Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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842 Reviews
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Reviews: 842
Hads: 2,945
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 107
Gots: 405 | 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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Reviews: 842 | Hads: 2,945
Photo of Oldejoe
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look. Dark, dark mahogany, with a medium brown, medium sized head, my favorite look.
Smell. Charred wood with bit of french roast coffee.
Taste. Fairly balanced, starts with a malty richness with a bit of sweetness then finishes with a somewhat more pronounced hoppy bitterness. Pretty good.
Mouth feel. Nice heavy body, chewy, spongey, oily then a dry, upper back palette-smacking finish.
Overall. My favorite is still a sweeter, maltier beer, but this is very good for a more balanced stout. (497 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

$ 3.49/12 oz at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
BB 10/24/15 at 45 degrees into nonic
Aroma of roasted malt and caramel, smells slightly sweet
Head large (6 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, diminishing to 3 mm frothy ring and layer
Lacing none
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor of roasted malt, some caramel, some coffee, begins sweet, ends slightly bitter; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, slightly oily, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.25 (503 characters)

Photo of jabergess
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Smooth, smooth, smooth. No bite I could detect which is highly unusual for a double/imperial stout. This thing will sneak right up and get you if you let it. I would let it. (182 characters)

Photo of BlazerT
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Pitch blacj with big, light brownish, densed head. Medium lasting. Average lacing. The nice aromas of roasted malts - dark, bitter chocolate and coffee. Also you can experience nice touch of toffee and earthy notes. Taste is medium bitter, toffee, chocolate with some liquorice and vanilla. In general taste is semi-sweet. Full body, oily and velvety texture, soft carbonation. Finish is coffe, semi-sweet and bitter. Little alcohol warming. In general very enjoyable and drinkable RIS. (494 characters)

Photo of dorianmarley
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: The head was so heavy that it overflowed the glass (It could have been a poor pour, but still). The lacing was long-lasting and exquisitely thorough. The color is a dark cola.

Nose is sweet with dry malt, dark chocolate, almond milk, red fruit, and oatmeal.

Taste is sweet and nutty, with chocolate milk, cashew, currant, and tart cherry.

Mouthfeel is dry but balanced. Carbonation is mild, and the alcohol is perfectly nuanced.

Overall, this is a straightforward, thoughtful, incredibly well-made stout. (523 characters)

Photo of MarkQ617
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this poured into a stout glass, my 4th Green Flash review. The color is a dark brown, with a beautiful milk chocolate color head. The smell and taste is full of roasted malts. Some slight mocha flavor as well. The mouthfeel is a little harsher than I'd expect, more carbonation than I'd expect but not too bad. Overall, everything you're looking for in a double stout. (372 characters)

Photo of willth
2.12/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Color is great, nice mocha head. Smell is just pure citra hops, taste is way too hoppy for a stout. Not sure what they were thinking with this one. Drain pour (158 characters)

Photo of whatthehull
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip/wine glass

A - Deep dark chocolate molasses, two finger very deep tan head and some sticky lacing.

S - chocolate, ripe berries, rich coffee, quite grainy, molasses, huge malt, simple biscuit yeast, soil, wet wood, cake batter, nice booze and baked good baking in the oven

T - chocolate, berries, cake, very acidic coffee, fresh soil, fresh cut trees, light booze, cinnamon and more chocolate.

M - Full bodied, well balanced, nice complexity, very acidic and a very nice bitter to sweet chocolaty finish!

D/O - Goes down like 'butta'. Very easy to drink, tons of flavor, right amount of booze and an all year long drinker.

Final Thoughts - $10 for a 4 pack pisses me off, but the 8.8% abv is awesome. (728 characters)

Photo of MadCat
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours a nice chocolatey black color with a dark brown head

Smell: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruit, earthy hops

Taste: Coffee and chocolate up front, a good helping of roasted malts and earthy hops. Some dark fruit on the back end

Feel: Full body, medium carbonation

Overall: An excellent beer, Green Flash shows they can do many styles well (364 characters)

Photo of TeamMathis
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black. Opaque. Brown head. Smell and taste of roasted goodness. Malt, chocolate, and coffee. I love every bit of this, from the pour to the bitter aftertaste. I will get it again. (179 characters)

Photo of Jeffsta1
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a really nice stout.

Dark black color, with a persistent, thick mocha head.

Beautiful stout taste, milder than I'd expected, kind of like a milk stout. Perfectly balanced. This beer has great integrity.

Rich mouthfeel. Long finish, after the mild taste, some bitterness expresses itself quietly. (306 characters)

Photo of leaddog
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate brown with a finger of frothy mocha head.

Smell - roasted malts, cocoa, dark fruits, coffee bean, earthy hops, smokiness.

Taste - Bold bitter flavours of roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, earthy hops, oats, and slight smokiness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant lingering bitterness from the malts and cocoa.

Overall - A unique Imperial stout. The hint of smoke adds another level of complexity to the overall boldness of this brew. Worth seeking out if you are seeking an out of the norm Imperial stout. (586 characters)

Photo of GFM
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into snifter. Pours an opaque oil black. Cream colored crown with ring of carbonation bubbles around circumference of glass. Not much lacing. Coffee in the scent, but aroma is light with a hint of smoke. Feel is not as heavy as I expected. Coffee taste is muted (like the scent) and roasted malt comes through. Just enough hop bitterness to finish each sip. Got better with each sip. (8.5) (408 characters)

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a pretty, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of caramel colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: I’m stuffed up at the moment (I know that being in that condition is not ideal for reviewing a beer) so I’m not getting much out of the aroma, but other reviewers have noted aromas of roasted malt and chocolate, oats, some coffee, caramel, toffee, etc.

Taste: Big flavors of roasted malt up front, immediately followed by some dark chocolate, roasted coffee, brown sugar and caramel-like sweetness, some subtle licorice and hops. Quite good.

Mouthfeel: Chewy and smooth as hell has there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 8.8%, I’m surprised at how little alcohol is present on the palate.

Overall: This is a pretty good stout! Good, strong malty flavors, well balanced with some sweetness, dark chocolate-like bitterness and some hops. Good beer. (1,037 characters)

Photo of MDHopster
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really liked this one because it comes at you in phases. First you smell the caramel and malts then pick up the coffee and vanilla. Appearance wise, this is black with a brownish tan head, somewhat small with some lacing. The taste and mouth feel tend to build, starting with a creamy caramel and malt but over a few sips the carbonation and coffee start to give a small bite. (381 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, coffee. Taste is strong coffee, roasted malts, a bit of chocolate, some lingering bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a pretty good beer. (256 characters)

Photo of jooler
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not really a stout person but I love green flash. Initially tastes like chocolate with a hint of coffee. And the chocolate taste lingers. Also has an alcohol taste that is sort overwhelming (189 characters)

Photo of srletend
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: oily black; absolutely no light going through; lack of much head from the bottle pour
S: artificial chocolate
T: chocolate; slight alcohol aftertaste
M: oily residue (168 characters)

Photo of hopflyer
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 5/6/15. Not meant to age?

Dark roast coffee black with light tan head. Retains pretty well.

Smell is coffee and dark chocolate with some fruit mixed in.

Chocolate flavor up front with sweetness held in check by a bit of hop bitterness. Bakers chocolate and cocoa powder. Sweetness seems to take over as it warms some and a bit of anise is mixed in.

Medium body and medium carbonation. Seems to thin out a bit halfway thru.

Above average imperial stout. Nothing earth shattering but it's flavorful and drinkable. Almost a session stout. (555 characters)

Photo of mooseisloose
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

Part of an eight pack assortment of apparent ass kicking "double" brewa, let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a whiff of deep toasted malts and herbal hoppy undertones. On the pour this brew is motor oil black with a huge dark tan head that really holds up. On the taste this brew is richly heavy and very viscous with a nice balance of roasted malts with a tinge of a hop bite. The taste stays more prominently malty throughout with a sweet kick at the end followed by a flat bitter aftertaste. No where at all is the 8.8% ABV detectable. This is a fine brew but the ABV must be sneaky to say the least. (618 characters)

Photo of Reneejane
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Deep black opaque color brown head. Poured from a bottle. Wonderful aroma: vanilla, coffee, chocolate, butterscotch. Sweet taste, some roasty coffee notes. Wonderful chocolate, toffee, coffee flavor. Finishes of so slightly bitter. This seductive beer could get you in trouble. It has 8.9% alcohol but it is smooth and not boozy at all. One of the best imperial stouts I've had ď and this is a style I drink a lot of (425 characters)

Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Great beer, awesome roasted coffee aroma. Very dark in color with a very very dark head. I really like the roast coffee and chocolate flavors combined with the sweet malt flavors. It is a very rich beer and you can't even tell it's 8.8%. The whole beer is very balanced overall no flavors overpowering another. (312 characters)

Photo of rangerred
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours pitch black with a dark, thick, frothy head. Awesome head retention.

There is some black licorice in the aroma along with dark chocolate and toasted malt. Light notes of caramel are sprinkled throughout. A touch of grass in the background.

Some heavy dark fruit mixed with dark chocolate in the flavor. Caramel is much more prevalent here with a smoothe dark roast holding just the slightest bit of coffee notes. Moderate bitterness cleaning things up towards the finish.

Overall, a pretty good beer. I love the English touches although I must say I still prefer Samuel smith. (619 characters)

Photo of BenwayPHD
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Pours black with a three finger light brown head. Smell is very sweet, slightly roasty. There is mild coffee flavor and heavy chocolate. The flavor follows the smell very closely. It has a nice, thick mouthfeel. As it warms up a fantastic smokey, tobacco flavor emerges. (270 characters)

Photo of TheMarkE
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Jet black, with a good head of tan foam and plenty of lacing.

Smell: Roasted malts, chocolate, tobacco.

Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, hints of coffee and tobacco.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and very smooth, with malty bitterness in the finish.

The Verdict: Good stuff. Well balanced, complex, and smooth as silk. Not one of the best, but still very good. (371 characters)

Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 842 ratings.