Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,912
Reviews: 851
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 106
Gots: 389 | 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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Photo of MacMalt
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into snifter. The color is virtually black with a beautiful thick brown head and generous lacing. This is a lovely looking stout. However, I was disappointed with the smell - malty but not much else. The taste features bitter, burnt coffee with some chocolate at the finish. I like some dark fruit in my stouts but didn't detect any. For a well-regarded stout, this one is surprisingly thin. Overall, I was disappointed. This stout looks great but it simply doesn't compare well with many others I like.

Photo of faubs
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Think coopers stout this side of the world. Lea and perans

Photo of Gear54
3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle into a snifter

Pour is pitch black with 1/2 finger of thin kaki head that fades quickly leaving light lace in the glass

Smell rich roasted malts with Carmel notes. No hop presence in the nose. Aroma is the strength of the beer for me

Taste follows well with chocolate and roasted Carmel malt. I get some generic nuttiness with the chocolate sweetness at well

Feel is weak for me. Flavors are faint and don't last on the palate. I like my stouts to be thick and this is not. Consistency reminds me more of a porter.
Overall a solid beer in the nose that leaves a bit to be had in the taste.

Photo of Sandevin8887
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Complex flavor and goes well with BBQ meats and Steak.

Photo of Rowlaw
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very complex with strong bitterness. Although the of chocolate is there like most stouts, I taste apricot and spice after the initial bitterness subsides.

Photo of Zach136
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pitch black deep tan head.

Aroma: Rich semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa powder, light notes of earthy hop and roast.

Flavor: Treacle-molasses-cocoa powder sweet and bitterness. Earthy hop bitterness comes out more.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, touch of booze.

Photo of Prasm
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark pour, one finger head - thin foam. Dark roast coffee and smoke comes through on the nose - medium expressiveness. Coffee, chocolate, and smoke flavors with a little bitter in the back-end.

Photo of travolta
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pitch black, minimal head retention, nice lacing.

Nose: Sweet vanilla, coffee, and a touch of licorice. A little bit of cola.

Taste: Malt, coffee, sherry, fig, and chocolate. The malt is well balanced throughout and makes for some great mouthfeel. Some bourbon.

Notes: This is a smooth drinking, fine stout. Imperial...? Perhaps not, but it is very very good.

Photo of BethanyB
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: A deep mahogany brown that still manages to show some clarity through ginger highlights. The head is a strip of tan on top:

Smell:The vivacious, yet balanced fragrance comes at you from two sides of the spectrum: fresh, grassy hops and a pungent chocolate factory. It's a surprisingly near perfect pairing. There also exists a soft sweet combo of red and black fruit--strawberries and plums, for the most part.

Taste: Gourmet chocolate comes with a white pepper kick. The fruit is there too, plums in particular. The malt bill has a strong, grainy presence. It starts out toasty and complex, then ends up slightly smoky in the finish, like roasted chestnuts. Also balancing out the sweetness are the noticeable hops, which are earthy, with medium bitterness. The result is neither too sweet, not too bitter. It's everything you've been looking for in a stout, living together in harmony.

Mouthfeel: The smooth mouthfeel has some creaminess to it, but the stays within average viscosity. Strong carbonation adds a refreshing quality, making this big beer deceivingly drinkable. Indeed, the alcohol warming is barely noticeable, quietly loitering in the back of the throat.

Overall: The Imperial Stout I've been waiting for! It has all the "right" qualities, but steers completely clear from the dark-and-sticky territory. Hops, spice, and bubbles are what drive it above and beyond the norm. And yet, it still has the dark chocolate strawberries everyday Imperial Stout lovers are hoping for.

Photo of Bone53
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black as can be with a huge 2-3 finger brown head. Looks the part

Smell: Heavily roasted malts, dark chocolate, and a slight smoke presence

Taste: That dark roasted malt and chocolate upfront and then a nice smokey presence mid palate that follows through the finish. Possibly the slightest hint of dark fruits mid palate as well, but fades fast

Mouthfeel: i think this is where this beer could be improved. Its medium bodied, but theres a lot of bitterness that destracts from the flavors a bit

Overall: Solid, straightforward imperial stout. Iv had many that are better, but this is still somewhat unique. Its heavily roasted, and the smokey character is probably what i enjoy most about this beer. If the mouthfeel was less bitter and more smooth and creamy, this would get a higher rating from me. I plan on cellaring a couple and suspect that the bitterness will subside and that the flavors come together more

Photo of Dikfour
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Dark dark black. No light gets through. Thick, dark brown, fluffy head is retained nicely.

Smell: Roasty and caramel. little boozy too.

Taste: Deep thick Roasty malt. Not overly hot. Alcohol is masked fairly well. A little caramel and chocolate on the back end. Maybe a hint of coffee in the follow through.

Feel: Pretty big and creamy. Needs just a skoshe more boddy and It'd be perfect.

Overall: Really great Double Stout. Big, Bold, & Complex just like the bottle says. Dangerously easy drinking for an 8.8% beer.

Photo of Dave1999
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black. Dark Chocolate,treacle and milk chocolate. Very rich and sweet.

Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a very dark black ... looks like it has texture.

Overall: Has a sweet taste with hints chocolate, berries,cinnamon, malts and more. Full bodied, well balanced, nice complexity, and highly recommend this to anyone who loves beer! Cheers!

Photo of kpowledge
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well balanced beer a good stout

Photo of justinp444
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark black with a thin quickly dissipating beige head. Smell is of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and caramel. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, a bit of a crisp dry end to it, very fruity with a cherry flavor. Nice full mouth feel and a good amount of carbonation.

Photo of Biblioista
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The flavor was off, it had a finish like grape soda.

Photo of thierrynantes
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) tasted in 2015.

Appearance : black color with tan foamy head.
Aroma : roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate.
Flavor & mouthfeel : sweet with notes of roasted malt, leading to a bitter chocolate finish.

Photo of Thrifty101091
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mine had some age to it and was close to best NY date but this was an absolute treat! Great imperial stout by Green Flash! Highly recommend this to anyone who loves beer! Cheers!

Photo of HopHunter19
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is great, pitch black beer, tan head that sticks forever with great lacing. Smell Is coffee/cream and then huge roasted malts, almost smoky. Taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, slight smokiness and some cream in there too. Feel is expected for a double stout, alc covered. Overall this is a solid double stout.

Photo of GinDC
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

unusually better for even a double stout

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thoroughly enjoyed from a growler from Jungle Jim's. This fine stout pours thick black with a thick luxurious tan head of tight beaded foam that dissipates to a thin layer of foam, a thick ring, and epic lacing. Nose od dark bakers chocolate, moderate cream, moderate alcohol, deeply roasted grains and malts, and dark fruits. Flavors up front are roasted grains and malts, deep chocolate notes to the rear with a light hint of coffee, creamy dark fruit notes come through on the aftertaste with alcohol warmth and moderate hop balance. Smooth slick mouth feel, medium carbonation that is lightly crisp, and a bitter hop/malt character rounding it all out. Most excellent. Never had this on tap before, love the bottle, and worth noting is that it is a bit smooth. That said, this is a fantastic stout regardless of it's decanter.

Cheers!

Photo of THoff94
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very rich in flavor without being overbearing. A great stout.

Photo of GsxrChic
4.92/5  rDev +20%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Really great stout, especially if you like imperials

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into an oversized snifter.

Massive chewy, burly dark-khaki head. Extensive lacing as the head recedes, forming rings and streaks about the glass. Pitch-black body as would be expected. 5

Strong aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Faded floral hop aroma and a bit of pungent sweetness combined with hints of booze. 4

Pretty potent hop flavor and bitterness with a matching of bitter dark chocolate followed by sweet creamy malts and vanilla. 4

It's got quite the bitter element too it, which ain't much of a surprise coming from Green Flash. But there's plenty of rich creaminess and a viscous mouthfeel that drinks very easily. 4.25

Warmth did wonders for this beer and I enjoyed it more and more. An excellent choice when in need of something easily attainable.

Photo of maedhros09
4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Black with big dark brown head, good retention and lacing
Smell: Dark roasty malt aromas with some alcoholic dark fruit
Taste: Reminded me most of the Old Rasputin - very classic Imperial Stout flavors with great balance. Slightly sweet, roasty, with noticeable but pleasant hops character. Delicious.
Feel: Thick, smooth yet nicely carbonated

Overall: For me this is a pretty ideal imperial (double) stout. It looks great with a nice sticky tan head that stays the duration, and the flavors and aromas are varied yet balanced. It has that thick creaminess in the mouth that you expect of a heavy stout. And it's not so strong that the alcohol overpowers the rest of the palate. No gimmicks, either - just a great all around stout!

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Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,912 ratings.