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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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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Fieldzy27

Florida

4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap poured into a pint glass.
A- pours black with brown tint, a tan sandy colored head sits on top. Fine microbubbles hold together for a few minutes leaving behind solid sheets of lace.

S- smell is sweet cocoa and coffee , milk chocolate and some notes of grapefruit and orange mixing around. Smells great.

T- big chocolate blast hits the palat first, sweetness washes over the taste buds in a fanfare which leads into a clean dark chocolate and black coffee finish. Very mild astringency and a dry toasty finish. Excellent.

M- viscosity is thick and heavy, small amount of oily felling but the little astringency in it take it away after the swallow. Perfect.

Zero flaws in this one. A shining example of an american imperial stout.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2014 19:33:37 | More by Fieldzy27
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.54/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of Green Flash's Double Stout a couple weeks ago for $2.79 at The Lager Mill. I haven't been too impressed with the two Green Flash beers I've had so far, but I'm interested to see what this brewery can do with a Stout, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but I know it's fairly fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks ok and it's very typical looking for Green Flash, it's not that eye catching. It poured a nice dark black color that didn't let any light come through and it had a little over two fingers worth of slightly lighter mocha colored head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice patchy rings of lacing behind. This is a very nice looking Stout, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the malts being the first to show up and they impart a slightly grainy, roasted malt, light caramel, light toffee, light coffee, and some nice chocolate aromas with a little bit of stale malts showing up in the background. Up next comes a slight earthy aroma but other than that there's pretty much no hop presence. This beer had a nice aroma, but I could go without the slight stale malt aroma.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the malts being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time the stale malt aspect doesn't really show up and all the aspects seem to be fairly even with none of them sticking out the most. Up next comes a light earthy flavor with a noticeable alcohol flavor that is just a little warming, but it had a pretty sharp boozy flavor to it and there's also a pretty noticeable smokey flavor. On the finish there's a slightly higher amount of medium bitterness that lingers a little with a chocolate and watery roasted malt aftertaste. This was a nice tasting beer, but i wish the alcohol was hidden better.

M- Not the smoothest, a little rich a little creamy, on the light side of being full bodied with a lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and it worked well with this beer, but I wish it was a little smoother.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer, but when it comes to the style it's not too memorable and I would say it's just barley an above average example of the style, but with so many high quality Double and Imperial Stouts this one gets lost. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, it wasn't the smoothest, it was a little rich and creamy and it was a little filling, the taste did a decent job at holding my attention, but I think the alcohol flavor would start to wear one me if I have more than one so I think one would be my limit. What I like the most about this beer was the appearance and that it was still fairly true to style. What I liked the least about this beer was that the alcohol wasn't hidden as well as I would have liked, I've had 12% beers that didn't taste as boozy. I wouldn't buy this beer again and I don't think I would recommend it, it's pretty forgettable when it comes to the style and it's not hard to find a better Imperial Stout. All in all I thought this beer was fairly solid, but it's nowhere near my favorite of the style but it is one of the better Green Flash beers that I've had, but I still can't say I'm a fan of this brewery. This was a solid attempt at the style, but with a little work this could be a better beer, better luck next time guys.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 04:39:17 | More by StoutHunter
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Green Flash Brewing 'Double Stout' Black Ale @ 8.8% served from a couple of 12 fl oz bottles purchased for $3.50 each

A-pour is a dark cola brown from the bottle to a near black in the glass with a small tan head which is quickly dissapated leaving a minimal lace ring along the pint

S-smells like a 'RIS'

T-big tasting stout , a certain smokeyness lingers on the palate

MF-ok carbonation , big full body

Ov-ok/good beer , sampled alongside , Brooklyn-Black Choc & Hercule-Stout

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 04:44:03 | More by LampertLand
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - black, but with the slightest bit of light coming. Mountainous, mocha head. Good amount of lacing.
Smell - espresso, dark chocolates, brownie mix.
Taste - follows the nose with the presence of espresso and chocolate. This is a smooth and complex, flavorful IS; tremendously balanced hops, malts and barley!
Feel - hop, coffee and dark chocolate bitterness, medium body. Smooth and easy to drink at nearly 9% ABV!
Overall - tremendous Imperial Stout and at a pretty good value!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 03:14:55 | More by DenverHopHead
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BucannonXC5

California

3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.99
Purchased: Feb. 22, 2014
Consumed: Feb. 28, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured an almost pitch black color with 4-to-5 fingers of tan frothy tan head. Good dose of sporadic foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Great retention.

Smelled dark chocolate, light coffee, toffee, caramel, fudge, crayon and cocoa.

Tasted cocoa, dark chocolate, crayon, roasted nuts, dark fruits and buttery bitter notes.

Full body. Thick texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, warming finish.

This was a very good stout. Not fantastic, but good all around.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 07:59:15 | More by BucannonXC5
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Hopscat

Maryland

4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black opaque and beautiful looking stout. Has nice short beige head poured into stemless wine goblet.
Smell is char, coffee, herbal-piney hops and some dark fruit .
Taste is big char, dark chocolate and toffee bready upfront with bitter hops slamming in mid palate with a long finish and welcome alcohol burn at the end.
Well done , balanced stout . Expected nothing less from GF
Highly recommended

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 13:17:53 | More by Hopscat
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Lures on 2/21/14

A-Black color with a creamy, decent brown head.

S-Soft aromas of toffee, coffee and bread.

T-Great flavors of burned malt, with an oily addition of coffee, which turns pleasantly bitter in the end. Earthy, breadish, plum and raisin flavors

M-Mouthfeel is troughout silky, smooth, with a long ending, which adds a notable bitterness, absorbing the otherwise too present malt-sweetness. As the beer warms up, spicy hints of alcohol, still well included in the overall taste, become present. Goo carbonation

O-A great imperial stout!

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2014 15:11:19 | More by reebtaerG
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kemoarps

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful thick oily black. Half finger of thin bubbly brown foam settles down into an almost iridescent dark mosaic.

A little bit of a let down. It looked like it was going to be tar thick and juicy, but the aroma is a little understated. What is there is appealing, though. Primarily the coffee and some rich chocolate. The promise is there, but...

Well, that's a little more like it. As I drink, some of that thick velvet that I was promised by the pour returns. Not as thick as I'd expected (hoped), but certainly a sight better than what the aroma offered. The carbonation features fine, piercing bubbles, because that makes sense and doesn't sound pretentious as shit. But seriously. Fine and piercing. The flavour is THIS CLOSE to being amazing. As it is, it's still pretty tasty, what with the rich rolly poly coffee beans, a touch of bakers chocolate, and a definitive sweetness about it that... about that sweetness. There's something about it. Is it the wrong shade? Perhaps a touch. Is it missing a transitional element? Maybe. I think if it were a bit thicker and creamier, or a bit less of whatever that sweet is it might meld just right. As it is it feels like it strays a little bit trying to have the best of both worlds, but needing to meet somewhere a little more in the middle.
A good beer no doubt, but feels like it could have been even better. I kind of feel like that speaks to most Green Flash I've had. Hits the spot, though, that's for sure.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 02:55:31 | More by kemoarps
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

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

12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass.

A - Pours a dark brown, almost black, with two and a half fingers of creamy chocolate/mocha head.

S - Roasted coffee, sweet chocolate, and roasted malt

T - The roastiness is very apparent in this. Good bit of roasted coffee and bitterness that is offset by the sweet chocolate. Nothing is overpowering, but very well balanced

M - Moderate-to-thick body with low-to-moderate carbonation. I would have liked a thicker, heavier mouthfeel, but it was still good.

O - A very solid stout. The roasted coffee and sweet chocolate complement each other great, and although there is nothing unique or outstanding about this beer, every aspect is well executed and balanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 03:50:07 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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CardiacNP

Louisiana

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Double Stout Black Ale from Green Flash Brewery in San Diego, CA. Nice 8.8% ABV. Pour dark black with a foamy thick brown head. A very smooth mouth feel with a roasted malt/chocolate start and a mildly bitter coffee finish. I very balance Imperial Stout that hides the 8.8% ABV well. Well worth a try if you enjoy stouts or porters.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 23:52:44 | More by CardiacNP
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

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

A - Pours a midnight black with a two-finger tan foamy head. Good amount of lacing.

S - Dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee.

T - Like the smell. Dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and some light smokiness. Finish is bittersweet.

M - Full bodied with low carbonation. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Dry finish.

O - This is a good Imperial Stout. Awesome flavor and mouthfeel. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 03:20:39 | More by TreyIsWilson
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far333

Connecticut

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

Dark and opaque mahogany with an inch high thick and frothy head of light brown foam that lingers long. Aroma of darkly toasted malt, cocoa and floral hops, notes of mint.

Rich and full flavor of cocoa and hops upfront, morphing to roasted malt, espresso, licorice and molasses. Firm bitterness from the roast and the hops. Subtle pine and citrus emerges through the rich dark malt in the finish. Moderately full mouthfeel. Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 04:43:14 | More by far333
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sampling right now on 2/8/14. Had this a few times in the past. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a brandy snifter.

Pours a very dark brown/black with a 2-finger beige head that settles down to just the top and sides of the glass. LOTS of lacing is seen. One of the most I have seen in a good while actually. Perfect carbonation. The aroma is very pleasing with hints of coffee and chocolate roasted malt. The taste is the same and goes down easy. No harsh or bitter aftertaste at all. Overall a fantastic Stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 00:05:59 | More by BeerWithMike
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed a bottle poured into an English pub glass. Let's do this. A dark reddish brown to black brew, with a solid brown head. Smells roasted, dark, and rich ... Yet surprisingly vibrant and fruity at the same time. Brace yourself, this one's got layers and layers of flavor. Initial blast is a malt bomb, cacao and dark molasses, accompanied by a nice deep smoky note. Once the palate acclimatizes to this, you might get some sweet brown flavors like toffee and whiskey, with the rich sweetness revealing itself over time. Some fruity grape juice peaks at you and then disappears. A search reveals some floral tobacco notes and a tinge of licorice, even as the overall vibe remains quite sweet rather than super dry and chalky like an Irish stout. Is that some gooseberry-type American hops?? Veers towards chocolate milk for a moment and then darts away; as I try to re-focus I get some red berry and watermelon, I swear to God. This one is fruity 'till the (fairly) bitter end. Not a ton of coffee roasted notes but oh wait, there's a little light roast and a subtle floral rosewater and crabapple effect. Holy shit, what a great complex stout. Bright and fruity for an "imperial" and one can plumb the deep, dark depths for all kinds of fresh flavors. One can taste the hops but not in a way that clashes with the dark malts. Dare I say the body is on the light side for the style, creamy, smooth, with more carbonation that many dark brews? Almost could pass for an "Imperial dark IPA" if the hops delivered more citrus and pine character. Magic.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 02:55:40 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Muhly

Alberta (Canada)

4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle out of fridge poured into a tulip.

A-Pours a dark black, head doesn't readily form unless vigorously poured. Head is a dark tan and dissipates pretty quickly. Lacing comes in spots and lines that flow down the side of the glass.

S-Roasty, bitter malts and sweet chocolate. Unlike any aroma I've detected on a beer to this point, but still on point for a sweet stout.

T-Bitter roasted malts, sweet dark cocoa, some coffee notes round it all out. Sweetness pervades throughout, but is punctuated by notes of bitterness.

M-Creamy, full and round.

O-a singular beer for sure. Your pallet is hit by a ton of sweetness and bitterness all at once, but manages not to overwhelm.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 06:00:37 | More by Muhly
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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
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,102 ratings.