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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,281 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,281
Reviews: 764
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 78
Gots: 179 | 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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icehawk

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle Appearance: Pitch black with lacing big khaki head Aroma: Coffee, semi-sweet chocolate Taste: Semi-sweet chocolate, some subtle fruit Palate: Slight earthy bitterness, dry, slightly bitter yet smooth finish Overall: I think this smooths with age since I remember it being more bitter (or could be my palate). Very good.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 18:07:04 | More by icehawk
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Stumpy29er

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-03-2013 00:16:49 | More by Stumpy29er
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Black. Tiny pockets of effervescence cling to the sides of the glass. Pours a 2 finger, tight, frothy, brown head. Settles very slowly, craters unevenly. Cascading lacing, settles to a thick beer ring.

S: Light roasted coffee, light dark chocolate, very oaky.

T: Peat is prominent, roasted coffee bean, licorice, a little pecan or walnut.

M: Kind of soapy palate. Hearty and thick. Bitter aftertaste, dry finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is really good. Nice effervescence, large thick head, plenty of persistent lacing. Nose is light components of coffee and chocolate with a strong oak character. Strong peaty flavor with roasted coffee, licorice and pecan. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 00:06:21 | More by bmwats
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-02-2013 23:01:12 | More by Kmat10
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BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

08-02-2013 01:29:02 | More by BlackBeerDown
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-31-2013 20:30:02 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.8%

07-31-2013 06:17:36 | More by bmjivi221
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-30-2013 05:36:15 | More by derkfromwi
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Johnny58

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-29-2013 19:11:32 | More by Johnny58
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-29-2013 18:25:07 | More by Cynic-ale
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-29-2013 07:24:00 | More by LambicPentameter
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Drumomatic

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-29-2013 01:08:42 | More by Drumomatic
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ahommell

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-28-2013 16:02:20 | More by ahommell
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-25-2013 21:09:14 | More by WoodburyMN
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Respect_the_Saaz

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-24-2013 03:02:37 | More by Respect_the_Saaz
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MrDave

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-23-2013 18:49:34 | More by MrDave
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Liondiscs

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-23-2013 07:04:49 | More by Liondiscs
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Fabulous beer. I admit, I'm biased against things that smell not so good. I don't know the metric, even if I'd wanted to, of how to appreciate that kind of skank. I try to like limburger cheese; no can do. I digress. Poured this beer at a slightly warm temperature with a large, foamy, frothy, light tan head that pretty much lasted all the way down and a ton of lace. Color is an opaque brown black. Aroma is sweaty leather, funk, dirt, hop, malt. Flavor's like nose, but much more friendly. The aromatic qualities are muted and the oral attributes of sweetness, bitter, tang come out along with a bit o' smoke and dirty love. Body is exotically poifect. Finish is like all of the above, actually pleasant, and leaves me looking for more. Fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 06:06:07 | More by drpimento
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-23-2013 03:24:14 | More by alex_hart
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shand

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aged since Green Flash's launch in Florida - so it's no younger than Feb. 2012. This is one great looking stout, dark and imposing in the glass with a massive head for the style. The aroma is very smooth and roasty. After a bit of aging, Green Flash Double Stout has become a gentle giant. Creamy chocolate and roasted malts fully carry things, with a bit of sweetness peeking through at the end. Extremely drinkable. Overall, a really good, readily available, and cheap imperial stout. Pick up a four-pack and hide it for a year.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 03:00:40 | More by shand
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Lungman

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

We have stouts, Russian, oatmeal whatever. Then we have this untamed stallion. Tighten your belt and try to hold on for 8, % that is. This huge meal of a brew is so damn smooth that I was loving this hard, until number 3 then I had to step back out of pure respect. I don't go into the whole scientific break down of a beer. So let me just say this one is chocolate creamy velvet love in a bottle. Smells awesome, taste awesome. Fricken grand slam baby.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 06:08:13 | More by Lungman
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Travis1221

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

07-22-2013 01:57:06 | More by Travis1221
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Sazz9

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

07-21-2013 20:24:55 | More by Sazz9
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mattcrill

Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Lots of dark roasty notes up front. Reminds me of powdered cocoa and coffee with some bread dough character. A hint of licorice and a little bit of blackberries. Clean fermentation character. Low earthy hop aroma.

Appearance: Still black pour into the Duvel tulip. Looks menacing and black hole-like. The only sign of life is the lovely batter looking tan head that clings to the glass and retains well.

Flavor: Surprising earthy hop punch up front quickly followed by a dusty, powdery chocolate character. French roast coffee and cream character asserts as the palate gets acclimated to the hops. Balance is to the hop character with the roasted notes laying a nice foundation. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Slightly creamy with a touch of dark roasted grain astringency. Warmth is noted on the back of the tongue and lingers.

Overall impression: A nicely crafted Imperial Stout. I like the drier roasty and chocolate character that I associate with Americanized stouts. Very complex and highly hopped. Great now and probably even better with some age.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 20:22:30 | More by mattcrill
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Mdog

Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Black, huge head.

Smell: Roasted malts, moderate chocolate.

Taste&Feel: Nice mildly sweet chocolate, hint of bitterness. Very smooth, somewhat light but moderate feel, very drinkable.

Overall: I really liked this one I picked up in Hudson. Nice flavor profile and very drinkable for a pretty big stout. The mouthfeel on this beer was great.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 02:22:49 | More by Mdog
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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