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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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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justforrazors

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-12-2013 22:41:28 | More by justforrazors
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black color with a finger and a half of mocha head, nice lacing.

Smell is roasted coffee, vanilla, espresso, dark chocolate, bakers chocolate and roasted malt

Taste is bakers and dark chocolates right up front, roasted malt, espresso, earthy hop character, vanilla and a small alcohol bite, finishes slightly bitter

Mouthfeel is medium full, creamy carbonation, smooth and silky! a little boozy, but warming.

GREAT stout here, reminds me of Narwhal a bit, both west coast style imperial stouts. Glad this is available here year round now, it will be available in my fridge all winter, fall, spring and hell why not summer to!

Get it if you see it and like stouts, Gives Old Raspy a run for its money for best shelf stout, hell gives a lot of non shelf stouts a run for the money as well!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 22:42:58 | More by nickapalooza86
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sooner961

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-11-2013 16:02:18 | More by sooner961
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-11-2013 04:39:56 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Double Stout is a great beer that I've had multiple times. First time reviewing it.

A - 4.25 -beer is a very dark brown/black color with a dark tan head that dissipates pretty quickly.

S - 4.5 - HUGE roasted coffee/espresso smell. It smells like a coffee shop. Definitely some vanilla and chocolate in there too.

T - 4.5 - Same roasted coffee flavor comes through in the taste. Has a nice hop balance to it too. Chocolate, vanilla, creaminess are in the background.

M - 4.5 - Good carbonation, leaves a nice roasted dark malt flavor in the aftertaste. Alcohol completely hidden.

O - 4.5 - Great beer that has a very nice double stout flavor to it. Complexity is there but it still has a drinkability that sets it apart. I could easily drink a 4 pack of this while golfing on an Arizona summer afternoon, and that says a lot considering it's a double stout.

Comparison to 2011-2012 version (orange label - date????)

Picked up a bottle of double stout with an orange label priced 5.29 @ a local bottle shop. Not complete sure how old this is but thinking 2-3 years.

A - 4.25 - Dark brown/black beer with a nice billowy tan head on it.
S - 4.5 - Huge coffee/espresso/roasted malt smell. Chocolate/dark chocolate in there too. Creamy/whole milk/vanilla in the background.
T - 4.75 - This beer is obviously smoothed out compared to the 2013 bottles I've been drinking. Huge chocolate/espresso/coffee notes, with roasted grains in the background. It's all balanced by this creaminess that lingers the entire time.
M - 4.75 - Heavy/thick mouthfeel. Alc completely covered. Aftertaste is chocolate/coffee/mocha latte/vanilla.
O - 4.75 - This beer better aged. I'm not sure if this is 3 or 4 years old? Either way, it's way smoothed out from before.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 21:44:27 | More by ISmith87
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-09-2013 22:59:44 | More by acurtis
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-08-2013 21:03:50 | More by eawolff99
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StoutIrish

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-08-2013 15:04:09 | More by StoutIrish
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ekalb31

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

08-06-2013 23:54:57 | More by ekalb31
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nhirsch04

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

08-06-2013 23:43:16 | More by nhirsch04
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-06-2013 23:04:35 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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Zanico

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-06-2013 10:45:03 | More by Zanico
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unclejazz

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-06-2013 00:57:03 | More by unclejazz
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Tittles

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-05-2013 14:43:34 | More by Tittles
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Steamer

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

08-05-2013 02:19:22 | More by Steamer
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-04-2013 22:45:49 | More by Hopstout
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neckbracesub

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -45.1%

08-04-2013 14:42:51 | More by neckbracesub
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jkermitj

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-03-2013 23:16:27 | More by jkermitj
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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
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,299 ratings.