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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,777
Reviews: 818
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 101
Gots: 328 | 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 Rilesmiles
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of maximum12
3.62/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Always a fan of Green Flash & was happy when they arrived. Been waiting around on this one vs. jumping on the hoppy stuff fresh, but it's time. 12 oz. bottle.

Pour is high black with very low carbonation; barest ring is visible to the naked eye. The smell is full of fresh roast & sweet cocoa. Smells like a rabid grin.

Double Stout is twice something, but I'm unsure what they're doubling down on. Pair of sevens? Nice roast in the foreground, followed by a heavy dusting of bitter cocoa, bare touch of sweet lactose. Moderately thick, pretty easy to drink.

There is zilch remarkable about this beer; it's the Mark Lemke of big stouts. Recognizable, not too bad, has some legs, but really, you're just waiting for something that performs better to come along & take it's place. Routinely good.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black with a five finger high head.

Nose: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and pumpernickel.

Taste: Vanilla, roasted malt, espresso, caramel, liquorice and milk chocolate.

Thick lacing and a medium, creamy body with little carbonation - Fantastic!

Photo of Duffman79
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of mdagnew
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle bought online from CraftBeerCo..

Poured pitch black with no hint of colour even when held up to the light. Dirty nut brown head poured big thick and foamy then faded slowly to decent covering... some decent lines of lacing...

Aroma - Rich roasted and charred dark chocolate maltiness, sweet coffee, some brown sugar sweetness, some sooty like smokiness, some dark fruits (blackcurrents, dates), pine and citric hop notes, toasted (maybe charred ?) fruit loaf, some earthiness, milky notes...

Taste - Dark chocolate, lots of roasted / charred bready malts, barely any alcohol noticeable, treacle sweetness, dark spicy fruits (raisins, date,some figs, red grape), piney and grassy hop bitterness, citrus hints, traces of piney resin, light liquorice, light sourness...

Feel - Fairly smooth and creamy with a little sharpness coming through... fairly full bodied... for an 8/9% brew this is dangerously drinkable..

Overall - A very good Impy stout and another fine brew from Green Flash... definitely worth a try...

Photo of dannyfayy
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Fieldzy27
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Photo of StoutHunter
3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Photo of LampertLand
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,777 ratings.