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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,286 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,286
Reviews: 766
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 78
Gots: 180 | 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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Ratings: 2,286 | Reviews: 766 | Display Reviews Only:
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-22-2013 02:49:49 | More by DanGeo
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-07-2012 00:39:44 | More by DrFunkenstein
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fox227

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-09-2012 00:57:05 | More by fox227
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-07-2014 01:23:04 | More by cjgiant
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MrVonzipper

California

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black, oily and think looking while poured. Dark khaki frothy head with great retention and lacing.

Notes of chocolate, faint bacon, coffee, and roasted nut and malt. Nice rich nose.

Nice dark bold flavor starting off with chocolate, transitioning to a nice palate coating espresso flavor. Very nice balance and dark roasted malt character.

Mouthfeel is very nicely viscous and velvety with medium carbonation.

Overall a very nice bold, flavorful stout. Definitely recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 20:36:25 | More by MrVonzipper
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WritersBlock

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-07-2012 05:25:24 | More by WritersBlock
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FanofHefe

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-15-2013 02:24:21 | More by FanofHefe
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afksports

New York

4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Green Flash Double Stout is an Imperial Stout that I knew about when it was underground. Before it was famous. My review documents it!

This beer is an A through and through. It pours a lovely tan head on top of a deep black body, just as rich as you need it to be. It smells like burnt coffee, bitter chocolate, sweet malts, and alcohol. Like it's going to warm you up whether you like it or not. There's even a hoppy character to it. And the taste wallops. Boy does it pound. The front has a touch of hops and alcohol, the middle brings you all that malty goodness, and at the end of the drink there's the bitter chocolate that came through in the nose, except there's no alcohol with it. Just pure taste.

Woo!

It's big in the mouth, with a medium body and solid carbonation. I've tried it with ice cream, and it's great for that too.

There's nothing wrong with this beer - except that perhaps it's available everywhere and they don't barrel age it (as far as I know), so the hype wagon hasn't caught up to it.

Well screw all that. I'm happy I can buy this at my corner store. Cheers to Green Flash. Keep making this lovely liquid!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 03:54:28 | More by afksports
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HopsintheSack

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

09-08-2012 05:00:34 | More by HopsintheSack
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.93/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I poured this thick beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was really black as it should be. Very chocolate looking and the head was too for what little bit of time it was there. The smell was sweet but the taste was not. The beer had a bitter and dry mouth feel. It was thick and chewy. I do not think I will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 15:48:44 | More by Minkybut
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Diomede

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-07-2012 07:08:45 | More by Diomede
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seanchai

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-24-2014 19:12:05 | More by seanchai
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-09-2013 06:51:15 | More by mkennedy119
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-10-2013 17:21:27 | More by jarrgal
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

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

Poured into a tulip. There is a nice almost two inch foamy head with a nice tan color. The body is perfectly black. The lacing is very sticky. This looks good.

The aroma has nice blend of chocolate malt with a hint of licorice.

The taste starts out with slightly sweet, creamy chocolate malt. There is a good roasted flavor in the middle, leading to a slightly hoppy finish.

This is nice and full bodied. The mouthfeel is soft and a little velvety. I really like this one. Good marks all around!

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 03:53:31 | More by andrewinski1
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smells of coffee and chocolate malt, promising the flavors that lie ahead.

However, in the mouth the brew proves far more complex than the nose would give away. The coffees and chocolates are still there, but are surprisingly accompanied by sweeter flavors: caramels, toffees, and dark fruits, perhaps black cherries sprinkled in pure cocoa powder. Though this is a sweeter stout because of these flavors, it is still a stout, and so it comes as no surprise that the flavors have a thick hoppy vein running through them, providing a nice bitter bite, and the coffee and chocolate malt are what linger longest on the tongue after the mouthful is gone. Mouthfeel is wonderful, the beer sliding across the tongue like slightly carbonated cream.

I highly recommend this brew for lovers of darker beers; you won't be sorry you splurged on a bottle. And at 8.8% for a 1 pint, 6 fl. oz. bottle, you probably won't need to drink more than one.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 21:21:11 | More by jondeelee
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vcoggins

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-20-2012 23:05:01 | More by vcoggins
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-31-2013 00:44:03 | More by craftbeerasian
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

12-30-2012 00:20:29 | More by tedho21
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-17-2013 20:55:36 | More by gpblackgt
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

02-07-2013 14:37:44 | More by BColton1
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billshmeinke

California

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a Delirium Tremens tulip.

Pours a heavy black body with about two inches of beige/tan head. Nice lacing left behind, and retention is quite nice. I can't really think of anyway this would look any better.

Smells of dark fruits (plumbs and figs). Just a touch of cocoa, caramel, and roast coffee.

Tastes follows smell. Starts off with dark fruit esters (plumbs and figs) then the cocoa and caramel come through a lot more than in the smell. Ends on a note of smokey coffee and just a hint of leafy hops. Dark fruit notes last throughout.

Really balanced sweetness and roasted/smokey bitterness. Full bodied mouthfeel, quite rich, and a smooth but fairly crisp mouthfeel.

Pretty great drinkability. I was pretty surprised by how much I liked this beer. I haven't had much Green Flash, but I think I need to start.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2010 23:44:32 | More by billshmeinke
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-11-2013 01:24:56 | More by ToddHolder
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beerdrifter

Germany

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black pour with a two finger caramel-colored head with decent retention and great lacing. Roasty, malty nose with hints of coffee, subtle chocolate, and not much else. The taste is much bolder with lots of roasty coffee along with hints of toffee, caramel, vanilla, subtle smoke, espresso, cocoa, and bitter dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with decent balance and a fairly dry, bitter finish. Overall, this is a very solid and drinkable stout, but nothing all that special...

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 20:44:30 | More by beerdrifter
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-17-2014 19:05:56 | More by MattSharpless
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,286 ratings.