Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,672
Reviews: 803
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 94
Gots: 276 | FT: 1
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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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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%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

not wild about this one. pours a rich sludgy black color with a small mocha colored head. smells like a black ipa, roasty and super hoppy. tastes like an agressively hopped shot of espresso, really. its very intense on the hop front, which im not sure i love here. weird for a stout. alcohol is noticable in flavor and feel, and the mouthfeel is heavy but carbonated well. no complaints on that front. overall its a weird mix of flavors, not like any big stout ive had, worth a try

edit: on tap this is an entirely different animal. a beautiful mocha head that lasts forever, a relaxed hop profile and a clean finish that's only moderately bitter. a real gem, and completely different from the bottled version. I was amazed at the difference. go tap all the way. bumped up a few scores here based on that.

Photo of smutty33
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Hoolihan
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of rcatalano
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Heavenisbeer
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours deep space black, with an above average level of carbonation, and a three finger mocha puffy futon of a head that stays put at one like a West Bank settlement. Epic lacing.

S: Salty dark chocolate and watered-down latte lead the way into roasted malts, roasted coffee beans, ashy tobacco, and very faint hops.

T: Bitter chocolate, coffee beans, saltwater, and tobacco. Has a grassy, hoppy finish.

M: I actually really enjoy the heavier-than-normal carbonation on this AIS. Slightly viscous as it should be. Dry finish.

Photo of Josiah2729
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours black. Thick and dark. Light cannot penetrate. Head is not consistent; more of a continental look.

S-Lots of chocolate, lots of roast. Alcohol masked well. Not a coercive nose. Good components but not overly concentrated. Pretty standard Imperial Stout nose. Seems to be a faded hop presence as well.

T-Noticeably bitter. Bitter from dark roast coffee flavor and some hoppiness too. Silky chocolate fudge. Alcohol pipes in as well. Well-rounded Imperial Stout.

M-Not as viscous as it looks. Subtle carbonation. Thick enough, but not as goopy as many of the style.

O/D-A solid big Stout. Not exceptional in my book. Pretty damn good but there's about a couple hundred Imperial Stouts offering pretty much the same thing. Pretty pricey for a 4 pack too.

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of intensify
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The alcohol abv in this stout was a but suprising. Then again, it is a double stout. This heavy stout poured a dark coffee color body with a cinnamon colored head. Nothing complemented the head then the rich lacing it left behind after the creamy head settled. Strong hints of chocolate immediately caught my attention, folloeed by a touch of used coffee and a hint of booze. The taste is very similar to the smell. Chocolate and once again, used coffee. Alcohol barely makes its presence in the finish but it finishes nice and would consider it a lip smacker. Mouthfeel? Well typical for a stout. Low carbonation and a medium to thich body. Overall this is one of the best stouts ive had yet. Flavourful and bitter, too.

Photo of twelveinches
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of getbehindthemule
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

Pours an opaque black like no other. It's head is a sticky, frothy tan color which does not recede all that much. Although it is an Imperial Stout, its aroma in not unlike that of a Sweet Stout, with a clean, creamy nose containing chocolate and coffee as well. The flavor itself unique containing the best of both worlds, so to speak, in regards to the two aforementioned styles. It begins rather sweet before giving way to a tinge of hops followed by a wallop of bitter coffee bean. As another reviewer mentions, the mouth feel and body is a little thin. Again though, this is one of the more unique stouts I've personally had. A win.

Photo of christopheraknox
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Brianito
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours black, thicker than standard beer but not all that viscous. A medium brown fizz settles on top with loose bubbles.

S: Roasted malts perforate the nose accompanied by black licorice and subtle chocolate and nut.

T/M: More bitter black malt dance on the tongue and notes of nuttiness linger. Carbonation is not aggressive but potent enough to cleanse the palette.

This one is lighter than what a "double stout" might sound like, but flavorful enough for the most enamored stout fan.

Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

Double indeed - a ton of malt crammed into this beer. Poured tar black with a thin mocha head. This is all about the deep roasted malt, but it manages to balance sweetness with enough hops to hold it all together. The alcohol is there, lurking in the background, but never moves too far to the forefront to be distracting. A worthy entry in the class.

Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,672 ratings.