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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.

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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,010
Reviews:
887
Ratings:
3,114
pDev:
9.27%
Bros Score:
4.42
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
475
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Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled 05/06/13.

Appearance: Pours an oily midnight black with a lot of bubbles. Big three finger tan head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A roasty and fairly robust dark aroma with good hints of chocolate and coffee. Upfront roasted barley malts with big hints of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee bean, burnt toast, oats, cookie dough, caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, nuts, smoke, and yeast. Also some hints of milk and cream. Sweet hints of molasses and brown sugar. Decent hop backing with earthy hints of grass and subtle pine. A pretty solid stout aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a roasty and fairly sweet stout taste with notes of chocolate and coffee roast. Dark roasted barley malts with upfront notes of cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee bean, oats, burnt toast, cookie dough, caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, nuts, yeast, and slight smoke. Silky taste of milk and cream. Sweet notes of burnt brown sugar and molasses. Background notes of earthy and grassy hops along with some slight pine. Also a slight undertone of dark raisin. A pretty nice creamy stout taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and silky with a smooth finish. Alcohol heat is masked well.

Overall: A pretty solid stout. Doesn't quite feel imperial but it has some good roasty and creamy flavors.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 8/30/2014. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, char, toast, caramel, oats, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes with a fair amount of hop presence; and good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, char, caramel, oats, floral, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, char, roasted malt, toast, oats, caramel, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt flavors; with a moderate hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, chalky, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of xbrettfavrex
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of MNBeer1017
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of GABrew
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of CSpoons
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of xabyss
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 11/06/12, consumed 11/19/13

A: An opaque void, black as night with a quickly-dissipating mocha head that leaves lace sticking everywhere; pretty glorious

S: A bit weak on the nose, but the goods come through: chocolate, coffee, a healthy dose of roasted hops.

T: The year spent aging has added some complexity to this brew, methinks. Dark chocolate up front, malts and coffee in the rear, with a pleasant bitterness left lingering on the palate. I'm definitely getting dark fruits and possibly even a hint of licorice. The coffee wipes the palate clean before I can dwell on the complexities. Quite good!

M: Not as thick as other "double stouts." On the lighter end of full-bodied with some small stinging carbonation bubbles.

O: I picked this guy up six months ago and thought, heck with it, I'mma sit on it another 6 months because, why not. Point is, I don't have a fresher sample to compare side by side. Reading some of the other reviews, I do think a year in the cellar did this guy some good. Overall, a good, borderline great stout, but far from my favorite.

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Photo of Summer92
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Druss157
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of NationalEERS
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of maizymouse
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Punisher
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of FanofHefe
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of WanderingFool
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ViragS
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

A: Black body with a grey-brown head.

S: Fudge, sherbet and floral hops. Strawberry is present later on.

T: Crickey! It's harsh at first. It's slightly sweet with a very bitter bite. It's smokey, ever so slightly earthy and there's a wee bit of liquorice. Lemonade/Sprite in the aftertaste.

O: Some nice concentrated flavours but it's not the most refined strong stout out there.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of ohyayitstrey
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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