Double Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Double StoutDouble Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We explored 19th Century British Stout recipes, then charted a fresh course to land on a modern American version of the old-world classic. Our Double Stout encompasses the very best of both worlds. Golden naked oats, dark crystal and roasted malt offer a luscious balance of bittersweet chocolate and hints of coffee. Fair winds and following seas. Smooth sailing, all the way home.

Added by SacoDeToro on 03-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,114
Reviews:
887
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.29%
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
475
For Trade:
1
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1/5  rDev -75.6%

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1/5  rDev -75.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.3%

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1.84/5  rDev -55%

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2/5  rDev -51.1%

Photo of willth
2.12/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Color is great, nice mocha head. Smell is just pure citra hops, taste is way too hoppy for a stout. Not sure what they were thinking with this one. Drain pour

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Photo of Jemonster
2.22/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A: Deep dark chocolate brown with probably the darkest tan head I've ever seen on a beer. Cloudy head.

S: Sweet malt and burnt toast.

T: THAT IS BOLD. The label isn't lying, this beer packs "flavor". For me there is too much roast character and not enough of everything else. A burnt taste like old and poorly roasted french roast coffee overpowers everything. There is some sweet malt there, but just barely, and a lingering hop bitterness at the end. I feel like I might have gotten a bad batch, there is a sour tinge. This is so burnt tasting that it's undrinkable.

M: Creamy and smooth, nice level of carbonation.

O: Can't even drink this.

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2.25/5  rDev -45%

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2.25/5  rDev -45%

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2.25/5  rDev -45%

Photo of Beaver13
2.37/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a big creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet grainy chocolate malts, licorice and some lactose and roast. Weird floral notes come out as it warms.

The flavor is sweet plasticky lactic chocolate with black licorice and a big roasted char bitter finish that lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation and a bit oily.

Overall, it just doesn't work for me. The more I sip, the less I like it. It has too many off notes for me - plastic and too much oily char that makes the black licorice unpleasant as well.

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2.48/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of jtierney89
2.5/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Super deep brown color, close to black, very big light brown head. Super sticky. Asphault cocoa powder roasted malt and an overall earthiness on the nose.

Suprisingly light for an imperial stout. Brisk carbonation, same flavors that are on the nose, a bit of astringent coffee. Thin and burnt tasting, not really understanding the high rating on this one. Earthy bitterness that doesn't really compliment the other flavors. The one upside is you can't detect the 8.8% other than that though not a good beer. Harsh astringent and with flavors that dont meld.

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.59/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Dark brown nearly black color with a small, beige head of foam. Nose is awfully light smelling, mostly hop accented with some malt character but the nose overall is disappointing. It's a hoppy stout, mostly hop accented with citrus notes and lots of bitterness. Malts are a bit over roasted and unbalanced, lots of bitter chocolate and coffee ground notes, but it could show some more fruit character. Pretty brash and not a lot of complexity or overall balance.

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2.6/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I liked the smell of this beer, lots of roasty malts and chocolate just like a Stone Imperial Russian Stout. This beer looked good , real dark with a nice mocha head. mouthfeel is like a Porter...thin, with a little too much carbination. The first I noticed was the hoppiness of the beer, I let the beer sit and warm-up a litle, the hoppiness and the carbination was still prevelent, I did not like this beer even though it looked and smelled decent.Too hoppy for a darker beer.

I would not buy this Stout again. I'll stick to Stone Imperial Russian Stout or Old Rasputin.

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2.6/5  rDev -36.4%

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2.67/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a dark, viscous black, very opaque. Good 2 finger mocha head that leaves a decent amount of filmy lacing.

S - Actually sensing quite of bit of dark fruits and licorice in the nose. It's a bit of a disappointment on the smell, I'm not picking much else.

T - Very sweet, lots of brown sugar and oatmeal. Fades into a bit of a coffee bitterness and milk chocolate, but it's hard to pick up. I don't know, there's something that just doesn't blend well here. It's too sweet and the balance comes too late.

M - It's smooth and creamy, which is good, alcohol is pretty much hidden.

Overall - I wasn't sold on this one. It seemed too fruity and sugary. Just seemed terribly off in the balance.

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of Minkybut
2.92/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I poured this thick beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was really black as it should be. Very chocolate looking and the head was too for what little bit of time it was there. The smell was sweet but the taste was not. The beer had a bitter and dry mouth feel. It was thick and chewy. I do not think I will buy again.

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Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 3,114 ratings.
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