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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,514 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,514
Reviews: 791
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 87
Gots: 237 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 03-17-2008)
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Dave2234, Jan 02, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

rajendra82, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

mmclaughlin38, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

zbkai189, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of BreakfastStout
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

BreakfastStout, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

QuentinCall, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

ChrisWashington, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of beerdrifter
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
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...

beerdrifter, Dec 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

ctwybeerguy, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Trexter103, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

SteelSaw, Dec 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

TheosTheories, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

straightlambic, Dec 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22%

RealMonsters, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of AwYeh
4.06/5  rDev -1%
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.

AwYeh, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Carpentiere, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

OnryAndMean, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

ToddGingerich, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

BigGingDrinker, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

BradT, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

bkwhoppa66, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

mve102, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

thezach, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Rick778, Dec 22, 2013
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,514 ratings.