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Double Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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:
#2,013
Reviews:
887
Ratings:
3,114
pDev:
9.27%
Bros Score:
4.42
 
 
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141
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3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This an undated bomber from around 2007-2008 (they haven't used this old label since that period). Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance is inky - very dark brown, bordering on black, with a thin layer of dark tan head. Just a little bit of occasional lace. 8.8% ABV isn't that big for an imperial stout these days, and I've seen ones with much higher alcohol content retain a nicer head. That's basically the only strike against this beer. Not a big deal.

Smell is heavenly. The most forward note is dark fruits, like prune and raisin, which is more reminiscent of a quad than a stout. Behind that is burnt sugar, molasses, coffee, milk chocolate and a slight whiff of bourbon.

That very concentrated "inkiness" carries through to the palate. Espresso, dark chocolate, oats and bitter black malts dominate, with a tinge of green raisin and a cool finish that can probably be attributed to the hops and the booze. Nice roasty/bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel starts off thin, but quickly rounds out and becomes velvety with a surprising amount of soft, prickly carbonation, considering this one's age.

Overall, this beer might have seen better days in terms of look and feel, but the flavor is mostly all there. The nose is downright sexy. The beer is not too sweet and finishes rather dry. It would probably make for a nice complement to a really rich, sweet desert like cheesecake.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle with no visible BB date. Purchased ages ago from a webshop and stored in my garage. I've had this for probably more than 18 months - hopefully its strength will have preserved it reasonably well.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A very dark brown hue that appears ultra-black in the glass. Produces a large head of creamy mocha-brown foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of deep roasted malt with notes of burnt grain, coffee, chocolate, molasses, dried fruit, sugar, a hint of vanilla and a faint twinge of oxidation. Rich, dark and fruity - good stuff.

Tastes of intense roasted malt with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of burnt grain, dark malt, coffee, cocoa,molasses, dried fruit, earthy yeast, stewed hop and faint vanilla. A hint of oxidation and staleness in the background. Slightly sweet, followed by a strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Pretty astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter roasted malt, coffee, mild fruitiness and stewed leaves.

Impressive - a big stout with a big flavour. Looks the part, while the aroma and flavour are replete with roasted malt, burnt grain and molasses. Some mild staleness but this doesn't detract from the experience. Decent body, though could be a shade thicker. A great stout with plenty of character - worth sampling if you have the chance.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burnt motor oil appearance with a quarter inch of rich mocha froth that persists leaving sheets of lace. Smells of charred molasses and chocolate. Sub-notes of heavily roasted malt, pine, charcoal and figs. Taste is initially a heap of roasted/charred malt, dark semi-sweet chocolate, sweetness of caramel and molasses. Hop presence mingles with the semi-bitter chocolate nicely notes of pine and citrus are faint but the bitterness is altogether evident. TheNice layers of complexity develop once the initial chewing on pine cinders/burnt coals effect abates. Nice creamy mouthfeel in a medium-heavy body. Mild bitterness, char and chocolate linger on the finish.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A really good stout.

I'm a Guiness Foreign Extra lover, and I like this one about the same, if not a little better.

The Guiness FE has a little better mouthfeel, but this one is pretty good as well, and has a bit better flavor.

It lingers on the palate with a nice finish. There is a definite strong and complex flavor with an ever so slight bitterness and brightness mixed with a malty sweetness. I really like this one, and it ranks at one of the top stouts that I've tried.

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