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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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92
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2,501 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,501
Reviews: 789
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 87
Gots: 234 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 03-17-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

djtomain, Feb 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Hophead717, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

dave317, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of far333
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

far333, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

BeerWithMike, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

MPSTARR, Feb 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

baklo, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

CalgaryFMC, Feb 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Czequershuus, Feb 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

MouthfulOfchris, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

swtchuck, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

TEdubbaD, Feb 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Zaphog, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

MNPikey, Feb 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

seangibbs60, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Muhly
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Muhly, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Aprice34, Feb 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

delanedoktor, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

rkf1976, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

dtomes, Feb 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

RaggaD, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Extol, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

h-bomb, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

DenverBigRed, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

BradtheGreat7, Jan 31, 2014
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,501 ratings.