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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,423 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,423
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 88
Gots: 207 | FT: 2
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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Photo of BaalDagon
5/5  rDev +22%

I cannot speak highly enough about this double stout! If you are looking for a mature, refined adult beverage for your discriminating palate... I highly advise and heartily encourage this one! I would go on about all the usual reviewing points, but where would that leave your adventurous expectations?

BaalDagon, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Re-review. 12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours an almost perfectly pitch black color. The head is two fingers high, with a khaki shade. Retention is quite good, and some lacing sticks to the glass.

S: Yep, I'm loving all the dark chocolate in this. There are additional twinges of dark fruits, graham cracker, and caramel, all balanced by a slightly piny touch. Not hugely deep, but still a really nice nose.

T: It starts off just like the nose indicated - dark chocolate, graham cracker, caramel, and dark fruits come through vividly. The finish, however, is quite bitter with tones of roast and tobacco-like hops. There's also a kiss of alcohol I didn't quite expect (I'm so used to beers in the 9% range covering the booze perfectly), too. The booze gives it a nuancing touch of dark fruit, creating a reasonably complex yet dry imperial stout.

M: It starts off with a full, sweet feel; but it finishes dry and hoppy. It's one of the few dark beers I'd call refreshing - and that's a great thing. There isn't a lot of carbonation, instead relying purely on the dryness to cleanse the palate. And it works.

O: The tale of two stouts: one sweet and desert-y, the other bitter, dry, and almost refreshing. This is a manly drink: big, bitter, and even a touch harsh. But in a good way! I could totally imagine Catherine the Great (read: the manliest Czar ever, so manly she was a woman) drinking something like this while being boinked by Denis Diderot.

3.75/5: Very nice old-school imperial stout

ThisWangsChung, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Dave_Treat, Today at 12:54 AM
Photo of lou50rp
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Dark almost black in the glass with tan head
Fruity chocolate smell
Strong dark chocolate with fruitiness in the background and a mild hop finish
Good full mouthfeel
Overall a good, but not great imperial stout

lou50rp, Yesterday at 11:23 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Tomasipoi, Yesterday at 10:52 AM
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4.56/5  rDev +11.2%

Eric03101, Thursday at 11:15 PM
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3.8/5  rDev -7.3%

Melocollo, Wednesday at 05:14 AM
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Brams17, Tuesday at 06:15 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

dagubna, Tuesday at 09:42 AM
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3.6/5  rDev -12.2%

Iparedman, Tuesday at 01:15 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

EEscobar, Monday at 12:32 AM
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4.24/5  rDev +3.4%

tclipse, Sunday at 11:59 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -39%

tally, Sunday at 12:45 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

st9647v3, Saturday at 09:51 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

midlifec, Sep 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Makena_Johnson, Sep 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22%

amjans999, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Roguer
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

Beautiful black brew tinged with brown hues. Big, full brown head, with excellent retention and lacing.

Very nice strong but balanced aroma: roasted barley, cream, and cocoa. Just the barest hint of grapes in the background.

Flavor follows the nose: lots of roasted barley, manifest as a bitter dark stout. Powdered cocoa, a hint of black coffee, chewy barley, and a nice creamy undertone. Very slight alcohol heat.

Silky, thick mouthfeel, shy of the thicker stouts. A little back-end heat. No foaming or sting. Lovely.

This is a well-crafted, straight forward imperial stout, and is an excellent representative thereof. It's not overly hoppy, letting the bitterness of the roasted malt carry the balance. It has a depth of flavor that is delicious without being overpowering. I think this is an excellent brew, offered at an excellent price point.

Roguer, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Cmteagardin
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Cmteagardin, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of jdmiser
4/5  rDev -2.4%

It was a good Stout. Nothing to write home about. I'm not sure how amazing it was though considering I'm not a big Stout drinker, so I may have to revisit it at a later date.

jdmiser, Sep 09, 2014
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Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,423 ratings.