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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,808 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,808
Reviews: 826
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 101
Gots: 347 | 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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Ratings: 2,808 | Reviews: 826
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3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out pitch black with 1/2" of dark tan head. Very little retention, but some decent lacing present. Legs are decent as well.

Smell: Smells of mostly roasted malts, some coffee, and dark chocolate. Good smell but doesn't really do a lot to distinguish itself.

Taste: Dark and roasted malts make up the bulk of the taste, with coffee and bitter chocolate as well. Not a lot of hop character. Pretty flavorful and well integrated.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Full bodied with low carbonation; very smooth and creamy. Overall a good imperial stout, but doesn't do much to set itself apart. Definitely enjoyable, falls short when compared to many imperial stouts out there.

Photo of SteelCityHops89
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of ATADakaCHAD
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of CelticAleMan
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of aorloski
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a very deep dark black hue, can't see anything through it. A beautiful half finger mocha head and great lacing.

Smell - Coffee right up front, bitter chocolate afterwards, roasted malts last. smells really great.

Taste - The chocolate is up front this time, coffee stays in the background. There is a very very nice balance of hops and roasted malts which elude to the dark chocolate tastes and vanilla characteristics. This is a very damn good stout.

Mouthfeel - Creamy, sticky, chewy.

Overall - Wasn't going into this with a lot of expectations but wow i was surprised. Not world class but pretty damn good. I loved the nose on this one and it goes down incredibly smooth at 8.8. Great, great beer.

Photo of felipe2toes
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a solid brown/black with a thin creamy light brown head. Head dissipates quickly into very thin froth floating in center of glass. Leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass as well.

Smells of chocolate and molasses and some alcohol/bourbon notes.

Tastes of cocoa powder/milk chocolate and roasted malts. There's a little bit of coffee bitterness throughout, but nicely balanced.

Creamy medium-bodied mouthfeel. Not too heavy for me.

Great overall beer.

Photo of iSrALE
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Sinewave
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of spicelab
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of jman892
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Aggressive pour only yields about 1 finger of mocha colored head, which quickly reduced away. Beer itself is black with the darkest of dark brown highlights at the edges.

S - Nose is coffe and chocolate, with a little bit of some dark fruit.

T - Follows the nose, with the chocolate and coffee, there is also a bit of a nuttiness to this. A little bit of ash/smokiness comes through in the end.

M - Feel is nice and creamy and very smooth

O - Really liked this offering from Green Flash, which was my first from this brewery. Very good

Photo of gravit9
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of jrohrbacher
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of nataku00
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours pitch black, no light getting through this one, with two fingers of a light brown creamy head with a few large bubbles mixed in. Head recedes slowly, leaving thick swatches of lacing on the glass until about a half a finger of head consisting of mostly bubbles. A few tiny bubbles here and there right at the edge of the glass, but can't see much in this dark beer.

Nose is dark roasted malts, espresso, bittersweet chocolate, and a touch of molasses. Took a while to warm up and get any aromas out of this after pouring the bottle straight out of the fridge.

Taking a sip, dark and bitter roasted malts upfront, combination of roasted grain and a dark toasted bread flavor. Espresso and a bit of bittersweet chocolate round out the flavor. Dry finish, with lingering roasted malt bitterness and some sweeter chocolate notes.

Medium body and creamy from ample fine carbonation. A bit of a burnt bread flavor lingers a little too long on the tongue for my liking though. A decent stout for the price, but not the most interesting.

Photo of TXhomebrewer
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Acoke
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of EasyReader
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of loupap
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single bottle of this down at Buy-Rite in Jersey City earlier this week. The beers that I previously had from Green Flash were hop bombs and I was interested to try their take on this increasingly popular style of beer. Even though this is listed as a Double/Imperial Stout, there's enough here to warrant it being placed in a new category altogether. The hops are overshadowed by the body and carbonation here and this has a bit of a heavier feel to it than a typical IPA!

This didn't have much of an aroma to it - the roasted, cocoa, and coffee notes only came out in the taste. Even thought the bottle was heavy, the beer matched it in terms of body. No bitterness like a Stout here but more of the feel of a Cocoa Porter with the aggressive alcohol not present in the taste of the beer. Because this is like a hot chocolate that's been fermented, it wasn't easy to down this and instead, this had to be savored a bit at a time.

I like this style but it would be good to try one of these that wasn't so strong. The flavors weren't obstructed by the alcohol and this didn't have the feel of the other Green Flash beers but there was a bit missing from this. Having one of these that was a bit thinner would probably lead to a beer that would be easier to enjoy and would allow for a more sensory experience as well. For now, this suffices and in spite of its boldness, this was a fine brew that would warm anyone up nicely on a cold day.

Photo of johnnyboy76
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

This review is based on a recent visit to Alewife during Baltimore Beer Week 2010.

This looks like the quintessential stout: tar black color with a thin crown of beige froth. It is the proverbial glass of oil. The lacing smears the glass rim is splotchy and loose. It possesses a potent nose of cocoa powder and enough molasses to indicate the inevitable sweetness to come. The cocoa powder noted above reappears on the palate, but is supplemented by a sloppy malt blanket that subsides into a toasty finish.

Green Flash brews one sweet and potent stout; a very brew from the West Coast stout. I simply must make a trip to San Diego one day.

Photo of kornkid8600
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,808 ratings.