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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,778 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,778
Reviews: 818
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 101
Gots: 328 | 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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3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bored from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- nice black in color with a 2" dark an head. Big blotches of lacing cling to the glass.

S- roasted malts, chocolate and pine.

T- lots of chocolate, some roasted malts and big pine finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Slightly thin, not real creamy like others per the style.

O- good imperial stout. Almost a black ipa.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint at Mellow Mushroom.

Thick and dark as used oil, this stuff is an intimidating pitch black. It’s topped with one finger of silky graham cracker head that becomes a thin top layer that grips the glass in full sheets.

The aroma is a enticing blend of cocoa, coffee, toast and peanuts. Each sniff reveals a solid new notes: vanilla, molasses and more. Soft sweetness; great roast character.

Bigger molasses and anise in the flavor, paired with equally forceful burnt toast and charcoal. A creamy blend of dark chocolate, cream and vanilla bean adds just enough sweetness.

The body’s a creamy medium, nice and velvety. Carbonation is a little high and prickly, breaking the beer into too much fizz. Some heat appears on the tongue, with accompanying warmth on the way down the throat.

Nice. Green Flash’s Double Stout is a little heavy, but I dig the flavor.

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4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque black with a thick rocky coffee colored head. Smells sweet and dark chocolatey, there are also some fruity notes in the background that make the beer very appetizing. Bittersweet dark chocolate dominates the taste buds with some coffee and herbal hops. The beer is thick and silky with moderate carbonation and a dry finish but seems to thin out mid-swallow. This is a top notch stout and I could drink a few of these.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

L - black brew with a huge tan head that settled down leaving streaks of thick lacing on the glass.

S - cocoa, coffee and a hint of licorice.

T - everything that the aroma is comes together in a flavorful way.

F - full bodied, thick and creamy.

O - a good example of the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had on-tap at Pazzo's in Lexington, KY.

The beer pours black in color with an impressive mocha head. Can't get a real feel for the appearance since it came in a cold pint glass from a bar.

Intense roasted malt and coffee aromas to this. Plenty of dark chocolate aromas. hint of smoke & licorice. sweet notes as well.. perhaps brown sugar.

The roasted malt flavor is powerful with a hop note. Strong coffee and dark chocolate flavors with a bit of licorice. Lots of sweet milk chocolate on the end. This is exactly what I've been looking for in a stout... strong on the malts & hops that doesn't crowd out the sweet notes. Perfect!

Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Interesting that it wasn't fuller considering the ABV & all the flavors going on.

O: An outstanding stout. perhaps my favorite to date. Green Flash is a strong brewery that keeps kicking out great beers.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Inky black colour with a big, cream, brown head. Fair head retention. Some lacing.

Rich, mildly sweet chocolate. Hints of coconut and coffee. Alcohol. Nothing amazing but quite nice.

Oddly fruity with a light herbal note. Some chocolate, alcohol and berries. I don't really get it.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Fine.

This isn't a bad beer but it is overly fruity and lacking complex roast malt and chocolate for my taste.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich, roasty stouts: the beer man’s alternative to coffee in the morning. Plus, it’s Saturday, so why the hell not?

To the breakfast of champions – cheers!

A: I’m loving the head on this one: it begins with a full half-inch of brown cream, and stays put for a while. Retention finishes out as a pattern of dark tan bubbles, like the bottom of a glass of chocolate milk, lined with intricate swirls of sandy fizz. Wet pockets of oily lacing line the glass, above the dark chocolate body that lays as thick as molasses. It has a very nice black coffee presence, but with the brightening contrast of a cappuccino-colored head.

S: Toasted barley, mocha, chocolate truffles, brownie batter, and just-used coffee grounds swarm the senses in waves at first – so pleasant, spectacularly smooth in their sweetness yet wonderfully rich in their roastiness. It’s Founders Breakfast Stout with more chocolate and less coffee, giving this one a creamy complexion. Getting a secondary performance from charcoal, woody alcohol, caramel-covered apple, tart cherry puree, and a light hop juiciness that’s hard to put a finger on (though it still makes some noise in the profile). This nose is a sensation of creamy goodness, but with a kick of beautiful complexity.

T: Front-end acidity empowers this brew with powerful coffee tastes and hop oils, drying it out just enough to make the chocolate tastes a welcome reprieve. Once they hit, though, it’s still pretty dry: the chocolate is a cocoa and chocolate malt taste, and it’s accompanied by pancake batter, roasts, earthy vanilla bean, and hickory-smoked umami. Alcohol astringency is present, but only for a moment (which seems to be a perfect representation of the 8.8% ABV). It ends on a note of pepper and thick, grainy bread, with a touch of raspberry and dry citrus rind. The hop presence is a prickling yet delicate, with all the flavor of a British pale; it’s unique and well-executed.

M: Surprisingly watery, with the smoothness of, once again, something British. It does have some chalky quality that Americanizes it a bit, though it still satisfies with its creamy drinkability.

O: Double Stout is quite a different animal than I expected, especially after my long night yesterday with Doris (THE DESTROYER); that said, I really like it. It’s well-balanced beer, with a nose you’d just love to swim around in and a palate that hits the spot without overdoing anything. I’m not sure I’d age this one, but I definitely would take a few more bottles – and happily, at that.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,778 ratings.