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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
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2,102 Ratings
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Ratings: 2102
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%


Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 03-17-2008)
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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I've had this many times. One of my go to stouts. Past Time for a review

12 oz brown bottle shaped Green Flash style. Can't say enough at how much I love their bottles. Unique and beautiful shape with superb quality. The Double stout designated label color changed a while back though the brew is still as killer as its ever been. The labeling is of a black color which is more fitting for a stout of this style and quality. Sums up what it's all about. I poured this into a tulip style pint glass(stout glass) and I've also used a stemmed Tulip glass in the past.

A - black onyx in color. Black as night. A shade of rich brown head sits massively atop this black beauty. Settles into a sturdy ring of lace and leaves exceptional stick.

S - dark robust malts up front with a waft of oats alongside. Nice shots of both milk and dark chocolate do very well paired together in the nose. Some roasted coffee and a big sweet yet bitter malt bill. Exactly how a big stout should smell.

T - dark and roasted malts, splash of dark fruit, a lovely complex and warm golden oats note. ome stout spice, nice smokey character. A hint of black coffee bean, sweet milk chocolate balanced in perfectly with a dark chocolate bitterness. Finish is silky smooth and leaves a brilliant big black stout flavor that remains well after the pass

M - big and silky smooth body. Rich, bitter, and sweet but balanced to perfection. Alcohol notes play sidekick as this warms and its thick and massive texture is something of instant legend. Smooth and coating start to finish. Leaves you knowing you just enjoyed one hell of a big black colored stout.

O - quite possibly my favorite Green Flash beer which is saying a whole lot given I have overly enjoyed everything I've had from them. Just a fantastic outfit that create top shelf brews with the best of them. One of the best non barrel aged big stouts being created today. A real stunner.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 16:32:00 | More by BradtheGreat7
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BierJager89

California

4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a foamy brown head.

S: Dark fruit, malt, chocolate, roasted malt and coffee in the nose.

T: Bitter coffee and dark chocolate.

M: Full bodied, smooth and delicious.

O: A really tasty imperial stout, with a really dull name. It makes me want to try Silva Stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 06:16:20 | More by BierJager89
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Amalak

New York

3.39/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's basically pure black with a dark brown/tan foamy head and some little lacing behind. Not much of a scent. Kind of chocolate and metallic. A bit of malt.

It has a surprisingly sweet taste. It's kind of like bubblegum, watermelon, grape all mixed together. Smoothish, with a slight sour bite to it. It's not at all what I was expecting. No real hop presence. It's not bad, but it's not my style for a black ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 20:48:08 | More by Amalak
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like motor oil and is pitch black in the glass. Attractive dark and abundant head with good lacing.
Complex roast aroma with some dark fruit and a nice streak of hops. Well done.
RIS like presentation with appealing hops flavors including a nice streak of lingering bitterness in the very long finish. Dark fruit, soft drying and just overall goodness.
Drinks and feels bigger than 8.8%. Rich and full with soft carbonation enhancing the feel.
This is a very nice beer and a decent value. Glad they made it out this way. A good beer for a winter day watching some football.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 17:17:33 | More by garymuchow
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Act25

New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a taste off between Green Flash and a "standard" Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 10% ABV.

It's a very close contest, and letting these two warm all the way to 56 degrees. (I'm starting to think the best reviews include temperatures as well as glassware), GFDS wins by a small margin.

Green Flash Double Stout 4.5 vs Brooklyn Chocolate Stout 4.5

A: poured into hand-blown 24 oz wine glass from Venice.

GFDS 4.75 - Close to perfect head, retention, lacing, body, color - into a 24 oz hand blown wine glass.

BBCS 4.5 - Very outstanding head, retention, lacing, body, color - into a 24 oz hand blown wine glass.

Smell: 4.25 4.25
GFDS - Wood fire in a seaside candy shop, with a pile of wet earth compost heaving outside.
BBCS - Wood fire in a candy shop, vats of syrup, fruit jam, dark chocolate.

T
GFDS - More wood charcoal, chocolate, more bitterness, more sea side smell. 4.5
BBCS - Peppery, roast, chocolate, licorice prominent, long lasting licorice and bitter finish, leaves in great place. 4.75

MF:

GFDS - tingly, more hops, medium body, more bitter, a little alcohol, long finish, leave in great place, creamy. 4.25 *better at 56 degrees.

BBCS - tingly, more malt, more char, more liquor like, even longer finish, creamier, leaves in a great place. 4.25

O: BBCS sweeter, more chocolatey, and more creamy. Without any false notes.

However, when I let them warm to 56 degrees over 2 hours, then GFDS wins for remaining more carbonated and vibrant at "Cellar temp" while BBCS settles a bit flat, and cold coffee- like.

Edge to GFDS.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 03:29:32 | More by Act25
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, denoted simply as a 'black ale' on the label.

This beer pours a solid black abyss, with barely perceptible basal red cola 'highlights', and three fingers of puffy, fizzy, and bubbly light brown head, which leaves some pervasive boiling cauldron lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly sinks away.

It smells of musty medium-dark chocolate, toasted biscuity caramel malt, bittersweet coffee, middling dark fruit, a wee bit of flinty ash, and earthy, mildly leafy hops. The taste is sweet, lightly roasted caramel malt, some hard salted toffee, a touch of molasses/treacle, dark chocolate, dry, almost burnt coffee beans, black licorice, a slick oaten secondary graininess, mild, indistinct black fruit, and soft earthy, weedy hops. The alcohol is well obfuscated, at least until things start to warm up.

The carbonation is quite soft and generally innocuous, the body a stocky, and more or less full weight, with a pleasantly plump smoothness, and a barely lean creaminess. It finishes on the sweet side, the meek char and now basically AWOL hops not really up to staying the big-ass malt, fruit, coffee, and cocoa bum rush.

A pretty tasty, um, "Black Ale", one which exhibits a whole lot of sturdy and stoic imperial stout goodness, full stop. Dense (in the good way), complex, and yet strangely drinkable, at least until your desire for yet another bottle from that 4-pack proves to be your undoing for the night.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 05:31:06 | More by biboergosum
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Very imposing pour, as the solid black body was topped with a two finger thick, khaki colored, head. The look was pitch perfect for the style. The smell strongly of coffee, chocolate, and toffee, and faintly of almonds. The taste was very evocative of coffee and chocolate as well, followed by a boatload of hops, then roasted grain astringency, and finally a brown sugar sweetness. The mouthfeel was creamy and thick. This was a heck of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 04:59:38 | More by rajendra82
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BreakfastStout

Michigan

3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First beer of the new year. Review may be a bit biased as I enjoyed a Founders Imperial Stout last night. All other beers will suffer by comparison. Pours thick blackish brown with 1 inch chocolate head into a pint glass. Nice lacing that lingers on the glass. Picked up some burnt coffee aroma, but not much else. Taste is a bit more complex, sweet vanilla, toffee, chocolate flavors. Mouth feel is thinner than most stouts I'm used to (damn you FIS, I'm so jaded now!!).

This really is a decent stout and I probably would have scored higher if this wasn't the first beer I sampled after FIS.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 18:54:37 | More by BreakfastStout
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beerdrifter

Germany

3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black pour with a two finger caramel-colored head with decent retention and great lacing. Roasty, malty nose with hints of coffee, subtle chocolate, and not much else. The taste is much bolder with lots of roasty coffee along with hints of toffee, caramel, vanilla, subtle smoke, espresso, cocoa, and bitter dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with decent balance and a fairly dry, bitter finish. Overall, this is a very solid and drinkable stout, but nothing all that special...

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 20:44:30 | More by beerdrifter
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AwYeh

Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Opaque dark brown/black, finger of foamy brown head, good lacing.

S: Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, some dark fruits.

T: Huge robust, bittersweet flavor. Dark chocolate, coffee, huge roasted flavors, smoke, dark fruits, molasses. Great bittersweet finish.

M: Thick body, soft carbonation. Finish is a little dry while leaving a sticky mouthcoat behind.

O: Good imperial stout; will definitely add this to my list of 4/6-pack candidates for purchase. I like the bittersweet and smoky focus of this one over sweet/fruity flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 02:21:11 | More by AwYeh
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dar482

New York

4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes out in a black color, a bit of ruby/brown coming through in the light. A surprisingly huge huge head in a mocha brown color.

The aroma has a wonderful sweet roasty malt, tons of chocolate, bittersweet, cocoa powder, a bit of coffee. A good amount of robust malt and oats in there, caramel sweetness too.

The flavor is just wonderfully complex and the mouthfeel is very full and luscious. At first, you’re getting that milk chocolate and cocoa powder. It then moves onto this molasses, dark toffee sweetness. Then onto this beautiful hoppy/roasty bitterness. Almost like a slightly overtoasted/burnt bread in giving you a tinge of bitterness, but not overpowering like some other imperial stouts. The bitterness balances with the sweetness wonderfully so that you want to dig in for more.

As it warms up, there’s a nuttiness that shines through, a tinge of dark fruit with dried plums.

A pleasant surprise and an underrated beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 04:57:33 | More by dar482
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a 4 pack...locally. Good to see GF in town.

Pitch black pour that brings a 2 finger head of tan foam. The foam is just sitting there, not shrinking at all, so I guess I'll have to drink some to check on the lacing. That's a + comment.

Nice notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruits in the nose. Mostly on the sweetish side but has some bitterness. No aroma of any of the biggish abv.

My, this is a chewy brew. I love the roasted malt character that brings some dark fruits, nice chocolate flavour, and a pretty strong roasted malt bitterness. The alcohol does come through more in the taste than the smell and at times, seems to dominate the taste. Fix that, and I think the brew would be up there in world class territory.

Big bodied with ample carbonation, the mouthfeel is fine.

Overall, it's a nice Imperial Stout. Just needs a bit of tweeking to get it where I'd want it to be.

I almost forgot...lacing is fine.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 14:10:21 | More by Bitterbill
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Alextricity

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best-by 8/30/14. $2.99 single snagged up at Fairway Sav-Mor in Eastpointe, Michigan. Poured into a standard shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Definition of black. Two fingers of a pretty dark tan head. A picture perfect beer after the pour... truly gorgeous. Seems to be a beer filled with floaters, as I can see a lot near the glass. My only knock on this is the lacing. It's pretty good, but not great. Minor complaint.

Smell: A pretty mild coffee and chocolate aroma at first, but as it warms, licorice comes out quite a bit. It smells sweeter as well. Roasted malts and coffee. I definitely feel like there's more coffee in the smell than chocolate... but it's sort of like a mocha. I also trace alcohol, but it's VERY well hidden.

Taste/feel: First thing I notice is a super rich mouthfeel that's actually so thick, I'm not sure if I love it. It's as if the thickness of the beer blocks out a bit of the flavor of the beer... but since I adore a thick mouthfeel on my stouts (who doesn't?), I don't mind that much at all, hence the score. It just feels like I want to drink more because of the thick feel, strangely enough. I keep wanting more flavor! It's hard to pace myself. Anyway, this is a tasty beer. Semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, the roasted malts... really not picking up any of the dark fruits that I tend to get in a double stout, and that's fine with me. 8.8% makes this a bit of a dangerous beer, as I truthfully get virtually no signs of alcohol. There's maybe an essence of it in the aroma, and there's a very slight throat warming, but it's minuscule.

Overall, I think this is a great beer. I believe this could be a better beer if the mouthfeel were actually a touch thinner so I could get more flavor out of the beer, but it's pretty incredible as it is. I'd definitely buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 15:42:29 | More by Alextricity
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.46/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pitch black body with a sudsy tan head.

Aroma: Dark syrupy malt, roasted notes.

Taste: Roasted dark malt essence. Hops are felt through the IBUs they contribute in the finish. Long gentle ebbing of dark roasted coffee flavor in the aftertaste. Overall the flavor is very top heavy with bitterness. Almost as if it is missing a depth that would make it really great. Just a fiery hint of the 8.8% ABV long into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Just below medium in body which is quite light considering both the ABV and the style. Understated carbonation and good drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Not completely impressed with this one but a good stout from a brewery that's more notable for their IPAs. Would I drink it again? Maybe.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 00:10:12 | More by JamesMN
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$2.59 for a 12oz bottle @ Siciliano's. Brewed with "golden naked oats mashed with dark crystal and robust roasted malts"
8.8% ABV, 45 IBU's

Pours out to a clear deep inky black, forming a modest light-medium tan head with very good retention and lacing. Moderate carbonation, ~2.5 carbs. The nose is great...carob, prune, dates, deep roasted grains, vanilla, and a very clean ferment. Mouthfeel is rich and luscious with a dense chewy body...silken in it's finish. The taste is exceptional...a recap of the aroma with pungent deeply roasted grains skillfully blended with spicy hops, oily burnt french roast, moderate bitterness, lots of black patent, chocolate malt, dark fruit notes and roasted barley, teetering on the edge of too much roasted acidity despite the bold American hops. The hops linger in the dry and astringent aftertaste with after-notes of cedar, black cherry and tobacco. No off-flavors.

I have to say, that compared to other beers in it's class (American Stout), this is a quintessential example of the big bold West Coast style. I would definitely buy it again. Very well done.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 02:56:34 | More by Mitchster
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Mongrel

Maryland

3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This an undated bomber from around 2007-2008 (they haven't used this old label since that period). Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance is inky - very dark brown, bordering on black, with a thin layer of dark tan head. Just a little bit of occasional lace. 8.8% ABV isn't that big for an imperial stout these days, and I've seen ones with much higher alcohol content retain a nicer head. That's basically the only strike against this beer. Not a big deal.

Smell is heavenly. The most forward note is dark fruits, like prune and raisin, which is more reminiscent of a quad than a stout. Behind that is burnt sugar, molasses, coffee, milk chocolate and a slight whiff of bourbon.

That very concentrated "inkiness" carries through to the palate. Espresso, dark chocolate, oats and bitter black malts dominate, with a tinge of green raisin and a cool finish that can probably be attributed to the hops and the booze. Nice roasty/bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel starts off thin, but quickly rounds out and becomes velvety with a surprising amount of soft, prickly carbonation, considering this one's age.

Overall, this beer might have seen better days in terms of look and feel, but the flavor is mostly all there. The nose is downright sexy. The beer is not too sweet and finishes rather dry. It would probably make for a nice complement to a really rich, sweet desert like cheesecake.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 16:59:31 | More by Mongrel
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle with no visible BB date. Purchased ages ago from a webshop and stored in my garage. I've had this for probably more than 18 months - hopefully its strength will have preserved it reasonably well.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A very dark brown hue that appears ultra-black in the glass. Produces a large head of creamy mocha-brown foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of deep roasted malt with notes of burnt grain, coffee, chocolate, molasses, dried fruit, sugar, a hint of vanilla and a faint twinge of oxidation. Rich, dark and fruity - good stuff.

Tastes of intense roasted malt with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of burnt grain, dark malt, coffee, cocoa,molasses, dried fruit, earthy yeast, stewed hop and faint vanilla. A hint of oxidation and staleness in the background. Slightly sweet, followed by a strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Pretty astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter roasted malt, coffee, mild fruitiness and stewed leaves.

Impressive - a big stout with a big flavour. Looks the part, while the aroma and flavour are replete with roasted malt, burnt grain and molasses. Some mild staleness but this doesn't detract from the experience. Decent body, though could be a shade thicker. A great stout with plenty of character - worth sampling if you have the chance.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 02:22:49 | More by jazzyjeff13
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burnt motor oil appearance with a quarter inch of rich mocha froth that persists leaving sheets of lace. Smells of charred molasses and chocolate. Sub-notes of heavily roasted malt, pine, charcoal and figs. Taste is initially a heap of roasted/charred malt, dark semi-sweet chocolate, sweetness of caramel and molasses. Hop presence mingles with the semi-bitter chocolate nicely notes of pine and citrus are faint but the bitterness is altogether evident. TheNice layers of complexity develop once the initial chewing on pine cinders/burnt coals effect abates. Nice creamy mouthfeel in a medium-heavy body. Mild bitterness, char and chocolate linger on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 03:11:05 | More by JackieTH
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MoMaMe

Maryland

4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A really good stout.

I'm a Guiness Foreign Extra lover, and I like this one about the same, if not a little better.

The Guiness FE has a little better mouthfeel, but this one is pretty good as well, and has a bit better flavor.

It lingers on the palate with a nice finish. There is a definite strong and complex flavor with an ever so slight bitterness and brightness mixed with a malty sweetness. I really like this one, and it ranks at one of the top stouts that I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 23:16:51 | More by MoMaMe
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled 05/06/13.

Appearance: Pours an oily midnight black with a lot of bubbles. Big three finger tan head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A roasty and fairly robust dark aroma with good hints of chocolate and coffee. Upfront roasted barley malts with big hints of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee bean, burnt toast, oats, cookie dough, caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, nuts, smoke, and yeast. Also some hints of milk and cream. Sweet hints of molasses and brown sugar. Decent hop backing with earthy hints of grass and subtle pine. A pretty solid stout aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a roasty and fairly sweet stout taste with notes of chocolate and coffee roast. Dark roasted barley malts with upfront notes of cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee bean, oats, burnt toast, cookie dough, caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, nuts, yeast, and slight smoke. Silky taste of milk and cream. Sweet notes of burnt brown sugar and molasses. Background notes of earthy and grassy hops along with some slight pine. Also a slight undertone of dark raisin. A pretty nice creamy stout taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and silky with a smooth finish. Alcohol heat is masked well.

Overall: A pretty solid stout. Doesn't quite feel imperial but it has some good roasty and creamy flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 08:25:51 | More by MattyG85
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 8/30/2014. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, char, toast, caramel, oats, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes with a fair amount of hop presence; and good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, char, caramel, oats, floral, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, char, roasted malt, toast, oats, caramel, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt flavors; with a moderate hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, chalky, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 05:12:40 | More by superspak
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xabyss

Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 11/06/12, consumed 11/19/13

A: An opaque void, black as night with a quickly-dissipating mocha head that leaves lace sticking everywhere; pretty glorious

S: A bit weak on the nose, but the goods come through: chocolate, coffee, a healthy dose of roasted hops.

T: The year spent aging has added some complexity to this brew, methinks. Dark chocolate up front, malts and coffee in the rear, with a pleasant bitterness left lingering on the palate. I'm definitely getting dark fruits and possibly even a hint of licorice. The coffee wipes the palate clean before I can dwell on the complexities. Quite good!

M: Not as thick as other "double stouts." On the lighter end of full-bodied with some small stinging carbonation bubbles.

O: I picked this guy up six months ago and thought, heck with it, I'mma sit on it another 6 months because, why not. Point is, I don't have a fresher sample to compare side by side. Reading some of the other reviews, I do think a year in the cellar did this guy some good. Overall, a good, borderline great stout, but far from my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 01:40:04 | More by xabyss
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black body with a grey-brown head.

S: Fudge, sherbet and floral hops. Strawberry is present later on.

T: Crickey! It's harsh at first. It's slightly sweet with a very bitter bite. It's smokey, ever so slightly earthy and there's a wee bit of liquorice. Lemonade/Sprite in the aftertaste.

O: Some nice concentrated flavours but it's not the most refined strong stout out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 09:43:47 | More by Hoppsbabo
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Double stout pours a black color with a large tan lacing head. The aroma is full of licorice and coffee notes. The taste has a mellow boozy undertone, with black licorice, mixed in with creamy coffee notes. Great body, great full flavors. Overall a very bold and flavorful stout.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2013 19:41:13 | More by vette2006c5r
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jburd19

Ohio

4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 4 pack not realizing it was a year old, first time with this brew.
Pours black with large creamy head, looks fantastic. Not much smell.
Taste is smooth and creamy. Not a lot of flavor but nice, def can't taste the alcohol.
Very Easily drinkable

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 14:32:49 | More by jburd19
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,102 ratings.