Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,670
Reviews: 802
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 95
Gots: 275 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of tmzl
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours with huge, thick (small bubbles), creamy, dark mocha head, it's gorgeous. Leaves some sticky lacing when it goes down, otherwise good, slow, mountainous retention. Top layer that stays is very thick, creamy and leaves some random lacing when you drink. Colour is clear, dark with brown hue (but can't really see through).

Smell: Milk chocolate is the story for this one. Combined with dark fruits (currant), deep roast, medium sweet caramel and light smoke presence. This sweet malt mix is very pleasant, soft, it hugs you like a little child - warm, milky and sweet. Also some light lemon, hey hops with a hint of floral.

Taste: Dark fruits (currant mostly) still there, but tuned down. Milk chocolate still the most dominant. The middle medium sweetness consists mostly with milk chocolate and pleasant lighter roast and light coffee. Ends with medium (mostly roasted and some milk chocolate notes) bitterness and some hop presence, pine and citrus mucus. Stays for a while, gets sharp and slightly unpleasant in the after-taste - quite the opposite from the milky, warm, hugging character in the smell. Alcohol well incorporated, also some light sour and very light metallic notes here and there.

Mouthfeel: Full light-heavy body, creamy but not as smooth as one would hope, carbonation maybe a bit to crisp, semi-dry finish.

Overall: It's an interesting beer, has it strong points but there are also some things that bother me, the aggressive bitterness ruins the whole image of milky, warm beer that is created in the smell. It starts as a very balanced, smooth, pleasant but then kicks you. Maybe that works for some. Is this the real life?

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
3.43/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of CCStix
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours deep dark brown. 3 finger head. Moderate lacing.
S: black licorice, sweet malt, some smokiness.
T: it's a good stout,but the alcohol is very present. Clear tones of black patent malt, slight bitter flavor upon swallow and in aftertaste, nice utilization of hops. Black Licorice taste dominates.
M: this is thick one, syrupy, and pleasant small to micro size carb bubbles.
O: I like it, it's a pretty complex stout with some attitude. Is it my favorite, no, but is it good, absolutely! I do think most decent home brewers, including myself, could replicate this so it's not spectacular. But the price is good and the quality is good , so go get some damn it!

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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%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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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
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
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
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
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!

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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...

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,670 ratings.