Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
You ever read about that one study where they put plain seltzer in two cans? One can was yellow, the other was white. They asked people to drink from both cans and write down what flavors they picked up. People said the white-canned seltzer tasted like regular seltzer, but they swore the yellow-canned seltzer had nodes of lemon.
That's just how our brains work. Our senses do not operate independent of one another. Sounds prime us to see certain sights, certain sights lead us to expect certain flavors. Just--think about if you took a sip of a beer that poured like Schlitz but tasted like Guinness. You'd be repulsed, because that's just not right.
And so when I see the Green Flash logo, I'm thinking "this beer is gonna taste great up front but then drop off near the end," since that's what their beers tend to do. And because I'm expecting that to happen, I'm usually way too critical of the back end, like I'm waiting for a flaw to manifest.
And, of course, that's what happened here. Big double coffee and charred barley up front, then things appeared to fizzle. Although I don't know if they actually fizzled that badly or if they just appeared to since that's what I was expecting them to do.
Serving type: on-tap
07-15-2014 17:04:29 | More by mynie
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,296 ratings.