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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Double StoutDouble Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,299 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,299
Reviews: 767
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 79
Gots: 184 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 03-17-2008)
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Lynn

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-14-2013 03:40:49 | More by Lynn
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ianpstephens

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-13-2013 21:18:12 | More by ianpstephens
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morimech

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark black with a robust two finger head that was slow to settle to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

The nose is the weakest part of this beer. A lot of alcohol with just a hint of dark chocolate. Really disappointing aroma.

A lot of alcohol in the flavor as well. Starts off a bit sweet before the booze and roasted malt overpower it in the finish. A tad harsh and not easy to drink. Notes of coffee and bitter chocolate.

The body is not the size I expect from an almost 9% ABV beer. The carbonation is great though and makes the most of the moderate body.

I expected so much more after hearing so many positive remarks and seeing the BA score. I like my big stouts to deliver more flavor than alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 19:29:32 | More by morimech
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-13-2013 14:54:55 | More by JasonTaverner
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BeerBob

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Double Stout Black Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co. pours the darkest blackest maroon I have ever seen, ever. Head went to about two fingers of tan foam that settled down to a full carpet with ample lacing down the sides of my beer mug.

Nose was a bit metallic with whiffs of burnt bitter hops and just hints of 8.8% by volume alcohol.

This brew is not a "Stout" but rather a well done German Schwarzbier, "Black Ale". When I took this brew off of the shelf at the store, I thought that I was buying a "Double Stout"... This is straight and away a "Black Beer" with that characteristic "Kingsford® Charcoal Briquette" taste profile.

Bitter chocolate and a deep dried fig mask the alcohol content almost completely, until the after taste.

All in all, not a bad offering from the "Green Flash Brewing Co."

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 03:49:40 | More by BeerBob
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-13-2013 02:06:29 | More by scotorum
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Bassman2019

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-13-2013 01:09:54 | More by Bassman2019
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Gryphon69

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle
dated: best before 8-30-14
oversized wine glass

A- Pours a near black with a finger high head of dark mocha. ring around the glass after 3-4 minutes, nice sticky lacing.

S- Dark malts, chocolate, some coffee, hints of brown sugar, some alcohol.

T- Very strong alcohol / hops bite right up front, followed by some roasted malt, some bitter chocolate, bitter coffee. Alcohol is surprisingly overpowering throughout the drink, much more than what your nose tells you.

M- full body, creamy smooth and fizz until you swallow.

O- Average nose, and to me this bottle anyway the alcohol is overpowering any balance of the flavors, I have another that I will probably sit on for a year or so and see if it settles down some.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 00:26:05 | More by Gryphon69
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-12-2013 16:51:55 | More by DMarlinJ
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-12-2013 14:44:45 | More by NickyDee21
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-12-2013 04:15:21 | More by MichPaul
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sprague808

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-12-2013 02:38:38 | More by sprague808
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jpcarnegie

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-11-2013 02:00:53 | More by jpcarnegie
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BeerTick

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-11-2013 01:51:13 | More by BeerTick
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Illos

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-10-2013 13:52:28 | More by Illos
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-10-2013 04:10:31 | More by OKCNittany
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GatorCoop

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

10-10-2013 03:52:57 | More by GatorCoop
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid black with a rich and dense brown head that leaves lots of lacing. Smell is rich and roasty with coffee and chocolate notes on top of a mild smoke. Taste matches up with the smell. Very rich and deep flavor with some smoke up front, coffee roast and dark chocolate. Full feel with pillowy soft carbonation that coddles the palate. Overall, a wonderful imperial stout with so much depth. Great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 03:21:09 | More by jera1350
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damienblack

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

10-08-2013 01:30:13 | More by damienblack
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Jonny41

Maine

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-08-2013 00:56:09 | More by Jonny41
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punisher1

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-08-2013 00:28:00 | More by punisher1
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AndyH

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-07-2013 00:38:47 | More by AndyH
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windypete

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-06-2013 18:46:41 | More by windypete
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-06-2013 10:29:32 | More by plumcrazyfx
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FriedSlug

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-06-2013 00:13:13 | More by FriedSlug
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,299 ratings.