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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,775 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,775
Reviews: 818
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 101
Gots: 327 | 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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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm thankful for this beer that I drink as I review this fine Thanksgiving morning. Pours black with the faintest brown highlights at the glass' edge. Big foamy, patchy head, receding slowly and leaving stripes of lacing. Smells nice, strong roasted malts, chocolate aromas, and a touch hoppiness and faint booze.

Very big flavor here. Roasted malts and chocolate intermingling to present a nice bitterness backed up by an earthy, leafy hop bitterness. The beer has got a touch of sweetness but is probably drier than it is sweet. Full and robust, with a light carbonation. Super stout.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of grittybrews
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured nearly black with two fingers of dark mocha head. Roasty aroma of coffee and dark cocoa.

Moderate carbonation and a somewhat light, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Dark cocoa mixed with espresso up front with some mild molasses, caramel, and vanilla. More roasty coffee and a hint of smoke on the finish.

Light-bodied with only a hint of boozy warmth, this stout still packs a lot of punch. Very balanced and flavorful.

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of FosterJM
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

954th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
12 oz bottle

Pretty sure its a 2011 w/new black label
Purchased a single bottle from Bruery Provisions

App- A good bit of dark brown bordering on black. A nice two finger head that was a slight bit khaki in color with a good bit of cling and lace.

Smell- A good bit like a nice dark cup of coffee. Roasty espresso beans with a good bit of whispy smoke behind it. The 8.8% is well hidden in the nose. Some damper malts on a big whiff.

Taste- Much like the nose, it has a good grainular bitter note behind it. A bit semi-smooth with some roasted dark chocolate and roasty espresso.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a bit more roasty bitter and damp malts and a little peppery notes.

Drink- Its a nice better than average roasty stout. The 8% is well hidden and has some good layers of flavor. A good 4 pack to keep around the house maybe in order.

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

It looks thick pouring out! The last drops cling to the bottle and finally let go with an uncommon heft. Great head formation with a rocky espresso-like cap.

Smell is wonderfully full of roasted malts. Like smelling coffee beans. I'd rank the aroma right up there with the best imperial stouts I've had. Maybe a molasses note in there too. Hard to tell on hops with all that roast.

Taste doesn't disappoint. Full on roasty espresso flavor from start to finish. Body is creamy and slightly light on the finish. Drinkability is high for this style. A bit lighter than Yeti or Old Rasputin, but certainly as enjoyable. Chocolate, smoke, some bitterness....it's all working together nicely. Body is medium, and maybe a bit light for the style (but I'm not complaining...some times I don't want a full on 10% abv beer).

Glad I finally got to try this. Green Flash makes some nice beers and this one is another I'll be happy to have again some day.

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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

Green Flash : Double Stout (2010 vintage)

Appearance: Black as night with a tan head with some staying power. Minimal lace is left behind.

Smell: Roasted malt with mocha undertones and subtle hints of chocolate.

Taste: Full bodied, exhibiting well rounded char, coffee and roasted malt notes. Suggestions of chocolate. This is noticably aged since there is a small sweetness as the hops have faded. Still, a piney, resinous hop profile remains intact. Alcohol plays only a small role in the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, smooth, coffee like flavors dance on the palate and linger into a strong finish.

Overall: Green Flash, while known widely for its IPA and hopped up beers, are truly capable of making an excellent stout. Aged or fresh,very good, but my next sample will be a current vintage.

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5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of tsauce2
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a globe glass

A: SRM is near black/dark brown. Head is light brown, pillowy, 1 in. Dissipates to line the top of the beer. Light carbonation. Medium/heavy lacing.

S: Hop and coffee jump right off of the nose, along with chocolate and light notes of some type of dark fruit, maybe date or fig.

T: Chocolate is initial palate. Coffee and deep roast malt, with light hop additions on secondary palate. Aftertaste is slightly bittered chocolate, coffee, and a touch of hop. Alcohol is well masked, but slightly noticable.

M: Thick body. Carbonation is a little heavier, and in conjunction with ingredient heavy recipe, creates a heavy stout mf. Slight bitter chocolate and a touch of hops finish on aftertaste, serving as a distinct counterpoint for the big body of this beer.

O: First non-collaboration beer from Green Flash that I have had, and I am impressed. Very well crafted beer, and nicely balanced. Up front it is a huge chocolately and malty stout, but is countered excellently by the hop additions and medium bitter chocolate notes. Fantastic.

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5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of lurpy1
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first whiff is impressive, coffee and oreos. Yes oreos. Quite strong, I can smell it across the room. Bold flavor with coffee, chocolate, grain, perhaps some plum? Never was any good naming that fruit. Not a lot of carbonation, velvety, but the thickness could be turned up to 11.

Heck of a good beer, my first try of Green Flash and I will seek out others.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,775 ratings.