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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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of psweendogg
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aerozeppl
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this after a stone 12th and both are similiar.

A: Pours black with some brown around the edge. Nice lacing. A finger of mocha head.

S:Anise up front which I hate but I am also super sensitive to it. Behind that chocolate and roast not much else.

T: Much like stone 12th. The anise takes it down a notch for me but it is better balanced. More subtle chocolate and roast. They play off of each other well. Not complex but it works.

M: Thicker than the stone. Medium to heavy mouthfeel.

D: Very enjoyable on what has turned into an August stout tasting. Very good. Definitely something that imperial stout lovers should seek out.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is an espresso coffee bean black, with a dark rich cream colored head that's slow to dissipate. Faint bubbly lacing. The beer smells of rich bitter chocolate, roasted malts, and a hint of sweetness. Tastes like it smells: rich, sweet bitter chocolate. There's a faint milk stout sweetness in it. Also roasted malts and slight smokiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a dry finish.

Overall, very impressed. I cannot believe how smooth this goes down for 8.8% ABV. There's a slight milk chocolate profile in it that's delicious.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of spointon
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this one from a 22oz brown bomber bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A= This ale poured nearly black with a few ruby/brown highlights. The head was massive, rising a good 2.5" before dropping to a thin cap. Surprising amount of lace stickage on my glass.

S= Really boozy. Beyond that, I noted roasted malt/coffee, light chocolate, and a general lingering sweetness.

T= Tasted better than it smelled, with the roasty grains and the chocolate/caramel malt notes combining well enough. not a lot of hop presence, but it was certainly detectable. The finish was dry and skewed to the roasty side.

M= Really more medium than heavy in the body, with lots of carbonation. Good tongue coating capabilities.

D= A bit boozy, but all in all a very good offering. Not as smooth as its competitors, but worth drinking all the same.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of inlimbo77
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Bottle not dated but purchased winter 2012
Central Waters globe

A: Pours a pretty much pitch black "stout" color. Initially I got a finger and a half of tight bubbled light tan head. Looks to be leaving some nice sticky lacing sheets. Head sticks around.

S: In a night of IPAs and others, this is a breath of fresh air. Nice roast notes. I get some nice coffee hints and mild and dark chocolate hits. Doesn't smells aggressive like a RIS.

T: Right up front on the tongue, I get bitterness from the chocolate for sure.In the mid palate, I am getting some roast coffee and chocolate malt. It's a really smooth beer. The ABV is nicely hidden for sure. So smooth. The finish is long and really pleasant.

M: It's full as per the style.

O: Enjoyed greatly.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sampling right now on 2/8/14. Had this a few times in the past. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a brandy snifter.

Pours a very dark brown/black with a 2-finger beige head that settles down to just the top and sides of the glass. LOTS of lacing is seen. One of the most I have seen in a good while actually. Perfect carbonation. The aroma is very pleasing with hints of coffee and chocolate roasted malt. The taste is the same and goes down easy. No harsh or bitter aftertaste at all. Overall a fantastic Stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of farrago
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Jet black and I mean jet black, like a brick of onyx. Pours an agitated two-finger head of dark brown froth, mixed of bubbles large and small, lacing mostly larger bubbles and slides off quickly. Gargantuan melted chocolate and cappuccino coffee driven nose, after that very similar toffee and butterscotch accents, hint of cherry or blackberry fruit, no hops discerned, you'll either say it has purity of purpose or is monochrome. Very full-bodied, grips the tongue like a vise, while slow to move you sense it's a choice, not because it's not capable. Tastes like three slices of German chocolate cake washed down with cafe con leche. Grape, cherry, apricot, plum fruit, much variety in this department. Roasty and toasty more than bitter, you pucker nonetheless. Consistently becomes drier through the mid-palate, suggesting the hops having more textural effect than flavor-wise. Not really "chewy" since it resists chewing on it. There's a sense of accomplishment when the glass is finally empty.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mntlover
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black even in sunlight with a big chocolate head that falls slowly and leaves lots of sheet lace down my glass.

Aroma is roasted malt goodness sweet more chocolate then coffee. Hints of fruit some peat, earthy lightly smokey notes. Aroma is nice but little soft.

Taste is roasted malts some sweetness, almost like oats are present. Nice smokey earth notes in flavor too, peat. Nice sweet roasted malty goodness earthy notes go with leafy grassy and earthy hops blend perfectly. This is a nice stout smooth. Finish has your coffee notes and hops mingled.

Mouthfeel is big chewy nice full bodied stout with great mellow carbonation that makes it smooth.

Drinkability is great smooth sweet drinkable goodness. Goes down so easy not alcohol noted. Buy this one if you like big stouts, have already bought more this will be in my regular stout rotation now.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Absumaster
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pitch black beer with a settling head. The foam forms a small ring of off-white, beige foam.

The smell is delicious, roasted, chocolate, cookies, dough, almost too much. Especially the cookies jump out. Maybe there is also some grainy smell, like some adjunct grain like oats have been used. I cannot smell any hoparoma.

Taste is great, a nice roast, although not too harsh or overly roasted, or even burned. The dark malts tend to give the beer a coffee and dark bakery's chocolate taste. There is also the fresh baked cookies taste here. Together with the 8.8% alcohol it is a real treat. The alcohol is not really hidden but doesn't get boozy. The beer's bitterness is at the right level, pretty solid bitterness with a clean, maybe a little floral and spicy hoparoma.
Mouthfeel is good, the beer is not too sweet, which makes the alcohol stick out a little more. Overall this is a great beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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