Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
The Double Stout from Green Flash was black as oil and had a 2 finger foam head that looked like stiff batter. Head retention was nice and slow and it was densely packed bubbles.
Aroma was of bitter chocolate and coffee. Taste was very much the same but had a real nice bite for the first sip. The bitterness of the coffee came through then you were left with well rounded smoothness. In the mouth it left a little bit of an off flavor. It seemed creamy like an oatmeal stout. Overall it was a well crafted brew.
03-13-2009 22:20:47 | More by cswhitehorse
3.78/5 rDev -7.8%
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours pitch black, no light getting through this one, with two fingers of a light brown creamy head with a few large bubbles mixed in. Head recedes slowly, leaving thick swatches of lacing on the glass until about a half a finger of head consisting of mostly bubbles. A few tiny bubbles here and there right at the edge of the glass, but can't see much in this dark beer.
Nose is dark roasted malts, espresso, bittersweet chocolate, and a touch of molasses. Took a while to warm up and get any aromas out of this after pouring the bottle straight out of the fridge.
Taking a sip, dark and bitter roasted malts upfront, combination of roasted grain and a dark toasted bread flavor. Espresso and a bit of bittersweet chocolate round out the flavor. Dry finish, with lingering roasted malt bitterness and some sweeter chocolate notes.
Medium body and creamy from ample fine carbonation. A bit of a burnt bread flavor lingers a little too long on the tongue for my liking though. A decent stout for the price, but not the most interesting.
12-16-2011 04:12:35 | More by nataku00
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
Appearance: gorgeous black beauty. Thick messy mocha head and lacing. Looks like a stout ought to.
Smell: simple and very good. Roast and coffee and straightforward a stout as I've ever had.
Taste: exactly as expected from the nose. Simple and damn good.
Overall: outside of the monsters this is a good a stout as I've had.
10-23-2012 23:29:52 | More by cindyjeffsmith
3.88/5 rDev -5.4%
Sampled in an Ommegang Tulip. A hard pour produces a thick head of light brown rocky foam, great lacing as it settles out over very deep dark brown stouty-stout. I'm getting chocolate and roasted barley...very light coffee too in the nose, seems promising so far. Luxurious viscous mouthfeel with flavors of chocolate once again, malt sugar sweetness, a nice roasty sensation mingling with a not-over-the-top hopping...everything melds nicely. Chocolate again in the finish, then fades with a roasty note. Alcohol well masked in this one. Quality stuff.
08-04-2012 00:30:21 | More by beerluvr
4/5 rDev -2.4%
A - This beer pours a very dark brown color. It has a big 2.5-finger chocolatey looking head on it. The head has good retention, and it leaves behind a nice wave of lace on the glass.
S - The smell has a nice roasted malt aroma to it. There are also some aromas of chocolate, coffee, and some vanilla. Mmm smells nice.
T - There is a nice dark roasted malt flavor up front. There is a pretty big coffee flavor, and some dark chocolate as well. The roasted bitterness is moderate, and there is some sweetness to balance it. The finish leaves behind some lingering bitterness and a touch of booze.
M - The body of this is on the heavier side of medium, and it has good carbonation. It goes down quite smooth, and it has a nice smooth rich feel to it. There is also a little bit of boozy warmth in the finish.
O - This has good drinkability. It is a little bit of a sipper, but delicious none the less. Overall, I thought it was a really nice stout. The alcohol content was hidden well too. I would definitely buy this one again.
09-30-2011 17:56:40 | More by JizackFH
3.43/5 rDev -16.3%
Poured a 22oz bomber into my Unibroue tulip. This beer pours a India ink black with a huge 3 inch dark beige head that leaves a substantial amount of lacing as the head recedes down the glass. The aroma is, well, rather stouty. Nothing spectacular. There are definite notes of dark chocolate and strong coffee. There are definite notes of ruff graininess. The taste follows suit but less spectacularly. The flavor is dark chocolate and coffee. Nothing really exciting or provoking. The mouthfeel is nice and creamy leaving a coating of dark chocolate on the palate. This in my opinion is really just an average Imperial Stout. Its good, but its nothing spectacular or out of the ordinary. It's the basics of what any good tasting stout is. No more, no less.
01-14-2009 05:01:27 | More by hwwty4
3.58/5 rDev -12.7%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Look - jet black with about 2.5 fingers worth of dark tan-colored foam that dissipates slowly.
Smell - fairly malty with subtle chocolaty hints and a note of roastedness.
Taste and Mouthfeel - bittersweet in general. Sweet at the beginning, and in the middle you can taste the syrupy/chocolaty tones, and bitter in the finish. Texture is pretty well-balanced, but leans toward the creamier side.
Overall - not a bad brew at all. Very drinkable, and decently complex.
04-11-2011 03:38:18 | More by Nerudamann
4.13/5 rDev +0.7%
The first time I had this, it was totally in the wrong conditions. Really hot, sticky weather, and far too many other beers under my belt to truly appreciate it. A hard pour results in a pitch black beer, with a rocky two fingers worth of tan heading. Smell is very earthy, with bits of roasted black coffee bean, soil and bitter unsweetened chocolate. Roasted chocolate and coffee begin the ride with this one, and then leads in to some great blackberry and blueberry notes. Flavors get more fruity and juicy as the beer warms up. Body is very thick, pretty much a meal in a bottle. Heat from the alcohol is not apparent in the flavor, and has not hit me yet after drinking half the bomber, although I expect it will after a few more pulls. It might be difficult to drink an entire bottle to yourself, but still very drinkable and enjoyable....one to sip and enjoy with a pipe or cigar. I am glad I gave this brew another shot, as it is quite a bit better than the first bottle I had of it. I believe I will purchase another bottle of this in the very near future. Cheers
11-18-2008 04:15:44 | More by jamie2dope
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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