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Green Tea Imperial Stout (Brewhouse Rarities) - Flying Dog Brewery

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Green Tea Imperial Stout (Brewhouse Rarities)Green Tea Imperial Stout (Brewhouse Rarities)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MLasoski on 03-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 10
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Photo of MLasoski
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Murky black body with a 1/2" tan head that slowly builds as it is poured.

S: I smelled a subtle presence of green tea off the pour; however, as it sat I really couldn't set apart the aroma of the tea leaves and the dark malt.

T: I think I was expecting more green tea on the tastebuds. Maybe I had an off night but I noticed the full bodied beer overpowered this ingredient. It was a very subtle taste.

M: A typical heavy stout. Typical doesn't mean this is a negative rating. It's how an imperial stout should be. Heavy and full-bodied.

O: Prove my tastebuds wrong and pick this one up. It's well worth it for the price. I got it for $8.99 in South Jersey.

Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: inky black body under a finger of mocha-colored foam in a large snifter; left behind a few motes

S: even though its "green tea" stout, I could've sworn I smelled mint amid the dark roasted malts and lighter herbal notes

T: dark malty flavors seem to take a back seat to the flavors of green tea and herbs, mint-like again, bolstered with some boozy vanilla suggestions and a even a hint of espresso

M: thin for a stout, smooth, rather clean-finishing (again, for a stout)

O: this beer tasted very green to me - green tea, green mint, green herbs, but also "green" meaning not quite fully developed, too. I am not a real fan of mint beer, and this was reminiscent of that. A decent departure/take on the stout for the curious, fans of "minty"/herbal stouts, and BAs looking for something different. Happy to have had it once, but nothing I'd personally return to.

Photo of mntlover
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black with a nice dense two finger coco colored head that falls oh so slowly. Leaves behind some nice lace.

Aroma is nice you notice the tea most right after pouring it seems to mellow to very nice chocolate notes on top of roasted malt backbone.

Taste is big roasted malts with hints of green tea up front. Sweet roasted notes with chocolate spring up in the middle and linger into the finish. Finish lightens some and is lightly dry with green tea popping up again with the hops leafy greens and minty notes plus hints of tobacco. At 10% figured there would be some alcohol notes but having hard time pulling them out which is good.

Mouthfeel is when it hits the mouth seems full and robust but the finish is lighter and lightly peppy.

Overall finding this enjoyable and would purchase again the green tea notes aren't huge, guess they get covered up by all the roasted malts but it is an enjoyable stout.

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a brown head. In the aroma, sweet tea with a small roasted malt. In the taste, roasty caramel, with coffee and sweet tea notes all the way through. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dryer roasty caramel malt in the aftertaste. The smell and taste of tea, with the look and aftertaste of a stout, interestingly different.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Flying Dog : Green Tea Imperial Stout

Pours a dark brown, bordering on black . Off white head forms and leaves good lace. Aroma of leafy tea and roasted malts. In the flavor, green tea and smokey malt flavor. Chocolate and tea flavor work well together. Fruity booze note and rounds out the flavor with some smooth alcohol. Soft feel and drinks smoothly and quite easily. Overall, this is a good beer, the green tea supersedes the hops and adds a leafy, herbal flavor to a big time stout.

Photo of larryi86
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Green tea, some mint, roasted malts, earthy.

T- Green tea, roasted malts, mint, earthy, roasted malts, some dark chocolate, bitter, interesting mixing of flavors.

S- Smooth, kind of creamy, medium to full body.

O- Surprisingly good. I really enjoy this and it is easy to drink.

Photo of JohnnyMc
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Traded with DJ's BrewTube for this one! Thanks man!

Pours out completely pitch black with a deep khaki tan head.

The aroma packs some very herbal and earthy green tea smells along with some roast, a hint of chocolate and a bit of caramel sweetness.

Tons of the herbal and earthy green tea type of taste to start off and then that fades into some huge roasty malt notes. There is some bittersweet chocolate and some coffee in there too. A tiny hint of vanilla near the end.

The body is medium and the mouthfeel is creamy. There is a decent dryness in the finish and the alcohol is very well masked.

Very unique and a different take on an Imperial Stout. The green tea is kind of disjointed against the traditional Imperial Stout notes, but it's a fun beer to try. Not the best or the worst I have ever had.

Photo of thecheapies
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Glugs into the snifter super-dark. Looks black with a dark mocha-colored head. Sits at a half-inch. Falls to a ring with some haste.

Roasty aromas of mild chocolate and kilned grain blends with an herbal and distict smell of whole leaf green tea. Lighter still is a whiff of espresso. Earthy and very light notes of berry.

Dry, earthy green tea flavors correspond with usual stout maltiness. Green tea leaves, heavy roast, herbal bitterness, tart berry, dark cocoa, espresso, spearmint, and earthy hops. Really impressed at how these flavors marry. Very earthy tea finish with a quiet booze warmth.

An inflated body with lots of chew, supported by a languid and chunky carbonation. 10% is hard to believe.

So enjoyable. Such a unique drinking experiencw. Worth the buy. I would love to get more.

Photo of Pencible
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured an opaque pitch black with thick dark tan head. Beautiful.
S: It smelled like bitter dark chocolate and roasted coffee, with some faint spices.
T: It tasted like rich dark chocolate and bitter roasted coffee, with some herbal tea and grassy hops. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with fine carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was an interesting stout. The idea of combining green tea into typical stout flavors isn't an obvious mix. It ended up about as good as I could imagine, but still not what I would consider delicious. The body was nice, and the finish was surprisingly smooth with well hidden alcohol. So it was easy to drink. No reason to cellar that I can think of. Nice to try once, but nothing more than a fleeting novelty.

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma of roasted malt and a hint of spice.
Head small (< 1 cm), light brown, creamy, fully diminishing to a 2 mm layer
Lacing virtually none – few small clusters of bubbles, not lasting
Body dark brown to black, opaque
Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, and a little tea spiciness. No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl.
Palate medium to full, creamy, soft carbonation

Good. Very, very good. I wish I had purchased several bottles. Besides beginning as a lovely stout, the tea adds an interesting dimension and slight spiciness. This seems a little thinner than the Gonzo Imperial Porter, yet is still creamy and smooth.

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Green Tea Imperial Stout (Brewhouse Rarities) from Flying Dog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.