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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,813
Reviews: 826
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 101
Gots: 348 | 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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Ratings: 2,813 | Reviews: 826
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to BgThang for this one.

This beer pours a dark black with a little port that shines through the edges. The head is a collar of tan which leaves behind a delicate lacing.

Smells a bit watery with cocoa malts and an afterthought of fruity sourness.

The flavor begins with a touch of milk chocolate that dry out a bit bringing in a roasted ashy fruity sourness. I can't pin down what kind of fruit, but it's really quite bland. I'm surprised at how utterly devoid this one is of anything that catches my attention. It's kinda like the guy you've worked with for 15 years that you still haven't caught the name of.

Feels clean and pleasantly dense with a nice tickle of subdued carbonation.

A pretty easy drinking beer. Not much to disappoint or excite.

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into a Chimay chalice. Is this bottle conditioned?

Appearance: Darkness. Etc. Like all good DS and RIS. Nice frothy foam initially, dissipating to scattered and spotty lacing all around the glass. A swirl or two quickly recharges nicely too, more so than most of the style I've seen.

Smell: Lots of what is expected in a good ways here. Roasted malts, mild sourness and citrus, a bit of coffee, more visceral wood, smoke, and charcoal and tar aromas, which I like. I feel like the hops may be curbing some of the malt sweetness here, but this is a brew that's not messing around.

Taste: Reminds me a bit of a less malt-bomb-like version of Siberian Night in some ways, and with a hop bite that may lead this to be a cellar candidate, despite the fact that there seems to be no yeast on the bottom, unless it all swirled around. Huge big-body roasted notes, some woodiness, smoke, charcoal, and blackened malts. Then it sinks in with warming to some more vanilla and mild chocolate flavors, though I don't get much coffee, along with some fruitier esters with citrus in the long finish.

Mouthfeel: Highly creamy and full-bodied, still with a bit of levity in the body. Not cloying in the least but coating like all hell.

Drinkability: Insanely drinkable overall, though I'd be willing to bet if they bottle the bourbon barrel aged version, people'd go crazy. Worth checking out to put it mildly. Green Flash can do it all.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed a bottle poured into an English pub glass. Let's do this. A dark reddish brown to black brew, with a solid brown head. Smells roasted, dark, and rich ... Yet surprisingly vibrant and fruity at the same time. Brace yourself, this one's got layers and layers of flavor. Initial blast is a malt bomb, cacao and dark molasses, accompanied by a nice deep smoky note. Once the palate acclimatizes to this, you might get some sweet brown flavors like toffee and whiskey, with the rich sweetness revealing itself over time. Some fruity grape juice peaks at you and then disappears. A search reveals some floral tobacco notes and a tinge of licorice, even as the overall vibe remains quite sweet rather than super dry and chalky like an Irish stout. Is that some gooseberry-type American hops?? Veers towards chocolate milk for a moment and then darts away; as I try to re-focus I get some red berry and watermelon, I swear to God. This one is fruity 'till the (fairly) bitter end. Not a ton of coffee roasted notes but oh wait, there's a little light roast and a subtle floral rosewater and crabapple effect. Holy shit, what a great complex stout. Bright and fruity for an "imperial" and one can plumb the deep, dark depths for all kinds of fresh flavors. One can taste the hops but not in a way that clashes with the dark malts. Dare I say the body is on the light side for the style, creamy, smooth, with more carbonation that many dark brews? Almost could pass for an "Imperial dark IPA" if the hops delivered more citrus and pine character. Magic.

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Hearty beer. Pours thick with thick head. Classic flavors, slightly bitter, slightly sweet but it's very subtle. And a coffee like background.

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Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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