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Green Flash Belgian Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Belgian Stout
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BA SCORE
85
very good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2009)
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Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

t0rin0, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Appearance: Arrives with an obsidian color and a tan cap that leaves tiny bubbles of lace

Smell: Roasty chocolate with hints of smoke, banana and yeasty phenols

Taste: Roasty chocolate and yeasty phenols with white pepper and coca cola flavors emerging by mid_palate; after the swallow, the sweet and spicy Belgian aspects emerge, adding some banana and woody flavors to the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A very nice effort, with lots of Belgian influences; very interesting

brentk56, Mar 30, 2010
Photo of womencantsail
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%

On-tap at Green Flash

A: The pour is a dark brown color with a thin tan head on top.

S: The nose is lightly roasty with a surprising amount of sweet malt and some yeasty esters, namely bananas.

T: The roast is more pronounced in the flavor along with some coffee and chocolate and some sweet banana flavor. Surprisingly, this works amazingly well together.

M: The body is medium with a smooth and creamy feel on the tongue.

D: This is easily one of my new favorites from Green Flash. A great combination of traditional stout and Belgian yeast flavors.

womencantsail, Mar 27, 2010
Photo of mdfb79
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%

From 12/21/10 notes. Had on tap at Rattle N Hum in NYC.

a - Pours a jet black color with one inch of tan head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, bananas, spice, and light vanilla.

t - Tastes of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruit, vanilla, and very light alcohol.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, very smooth.

d - A very nice, interesting stout. Lots of the normal chocolate and roasted malts combining with bananas and fruits. Would like to try again.

mdfb79, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of Halcyondays
3.58/5  rDev -8%

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours black with a soft off-tan head. Good retention with some lace out there.

S: Roasted malt with some chocolate and seaside.

T: Not as robust as the Double Stout. Good chocolate and dark malt notes, not overly burnt. Some nice complexity out of the malt with hints of dark fruit.

M: Very smooth, medium-bodied, nice creamy feel.

D: A good beer, but I wasn't overly impressed. I expect great things out of Green Flash because they've been so good in the past, but this is definitely a fine effort.

Halcyondays, Jan 30, 2010
Photo of Zbeetleman
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Zbeetleman, May 15, 2013
Photo of djaeon
4/5  rDev +2.8%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of hawkmage
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Landfill21
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%

Pours into a jet black color and has a fingernail head that leaves lace down the glass

Smells of chocolate, roasted nuts and hints of coffee

Has a nice creamy taste that leaves a nice aftertaste of chocolate.

Has a medium mouthfeel, a little light for stouts and leads to a good drinkibility.

Landfill21, Mar 11, 2011
Photo of MichelleSD
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%

Still no reviews for this? We tried this a few weeks ago at the Green Flash tasting room and then had it again last night at Small Bar in a tulip glass.

Note: It was served warmer in the Green Flash tasting room, and the coffee flavors were more pronounced here. The Belgian funk taste/smell came through much stronger in the chilled serving at Small Bar.

A: Poured a dark, dark brown (typical stout color) with little head.

S: Stronger coffee smell in the taste at Green Flash. At Small Bar, smelled like a typical stout with a hint of Belgian funk.

T: At Green Flash, tasted like a coffee stout with a hint of Belgian funk. At Small Bar, the taste was a bit more balanced--less coffee flavor and more funk. FWIW, I preferred the taste at Small Bar. Both ways, it was an interesting and fun beer.

M: Not hugely viscous--a bit lighter than some of the Imperial Stouts that I'm used to.

D: While definitely not a session beer, I had no trouble finishing the rather large tulip glass pour that I had at Small Bar. This will be a fun last-beer-of-the-night to mix in occasionally while it's available on tap around town.

MichelleSD, Jan 14, 2010
Green Flash Belgian Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.