Green Flash Ristretto Cosmic Black Lager | Green Flash Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
94.1%
Liked This Beer
4.22 w/ 51 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
“Ristretto Cosmic Black Lager” as the third iteration in a continuing series of Genius Lab inventions. We’ve taken various aspects from some our favorite beer styles to create a big, bold, black lager worthy of the Green Flash name. The malt bill boasts of chocolate and roast malts that provide a black color with dark brown hues. A healthy charge of Northern Brewer is added up front for a clean bitter that is later accompanied by Belgian candy sugar and lactose for complex balance. The lactose and Belgian candy sugar together add a creamy texture and subtle sweetness to the roast and chocolate flavors. Lagering after cold fermentation lends an overall fine character and smoothness to the brew. Finishing off the brew we blend in cold pressed espresso, bold enough to be tagged Ristretto (a concentrated shot of espresso) taking the brew to yet another dimension.
8.2% ABV
45 IBU

Added by MattSweatshirt on 03-12-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
51
Liked:
48
Avg:
4.22/5
pDev:
7.58%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at home. Dark brown with a tall tan head with decent retention. Notes of roasted malts, espresso, roasted coffee beans, chocolate, caramel, bitter hops, licorice and cherries. Bitter-sweet, medium bodied, medium to low carbonation and a chocolate-coffee roasted finish.

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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
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3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
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3.67/5  rDev -13%
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On tap in San Diego at waypoint public. Pours super black like motor oil but not thick and heavy. Smell is Dark chocolate and COFFEE as is the taste. Goes down smooth , not bitter or boozy at all. Overall fantastic beer, especially if you like coffee

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4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
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Green Flash Ristretto Cosmic Black Lager from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94.1% out of 100 with 51 ratings
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