Cosmic Ristretto | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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 Ngntjp on 02-12-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
192
Reviews:
55
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
6.63%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
44
For Trade:
1
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Photo of liamt07
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
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 +2.2%
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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Photo of jmaskell33
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sharpski
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
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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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjrider
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of americancontrarian
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of warpedrevolution
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stanale
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MidloRapid
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ZachLanham94
4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Photo of Gtg642
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft at Scofflaw, part of a Green Flash tap takeover.

Brownish black body with ample foam, spotty lacing around the edges of the glass.
Aroma is rich and coffee forward, espresso brings the intense roast.
Taste is similarly coffee forward, with a smooth black malt base. Moderate intensity of coffee flavors, not too bitter.
Feel is light, creamy and smooth with no twang or astringency. Nicely blended, would get this again.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hootie159
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Cosmic Ristretto from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.07 out of 5 based on 192 ratings.
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