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Double Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,431
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 89
Gots: 211 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

alamode, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of JackieTH
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burnt motor oil appearance with a quarter inch of rich mocha froth that persists leaving sheets of lace. Smells of charred molasses and chocolate. Sub-notes of heavily roasted malt, pine, charcoal and figs. Taste is initially a heap of roasted/charred malt, dark semi-sweet chocolate, sweetness of caramel and molasses. Hop presence mingles with the semi-bitter chocolate nicely notes of pine and citrus are faint but the bitterness is altogether evident. TheNice layers of complexity develop once the initial chewing on pine cinders/burnt coals effect abates. Nice creamy mouthfeel in a medium-heavy body. Mild bitterness, char and chocolate linger on the finish.

JackieTH, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of LampertLand
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Green Flash Brewing 'Double Stout' Black Ale @ 8.8% served from a couple of 12 fl oz bottles purchased for $3.50 each

A-pour is a dark cola brown from the bottle to a near black in the glass with a small tan head which is quickly dissapated leaving a minimal lace ring along the pint

S-smells like a 'RIS'

T-big tasting stout , a certain smokeyness lingers on the palate

MF-ok carbonation , big full body

Ov-ok/good beer , sampled alongside , Brooklyn-Black Choc & Hercule-Stout

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of ksimons
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pour is almost black with two fingers worth of tan head

S-rich roasted malt, molasses, dark chocolate, espresso, and a mild amount of hops

T-very rich malt with a large roasted flavor, molasses, black coffee, bitter hops are more powerful in the taste than the smell, and a light amount of dark chocolate

M-full body, medium to high carbonation, dry and roasted mouthfeel

Overall a very good beer for the style, would definitely get again.

ksimons, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

megamass, Mar 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Burkbom23, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

djre4orm, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of cyrushire
4/5  rDev -2.4%

cyrushire, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of williamherbert
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Immense, dimpled oatmeal head. Color is so dark brown that it's a cousin of black. Opaque but shiny, like the exterior of a bowling ball. Wispy tan lace.

The smell is heavily roasted coffee and mocha malts; nearly burnt but not quite. Dark & semi-sweet chocolates. Milk chicolate with agitation. Mild coffee and chocolate.

The taste is sweet and bitter both. Mild mocha coffee and light semi-sweet chocolate. Good bitter/sweet balance. Really nice; bitter at first, them milky sweet. Excellent balance.

The feel is milky and creamy. Really smooht. A "wet" stout for sure. Overall, this is more like a proter. A little bit of sweet chocolate, a tad of bitter coffee. Perfectly balanced.

williamherbert, Dec 13, 2008
Photo of Hophead717
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Hophead717, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of ToddHolder
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

ToddHolder, May 11, 2013
Photo of tedho21
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

tedho21, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of jakea
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

jakea, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of grumpygerman
4/5  rDev -2.4%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Proudly served in a snifter.

Appearance: Very dark, it is completely opaque and black as it comes. Thick tan head which rises to maybe two fingers length.

Smell: Light milk chocolate and and light light molasses.

Taste: This is one category which is honestly confusing for me. comes off light but very flavorful. Some other imperial stouts you feel the taste of alcohol but this is more like your milk stout. Lightly sweet cho9colate offset with bitterness.

Mouth: It is rough around the edges it is somewhere between 3.5 and 4, at first the after-taste doesn't stick after three sips then like glue.

Overall: Well crafted specimen of beer, full body and very rich. Watch a movie and enjoy. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, May 14, 2012
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium tulip. Very black color. Not too viscous. Nicely carbonated with a big tan head and outstanding retention. Nose is quite faint. I get definite toasted malt, ``burnt'' aromas, and some coffee.

Medium-to-firm mouthfeel and full body. There is a nice sweet toasted malt backbone with a fairly strong bitter coffee accompaniment. There is also just a faint touch of licorice. The flavor is fairly well-balanced, but leans a bit towards the bitter coffee notes, making the beer more of a sipper. The finish is quite dry and the coffee flavors linger nicely in the mouth. Overall, a nice American Double Stout. Enjoyable, fairly complex, and easy to find.

deadonhisfeet, Mar 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Hendrick24, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Giantspace, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

cindyjeffsmith, Oct 24, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

nataku00, Dec 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

BKBassist, Jun 11, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

cswhitehorse, Mar 13, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Beer21, Jan 24, 2013
Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,431 ratings.