Cosmic Ristretto | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.08/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Live long and drink Cosmic Ristretto. This highly revered brew will go down in history as one of the first graduates of our Genius Lab program into our front line. Marvel at its rich black appearance with bruleed edges and mocha-colored beer foam. Breathe in its coffee aroma and sweet malts, and savor its smooth, espresso, chocolate flavor. Don’t fight its gravitational pull. This bold, complex, java-centric Baltic Porter with Espresso is irresistible. Houston, we have a problem, my glass is empty.

Added by jaydoc on 05-15-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,414
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
235
pDev:
6.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
54
Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liamt07
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin white to off white foamy thin head. Semi-thin foamy lacing glosses around the sides of the glass nicely. The smell had a rich dark espresso to milky chocolate/semi-sweet cocoa bean but also somewhat burnt coffee bean. Decent roast. The taste tried to follow through on the wanted flavor. Mainly had that roasty to burnt flavor rolling on into the aftertaste. Slight dry/roasty/burnt finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with the burnt/roasty/espresso sort of feel hitting my tongue decently. Hmmm...there’s a part of me that wants to say "excessively," hmmm...not bad. Overall, for a Baltic Porter, pretty good for the most part, leans a bit more towards the roasty sort of almost burnt coffee bean-esque thing.

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Photo of zeff80
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a jet-black color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It smelled of coffee and dark chocolate. Good roasted malt flavor with a coffee bite. Some dark chocolate and sweet toffee, too.

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Very good lacing.

S: A decent, but not exceptional aroma of coffee, chocolate and malt.

T: Tasted of a lot of dark chocolate, some light vanilla notes, a good shot of coffee (more like espresso), lots of roasted malt, a definite creaminess, and a grainy quality. An interesting flavor that seems more subdued than it should be. A beer with espresso should be more aggressive than this. Still, it's decently tasty.

F: A nice amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. medium-bodied.

O: This is very much an uneven beer. Green Flash has made better beers. Nonetheless, it was worth trying.

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4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
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4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
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4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Cosmic Ristretto from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 235 ratings