly worth a try. 

Photo of bkrbdan
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of evilkalla
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Bottle into an ale glass.

A: Impenetrably black with half an inch of solid, thick head. Magnificent.

S: Dark roasted malt and coffee. Very nice.

T: Huge coffee and dark roasted malt flavor. Reminds me of eating a handful of black patent malt. Huge, deep stout flavor sticks around in the mouth for a long time. Undetectable alcohol. Very, very, nice.

M: Very solid, smooth feel throughout.

O: Fantastic imperial stout. One of the best I've had. Would buy this again.

Photo of Edwaka01
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz into Chimay goblet.

A - BLACK. 2 finger foamy, creamy dark brown head. Long retention and mass lacing.

S - Heavy smoke, roasted DARK malts. Coffee. Chocolate. Espresso.

T - Smoke, roast, coffee, cocoa. Black malts, slightly hopped middle ground.

M - Creamy and full. Smooth, no alcohol burn.

O - I couldn't ask for anything more from a straight-forward American stout. Will re-drink.

Photo of chugalug06
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Huge light brown crown of foam rises from the middle of spacious bubbles. Brew is medium viscosity, much like hot oil, the color is of burnt oil too.

S - Mild smokeyness. Hearty chocolate and deep roasty goodness.

T/M - Slight burn from the heat. Dry and biscuit-y. Very good bitterness. Unique flavor for a 8.8% IS. Chalky and chocolate.

O - You can smell the smoke, but cannot taste the smoke. A very mixed up brew, it's not too sure what direction to go... A bit all over the board, but I still enjoyed the brew! I wonder what this one would do with some age??? Recommended!

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours black with no light shining through. A large milk chocolate head forms to leave some spidery chunky lacing.

Smell is deep, dark chocolate and robust coffee. Roasted malts present throughout as well.

Taste doesn't quite live upto the smell. While the roasted malts are a consistent flavor, the malts, coffee and chocolate are aren't as bold as the nose promises. Some bitter notes on the finish as well.

Feel is thick and super smooth. The finish almost starts at the beginning of the drink. The super long finish is supported by perfect carbonation for the style and this beer in particular.

A tad more flavor and this would be over the top great. Booze aren't a major player in any aspect, making this a great drinking beer.


Photo of Kopfschuss
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of syrupjoe
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a pitch black with a two finger light bronze colored head that is super creamy and leaves super dense lacing. Beautiful appearance!

Nose: Chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, cream, light cinnamon.

Taste: Roast, sweet, honey, booze heat, milk chocolate, noticeable acidity.

Moderate carbonation with a light presence on the tongue relative to the style. Great flavors but not all that well-rounded. Would drink again but there are plenty of other beers that are better for this style.

Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into Golden Monkey goblet.

A - Pours black with a massive brown head. Head sticks around for a while with a mound in the center. Great lacing.

S - Sweet smelling. Very roasty and strong smells of milk chocolate. Subdued dark fruits accompany minute alcohol.

T - Chocolate cocoa with toasted grains, sweet malt, and mellow hops. Aftertaste is great with chocolate, coffee, and burnt wood. Sweet but very complex and smooth.

M - Rich and creamy feel. Chewy with relatively low carbonation and a moist finish.

O - This is a phenomenal beer from Green Flash. It was very full flavored and remarkably smooth. Reasonably priced at $7/bomber. I will certainly get this again.

Photo of tirlzx
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of kevgod
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of DocJitsu
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thick dark brown with a mocha two-finger head with good retention. Notes of chocolate rum balls in the bouquet. Alcohol obscures any other fragrances that might otherwise be present. Very creamy and smooth mouthfeel. A bit of an alcohol burn from start to finish. Sweet vanilla and chocolate up front. Finishes with a thin plastic and chocolate bitterness. Just ok. Doesn't deliver the big, bold, and complex that's advertised on the label.

Photo of DWolf
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of joex444
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours a brackish black with a half inch of brown head. Some lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, smoke, coffee, chocolate and earthiness. Flavors of dark chocolate, black coffee, roasted malts and a bit of a smoky finish. Heavy bodied with little carbonation. Heavy mouthfeel as well. Pretty good Imperial Stout. Worth having again.

Photo of Mar02x
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With thanks to Edwin de Cock (yes, in Holland it is a normal name) I was able to try this beer. Erwin is the chairman of our 'PINT' tasting group at 'de Mug'. De Mug is ABT beer pub located in Middelburg, The Netherlands. Every first Tuesday of the month we blind-taste 6 beers in one particular style, this time it was stout and porters.

A - A pitch brown/black ale with a beige foam, which is quickly retracting.

S - Malty, dark fruit and chocolate.

T - Candy sugar, oak, wood, dark fruit, malts and chocolate bitter. A complex brew.

M - The body is very liquid and the carbonation is soft.

O - A good stout.

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

Poured into a Stone Brewing flute glass. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black. Massive three finger, fine medium brown head that dissipated slowly leaving nice lacing. Looks great. Aroma of spicy roasted malt and dark dry fruit. Somewhat muted, probably because of the thick head. Flavor is sweet dark and roasted malt, dark fruit. Fairly complex and well integrated. Medium bodied with some creaminess. The flavor is a bit subdued compared to other big stouts, but the great dark fruit element is more forward and makes this a pleasant and different stout.

Photo of RussianImperial
2.4/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I liked the smell of this beer, lots of roasty malts and chocolate just like a Stone Imperial Russian Stout. This beer looked good , real dark with a nice mocha head. mouthfeel is like a Porter...thin, with a little too much carbination. The first I noticed was the hoppiness of the beer, I let the beer sit and warm-up a litle, the hoppiness and the carbination was still prevelent, I did not like this beer even though it looked and smelled decent.Too hoppy for a darker beer.

I would not buy this Stout again. I'll stick to Stone Imperial Russian Stout or Old Rasputin.

Photo of kevinconroy
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is awesome, one of my favorite imperial stouts. I usually like my stout at a little high abv because I feel as if the higher abv gives it that extra kick it needs, but this beer at 8.8% is awesome. It is nearly perfect and flawless.

The bottle does not lie when it states highly complex. On the nose it smells like opening a fresh bag of roasted barley, coffee, and chocolate.

Taste wise this is a malt bomb, not very hoppy. Chocolate and coffee, with hints of anise.

Overall this beer is spectacular. One of the best I've had and Stouts are my specialty.

Photo of mcallister
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Jesse14
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,664 ratings.