Double Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Double StoutDouble Stout
BA SCORE
4.1/5
3,114 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,963
Reviews:
887
Ratings:
3,114
pDev:
9.27%
Bros Score:
4.42
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
475
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,114 |  Reviews: 887
Photo of MacStinson
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pure black body, medium tan head, excellent lacing.

Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and fruits both juicy and dark.

Taste follows the nose. Rich coffee and chocolate abound. Earthy, juicy and darkly fruity.

Thick, rich, and oily, but thin enough to still flow easily.

Alcohol tucked away smoothly enough for good drinkability.

An under the radar, damn nice, oatmeal imperial.

 377 characters

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into my seventh sun snifter. Pours an opague black not a trace of light. Light brown colored heading,looks like a root beer float kind of heading. Excellent lacing all the way through.

The aroma was very subtle but nice. Leave the big hops to IPAs. I like my stouts more of an English style I guess. Nice roasted malts notes of chocolate and coffee.

Taste was just the same. Heavy mocha, burnt tobacco leaf and a touch of brown sugar. Second wave brings a kind of fig quality to it and settles with a quick anise like heat in the finish.

Mouth is full bodied, excellent carbonation. I love the nice smooth velvety texture.

Well this one will be the last of 2011 tastings for me and what a shocker to finish with. Extremely easy going double stout and the 8.8% ABV is almost not existent. This just may win my suprise of the year for 2011.

 850 characters

Photo of Offa
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent strong stout, a bit simple and devoid of complexity, especially for being as strong and heavy as it is.

Black, it has a big brown head.

Aroma is chocolate, hint of coffee, wet earth and bark, hint of winy prunes. Aroma is rich, full, nice, soft.

Taste is full and strong but simple and lacking in complexity. It is creamy, bittersweet, rich chocolate with hint of coffee, brandied prunes and wet singed leaves. It has a lingering burnt-leaf bitterness at finish. There is really nothing else. Compared to Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, for example that beer is far more complex and interesting and well-rounded than this on comparable (in fact slightly lower) abv. This has strong roasty-chocolatey elements but really nothing else.

 752 characters

Photo of atsprings
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black with a thin head that lasts a ring. Aroma is some slight roasted malts, but very weak. The taste is a nice blend of roasted malts, fresh ground coffee and cocoa. The beer is medium bodied with low carbonation and fairly well hidden alcohol. This is a decent stout but doesn't seem like it would benefit from aging.

 333 characters

Photo of shehateme
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of gordavidson
3.61/5  rDev -12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- A deep, black liquid with just the slightest bit of light getting through the top when held to a light. The creamy brown head has some decent retention. I can't really ask for anything more.

S- Dark chocolate, coffee, and a bit of fruitiness. The roastiness and hoppiness are pretty apparent.

T- Roasty with a definite hop presence. A bit astringent with a strange off flavor on the finish.

M- A very creamy body with the perfect amount of carbonation. the finish is just a little odd, though. Dry and kind of astringent.

D- The hoppiness makes this a unique take on the style, but it is enjoyable. A bit of a sipper, but worth trying.

 642 characters

Photo of thierrynantes
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) tasted in 2015.

Appearance : black color with tan foamy head.
Aroma : roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate.
Flavor & mouthfeel : sweet with notes of roasted malt, leading to a bitter chocolate finish.

 229 characters

Photo of drbenderdo
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of oglmcdgl
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of duff247
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of lackenhauser
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous black color with a sizeable dark tan head on top. Low aroma-sort of ink smelling and a metallic odor going on. Dark chocolate flavor with a sharp hop bite behind it. Dry cocoa powdery taste. Slight metallic or coppery flavor. Velvety smooth and full bodied. Silky. Very drinkable-dessert in a glass. The slight metallic flavor detracts a bit but a killer, killer beer none the less. Dont know how long this has been out but I grabbed it the minute I saw a Greenflash Stout.

 482 characters

Photo of kbrown
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Nat1975
3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of polloenfuego
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of stephens101
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Popping slowly into oblivion a bubbly dark tan head rides majestic atop this pure black brew. A broken but substantial lace is left behind. Aroma is subtle with roasted nuts, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans and sweet malts. Tastes of espresso, more dark chocolates, a hint of plums, and is big on the piny hops, especially for a stout. Medium to heavy body and somewhat airy with a resilient alcohol heat. Not as smooth as expected, but a good outing for sure.

 465 characters

Photo of josephwa
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of bigbeers84
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of jshusc
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big beautiful chocolate brown head reaches four fingers quickly from the pour. Fades very slowly and becomes rocky as it does. Leaves waves of lace. Body sits in my Duvel glass used motor oil black. Nose has tones of roasty malt, burnt coco, raw minerals, black olives and pickled meat. Enters the mouth very roasty. The malt comes of almost burnt, dry and slightly bitter. Some creamy dark chocolate notes develop mid palate as you drink. There may be a dusting of powdery, peppery spice also. Mouthfeel is a dry, bitter richness. Hops play in balancing this brew nicely. Bold and attractively drinkable.

 607 characters

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 3,114 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.